EXHIBITION TITLE:   Personal Structures - Culture: Mind: Becoming
VENUES:  Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Marcello
LOCATION:  Venice, Italy
PROMOTER:  GAA Foundation
ORGANISERS:  Francesca Crudo, Sarah Gold, Carol Roll and Valeria Romagnini
OPENING PERIOD:  1 June - 24 November 2013

As part of the Collateral Events of the 55th International Art Exhibition, PERSONAL STRUCTURES presents a large combination of established artists and artists whose practice is less well known. Coming from different parts of the world and expressing themselves in divers ways, what they have in common is a dedication to the concepts Time - Space and Existence. Curated by Francesca Crudo, Sarah Gold, Carol Rolla and Valeria Romagnini, PERSONAL STRUCTURES was held at Venice's prestigious Palazzo Bembo, which overlooks the Grand Canal and is located near the Rialto Bridge.

Each artist presents recent artworks, either site-specific, specially made for this exhibition, or coming directly from the artist's studio. Some rooms at Palazzo Bembo will be entirely dedicated to the presentation of single artists, while others will host a combination of projects and works. Their strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific atmosphere. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media, such as videos, sculptures, paintings, photos, installations with light and performance. 

Since the participating artists originate from diverse cultures and are of very different age, Time - Space and Existence are highlighted from unusual points of view.  PERSONAL STRUCTURES therefore stimulates a more conscious relation from the spectator towards his daily surrounding and aims to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings within a specific Space and Time. 

The exhibition PERSONAL STRUCTURES is part of an international art project, initiated in 2002 by the Dutch artist Rene Rietmeyer, who noticed that in different parts of the world, there are artists who reflect on the themes of Time, Space and Existence, thereby expressing themselves in a very personal way. This observation led to the idea of bringing several of these artists together in publications, exhibitions and symposia. PERSONAL STRUCTURES as part of the Collateral Events of the 55th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, will take place from 1 June to 24 November 2013. The exhibition is organised by the Global Art Affairs Foundation. The 350 pages catalogue, as well as a new 488 pages main publication about the project, PERSONAL STRUCTURES (2013), which contains the thought of several of the exhibiting artists, will be available during the exhibition period.



Cai Guoqiang, CHAILE Travel (Huang Xuebin - Wen Wu - Weng Fen), Chuang Che, Fan Angel, Geng Yini, Han Tao,  Hou Xiaowei, Hua Qing, Huang Hsin-Chien, Huang Zhiyang, Huang Gang, Li Chen, Li Hua,  Li Xiangqun, Liu Zhengyong, Mao Lizi, Meng Site, Qu Qianmei, Shang Yang, Shen Kelong, Su Ke, Xu Bing, Yang Chihung, Yang Fan, Ye Yongqing, Ying Tianqi, Zhang Fangbai, Zhang Guolong, Zhang Huan,  Zhang Kai, Zhang Wei, Zheng Chongbin, Zhou Chunya