Njideka Akunyili Crosby, And We Begin To Let Go (2013) (detail). © Njideka Akunyili Crosby. Courtesy the artist; Victoria Miro; and David Zwirner. Photo: Jason Wyche.
There are hundreds of exhibitions in Venice during the Biennale. Alongside the main exhibition in the Giardini and Arsenale, there are 90 national presentations, many in nearby pavilions in the Giardini and in spaces around the Arsenale, but also dotted throughout Venice. Then there are the official collateral exhibitions in museums and galleries, and extra shows across the city. The Art Newspaper team will be on the ground in Venice to report on all aspects of this festival of contemporary art, and here our writers—and those from our sister publications in China, France, Italy and Russia—pick the shows and events they are most looking forward to seeing, most of which take place from 11 May—24 November, unless stated otherwise.