The International Art Exhibition returns to Venice from 23 April to 27 November 2022. This is the 59th edition and is curated by Cecilia Alemani.

The Art Biennale is one of the most famous and prestigious cultural institutions in the world and is held every two years in Venice, between the Giardini and the Arsenale.
First held in 1895, the Art Biennale marks its 127th year of history with this event, as it continues to be at the cutting edge in promoting new artistic trends.

The milk of dreams

Each edition follows a specific theme and the theme for 2022 is “The Milk of Dreams – Il latte dei Sogni“, which takes its title from a book of fairy tales by Leonora Carrington, as Cecilia Alemani, curator of this year’s Art Biennale, explains.
The surrealist artist describes a magical world in which life is constantly reinvented through the imagination, thanks to which it is possible to change, transform and become something different from oneself.

How is the definition of human changing? What are the differences that separate the plant, the animal, the human and the non-human? What are our responsibilities towards our fellow human beings, other life forms and the planet we inhabit? And what would life be like without us?

These are among the questions leading this Biennale Arte, whose research focuses in particular on three themed areas: the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses; the relationship between individuals and technologies; the links between bodies and the Earth.

How to get to the Art Biennale 2022?

The Biennale Arte 2022 is an excellent opportunity to treat yourself to a visit to Venice. A day to visit the entire exhibition is certainly enough to enjoy it at a steady pace; if you want to pamper yourself with a stay in Venice, it is definitely advisable to divide it into two days and enjoy a stroll through the calli, an aperitif at sunset or a Venetian cicchetti for dinner.

Venice can therefore be reached by train, getting off at the Venice Santa Lucia station, or by taking advantage of the ATVO bus service, which connects Venice to the nearby airports of Venice and Treviso, as well as to the main cities of eastern Veneto, including the seaside resorts on the coast.
From Piazzale Roma, the last stop on the ATVO routes, you can take any of the waterbus lines 1, 5, 1, 51, 52, 61, 82, 41, 42 and get off at the Giardini stop to begin your visit to the Biennale.

A traditional venue for the Art Exhibitions of the Biennale since the first edition, the Giardini are located towards the eastern edge of Venice and were created by Napoleon in the early 19th century. After the success of the first editions, foreign pavilions started to be built around the Central Pavilion, and today they are 29.

How to book a ticket for the Art Biennale 2022?

The official portal to buy tickets for the Biennale Arte 2022 is here: as well as single entry, there is also group entry and a whole range of combinations including guided tours of the Arsenale or the Giardini or both.

The Art Biennale is always a good idea, a gift to spend a few hours in one of the most beautiful cities and breathe in art from all over the world.