Venice Biennial Art exhibition 2022: “PERSONAL STRUCTURES”
Opens: 23 April 2022 until 27 November 2022

VENUES   Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Marinaressa Gardens
LOCATION   Venice, Italy
HEAD ORGANISATION   European Cultural Centre - Worldwide
ORGANISER   European Cultural Centre - Italy
MAIN ORGANISERS   Sara Danieli,  Lucia Pedrana
ORGANISERS   Bianca Bonaldi, Bérénice Freytag, Yuki Asami, Rachele de Stefano,
    Claudia Piovan, Valeria Romagnini, Katerina Zachou
    Micaela Skerl, Elena Volpato
OPENING PERIOD    23 April until 27 November 2022 - Open everyday from 10.00 to 18.00
Tuesdays closed - Free Entry
CONTACT   sara@ecc-italy.eu & lucia@ecc-italy.eu
PRESS   Press Release


The sixth edition of the biennial contemporary art exhibition Personal Structures presents a selection of nearly 200 participants coming from all corners of the world and express their views on the main theme of this year’s exhibition: the concept of reflections.

If you want to improve the environment, if you want to improve the quality of life, you will have to change the way that people think. If you want to change the way people think you will have to make people, including yourself, more aware about our own Existence.

In our 7 month-long exhibition "Personal Structures", we do not only present artists that we personally like, we also document artists with different opinions. An honest sincere dialogue, stimulated by differences, will have to lead to a well thought of heightened awareness. This awareness about our own Existence should make us care more about everything. It is only after we care that we seem to be willing to change. 

"Personal Structures" presents a small part of the complex development of contemporary art. This exhibition as a total can be seen as an indication towards the further global development of contemporary art. This exhibition presents a creative language mainly based upon conceptualizing human expressions in art, rather than focussing on craftsmanship. The exhibited works at our Venice Biennial Art Exhibition, present the awareness of each artist, questioning and reflecting, where do I come from, where am I, and where to go. 

With a strong presence of female participants and an overall contribution of 51 countries, the ECC presents an edition unlike any other which this year revolves around the idea of reflections. After a careful study of the projects submitted, the ECC selected the concept of reflections as the guiding principle of the exhibition. The theme is presented with a double reading and value: physically, as a phenomenon of the visible; and mentally, as a thought resulting from a meditative action.

As envisioned by the ECC curatorial team, the act of reflecting carries the potential to foresee possibilities and the responsibility of imagining a better future. In a present that demands more responsible and conscious actions, both individually and collectively, it is essential to be able to imagine a sustainable future. It is important to reflect by expressing the ideas, feelings, and experiences one has towards the outside world and in response to a community of individuals, reflecting on others’ reflections, ultimately creating a virtuous circle. The exhibitions at the European Cultural Centre aim to respond to the changing contexts and, as such, Personal Structures emerges in line with current conversations. The disruption of individuality and community experienced today and in these last two years has led to a revalorization of the self, art, the environment and our surroundings. Through different means and languages, artists express their thoughts and emotions on these aspects, presenting artworks touching upon spirituality and intimacy, feminism and equality, the environment and sustainability, the common and private spaces, and many more.