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Pavilion of the Principality of Andorra at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia (First official participation)
Title of the exhibition: Beyond Vision
Exhibitors: Helena Guàrdia Ribó, Francisco Sánchez Sánchez
Commissioners: Pedro de Sancristóval y Múrua. Deputy commissioners: Joan Gil Gregório, Ermengol Puig Tàpies, Francesc Rodríguez Rossa
Curators: Paolo De Grandis, Josep M. Ubach Bernada
Coordinator in Venice: Carlotta Scarpa, Arte Communications Coordinator in Andorra: Montse Coma Areny
Venue: Chiesa di San Samuele, Campo San Samuele, Venice (San Samuele boat station / line 2)
 
The People’s Republic of Bangladesh Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the Exhibition: ‘Parables / Parabole’ - Five Bangladeshi artists interpret contemporary cultural difference
Exhibitors: Promotesh Das Pulak, Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty, Imran Hossain Piplu, Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi
Commissioners: Fiona Biggiero (Italy) and Tayeba Begum Lipi (Bangladesh)
Curators: Paolo W. Tamburella & Mary Angela Schroth
Venue: Gervasuti Foundation, Fondamenta S. Anna (Via Garibaldi), Castello 993, between Giardini and Arsenale
Pavilion of India at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: Everyone Agrees: It’s About to Explode...
Exhibitors: Zarina Hashmi, Praneet Soi, Gigi Scaria and The Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya)
Commissioner: Ranjit Hoskote
Curator: Ranjit Hoskote
Venue: Arsenale (Artiglierie)
Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi (India’s National Academy of Art) participation in the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Pavilion of Iraq at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: Acqua Ferita / Wounded Water. Six Iraqi Artists interpret the theme of water
Commissioner: Ali Assaf
Co-Commissioner: Vittorio Urbani
Curator: Mary Angela Schroth
Organization: Nouva Icona and Sala 1. Media Partner: Canvas Magazine
In collaboration with: Embassy of Iraq in Italy, Iraq UN Representation in Rome, Iraq Ministry of Culture, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, MerchantBridge Bank and the Iraq Pavilion Patrons Committee.
Venue: Gervasuti Foundation, Fondamenta S. Anna (Via Garibaldi), Castello 995, between Giardini and Arsenale
Opening to the Public: June 4, 2011. Closes Nov. 27, 2011, 10-6 pm daily except Mondays
Press Preview: June 2, 2011 from 7 to 9 pm
 
Pavilion of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: The Black Arch
Exhibitors: Raja and Shadia Alem
Commissioners: Dr. Abdulaziz Alsebail
Curators: Mona Khazindar and Robin Start
Venue: Arsenale
Pavilion of South Africa at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: Desire: Ideal Narratives in Contemporary South African Art
Exhibitors: Mary Sibande, Siemon Allen, Lyndi Sales
Commissioner: Lethole Mokoena
Curator: Thembinkosi Goniwe
Venue: Torre di Porta Nuova, Arsenale Nuovissimo
Pavilion of Zimbabwe at the 54th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
Title of the exhibition: “Seeing Ourselves: Questioning our geographical landscape and the space we occupy from yesterday, today and tomorrow”  
Exhibitors: Tapfuma Gutsa, Misheck Masamvu, Berry Bickle and Calvin Dondo
Commissioner: Mrs. Doreen Sibanda
Curator: Raphael Chikukwa
Venue: Church of Santa Maria della Pietà, Calle della Pietà, Castello 3701