An award at a Venice Biennale is one of the highlights of any artist's career. Now the jury that will decide on the awarding of the prizes this year has been determined. It was proposed by the artistic director Cecilia Alemani.
The jury president is Adrienne Edwards, curatorial director of the Whitney Museum of American Art and co-curator of the Whitney Biennial 2022, which opens April 6. The other members are Lorenzo Giusti, director of GAMeC Bergamo; Julieta González, artistic director of Instituto Inhotim in Brazil; Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, who will be director at the House of World Cultures in Berlin starting in 2023; and Susanne Pfeffer, director of MUSEUM ᴹᴹᴷ FÜR MODERNE KUNST in Frankfurt am Main.
The award ceremony will take place on the opening day, April 23. Decisions will be made on the Golden Lion for the best National Participation, the Golden Lion for the best artist and the Silver Lion for the best young artist. Furthermore, one national participation and up to two artists will receive a special mention from the jury. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement has already been decided: Katharina Fritsch and Cecilia Vicuña will receive the award.