Anna Maria Maiolino. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Anna Maria Maiolino to Receive the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award of the Biennale Arte 2024

3 November 2023

The Awards Ceremony and inauguration will be held on Saturday 20 April 2024 at Ca’ Giustinian

We are proud to share that Anna Maria Maiolino, has been honored with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the Biennale Arte 2024. This honor is a testament to her extraordinary contribution to the art world.

The Italian-born Brazilian artist has been awarded alongside Paris-based Turkish artist Nil Yalter. ‘This decision is particularly meaningful given the title and framework of my exhibition, focused as it is on artists who have traveled and migrated between north and south, Europe and beyond, and vice versa,’ says curator Adriano Pedrosa. ‘In this sense, my choice rests upon two extraordinary, pioneering women artists who are also migrants and who embody in many ways the spirit of ‘Stranieri Ovunque—Foreigners Everywhere.’’

Installation view, ‘Anna Maria Maiolino. ERRÂNCIA POÉTICA (POETIC WANDERINGS),’ Hauser & Wirth New York, 2018 © Anna Maria Maiolino. Photo: Timothy Doyon

Anna Maria Maiolino, Por um fio (By a Thread), from Fotopoemação (Photopoemaction) series, 1976/2006 © Anna Maria Maiolino

Maiolino will be participating in the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia for the first time in 2024, presenting a new large-scale work that continues and unfolds her series of sculptures and installations in clay.

Learn more about the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stranieri Ovunque—Foreigners Everywhere’ will be on view from 20 April through 24 November 2024.