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The event's main exhibition will explore the representation of bodies and their connections with technologies and the Earth.

Venice Biennale 2022 to Reframe Art History as a Story of ‘Symbiosis, Solidarity, and Sisterhood’

Christina Quarles, Ascent (2021). Acrylic on canvas182.9 x 213.4 x 5.1 cm. © Christina Quarles. Courtesy the artist, Hauser & Wirth, and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Fredrik Nilsen.

All 213 artists participating in the Venice Biennale's main exhibition were named in a press conference yesterday. The exhibition, entitled The Milk of Dreams, opens at the Giardini and the Arsenale from Saturday 23 April to Sunday 27 November.

The curator of the exhibition, Cecilia Alemani, said her 'wide-ranging, transhistorical approach traces kinships and affinities between artistic methods and practices, even across generations, to create new layers of meaning and bridge present and past.'

'What emerges is a historical narrative that is not built around systems of direct inheritance or conflict, but around forms of symbiosis, solidarity, and sisterhood,' she said.

The vast majority of participating artists are women. They include Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger, Christina Quarles, Jadé Fadojutimi, and Monira Al Qadiri.

Nearly half are deceased, including Surrealist Leonora Carrington, whose book title lends the exhibition its name, French Futurist Valentine de Saint-Point, Harlem Renaissance artist Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller, and actress Josephine Baker.

'The presence of a large number of female and gender non-conforming artists challenge the figure of men as the centre of the universe,' Alemani said.

In addition to the international exhibition, 80 countries will participate in the biennale through national pavilions at the Giardini, the Arsenale, and in the city centre.

The full list of artists participating in the international exhibition follows below. —[O]

Noor Abuarafeh | Carla Accardi | Igshaan Adams | Eileen Agar | Monira Al Qadiri | Sophia Al-Maria | Özlem Altın | Marina Apollonio | Gertrud Arndt | Ruth Asawa | Shuvinai Ashoona | Belkis Ayón | Firelei Báez | Felipe Baeza | Josephine Baker | Djuna Barnes | Mária Bartuszová | Benedetta | Mirella Bentivoglio | Merikokeb Berhanu | Tomaso Binga | Louise Bonnet | Marianne Brandt | Kerstin Brätsch | Dora Budor | Eglė Budvytytė (In collaboration with Marija Olšauskaitė and Julija Steponaitytė) | Liv Bugge | Simnikiwe Buhlungu | Miriam Cahn | Claude Cahun | Elaine Cameron-Weir | Milly Canavero | Leonora Carrington | Regina Cassolo Bracchi | Ambra Castagnetti | Giulia Cenci | Giannina Censi | Gabriel Chaile | Ali Cherri | Anna Coleman Ladd | Ithell Colquhoun | Myrlande Constant | June Crespo | Dadamaino | Noah Davis | Lenora de Barros | Valentine de Saint-Point | Lise Deharme | Sonia Delaunay | Agnes Denes | Maya Deren | Lucia Di Luciano | Ibrahim El-Salahi | Sara Enrico | Chiara Enzo | Andro Eradze | Jaider Esbell | Jana Euler | Minnie Evans | Alexandra Exter | Jadé Fadojutimi | Jes Fan | Safia Farhat | Simone Fattal | Célestin Faustin | Leonor Fini | Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven | Katharina Fritsch | Ilse Garnier | Aage Gaup | Linda Gazzera | Ficre Ghebreyesus | Elisa Giardina Papa | Roberto Gil de Montes | Nan Goldin | Jane Graverol | Laura Grisi | Karla Grosch | Robert Grosvenor | Aneta Grzeszykowska | Sheroanawe Hakihiiwe | Florence Henri | Lynn Hershman Leeson | Charline von Heyl | Hannah Höch | Jessie Homer French | Rebecca Horn | Georgiana Houghton | Sheree Hovsepian | Tishan Hsu | Marguerite Humeau | Jacqueline Humphries | Kudzanai-Violet Hwami | Tatsuo Ikeda | Saodat Ismailova | Aletta Jacobs | Geumhyung Jeong | Charlotte Johannesson | Loïs Mailou Jones | Jamian Juliano-Villani | Birgit Jürgenssen | Ida Kar | Allison Katz | Bronwyn Katz | Kapwani Kiwanga | Kiki Kogelnik | Barbara Kruger | Tetsumi Kudo | Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill | Louise Lawler | Carolyn Lazard | Mire Lee | Simone Leigh | Hannah Levy | Tau Lewis | Shuang Li | Liliane Lijn | Candice Lin | Mina Loy | Antoinette Lubaki | Lu Yang | Zhenya Machneva | Baya Mahieddine | Maruja Mallo | Joyce Mansour | Britta Marakatt-Labba | Diego Marcon | Sidsel Meineche Hansen | Maria Sibylla Merian | Vera Molnár | Delcy Morelos | Sister Gertrude Morgan | Sandra Mujinga | Mrinalini Mukherjee | Nadja | Louise Nevelson | Amy Nimr | Magdalene Odundo | Precious Okoyomon | Meret Oppenheim | Ovartaci | Virginia Overton | Akosua Adoma Owusu | Prabhakar Pachpute | Eusapia Palladino | Violeta Parra | Rosana Paulino | Valentine Penrose | Elle Pérez | Sondra Perry | Solange Pessoa | Thao Nguyen Phan | Julia Phillips | Joanna Piotrowska | Alexandra Pirici | Anu Põder | Gisèle Prassinos | Christina Quarles | Rachilde | Janis Rafa | Alice Rahon | Carol Rama | Paula Rego | Edith Rimmington | Enif Robert | Luiz Roque | Rosa Rosà | Niki de Saint Phalle | Giovanna Sandri | Pinaree Sanpitak | Aki Sasamoto | Augusta Savage | Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt | Lillian Schwartz | Amy Sillman | Elias Sime | Marianna Simnett | Hélène Smith | Sable Elyse Smith | Teresa Solar | Mary Ellen Solt | P. Staff | Sophie Taeuber-Arp | Toshiko Takaezu | Emma Talbot | Dorothea Tanning | Bridget Tichenor | Tecla Tofano | Josefa Tolrà | Tourmaline | Toyen | Rosemarie Trockel | Wu Tsang | Kaari Upson | Andra Ursuţa | Grazia Varisco | Remedios Varo | Sandra Vásquez de la Horra | Marie Vassilieff | Cecilia Vicuña | Nanda Vigo | Marianne Vitale | Raphaela Vogel | Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller | Laura Wheeler Waring | Ulla Wiggen | Mary Wigman | Müge Yilmaz | Frantz Zéphirin | Zheng Bo | Unica Zürn | Portia Zvavahera.

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