Presented by International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL) at the Palazzo Pisani S. Marina during the 57th Venice Biennale (13 May - 26 November 2017).
The Diaspora Pavilion is conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within the structure of an international biennale and takes its form from the coming-together of nineteen artists whose practices in many ways expand, complicate and even destabilise diaspora as term, whilst highlighting the continued relevance that diaspora as a lived reality holds today.
The pavilion also forms part of the 22-month, joint ICF and UAL project ‘Diaspora Platform’, which is designed to deliver mentoring and professional development by eleven selected mentors for twelve UK-based emerging artists whose work engages with the topic of the diaspora. During the length of the project, these practitioners will take part in group forum, one-on-one mentoring sessions and group masterclasses. The selected participants and eight of the mentors will all showcase their work in the Diaspora Pavilion.
Image: Isaac Julien, Western Union Series No. 12 (Balustrade), 2007. Duratrans image in lightbox. 120 x 120 cm, 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.⠀