Curatorship of Contemporary Art Summer School - Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Summer Program
July 3, 2023 to July 14, 2023
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Area Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Located in Venice, a city with an outstanding cultural offer and “mother of all Biennials”, the summer school organized by Ca' Foscari University of Venice intends to explore the contemporary art system(s) on the basis of an exhibition format which acted as a model for the “Biennialization” of the present-day art world.

The two-week program will provide students with up-to-date insight into the history and the current activities of the Venice Biennale in the framework of the exhibition and curatorial studies. The program will alternate in-class learning activities with on-site visits to selected venues of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition and with visits to historical venues of Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia.

The programme is implemented with targeted training activities on exhibitionary and curatorial practices from five focus areas:

Sub-Saharan Africa
East Asia
Latin America
Russia, Caucasus, and Central Asia
Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA region)
For each focus area, a dedicated instructor with expertise both in academic lecturing and curatorial practice will hold in-class seminars and talks with artists and curators from the related areas. 

Contact Info: 

Megan Rae, Ca' Foscari School for International Education - Summer schools officer

Carolina Guarnotta, Ca' Foscari School for International Education - Summer schools officer