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England won the Golden Lion Award for Best National Entry in the Venice Final

England won the Golden Lion Award for Best National Entry in the Venice Final

The 59th International Art Exhibition of Venice Final in Italy today dedicated the Pavilion of the United Kingdom with the Golden Lion for Outstanding National Participation in an event with 80 national delegates.

The award ceremony marked the opening of an event dedicated to contemporary art, held this year under the theme “The Milk of Dreams”, in which Portugal was represented by the project “Vampires in Space”. Founded by Jono Mauro and Luis Silva at the Palacio Francetti in San Marco, Venice.

British artist Sonia Boyce received the award for Best National Representation, thanking her family and those in charge of the UK Pavilion for their unstoppable emotions.

“Seven years ago 2015 was my first time at the Bienal, and it turned out for many who see the work I’m doing. He said.

Hosted by Roberto Cicutto, Chairman of the Bienal Board of Directors and Cecília Alemani, Supervisor of this edition, the event featured the National Pavilions of France and Uganda with special notes.

American sculptor Simon Lee won the best participation in the main exhibition, while artist Ali Cherry (Lebanon) took the silver lion for the young participant. Artists Shuwini Ashuna (Canada) and Lynn Hershmann Leeson (USA) also had special notes.

At the start of the event, Venetian Art Finale artists Catherine Fritz (Germany) and Cecilia Viguna (Chile) were honored with the Golden Lion Award for their careers, following the decision already announced in March, following Roberto Cicuto’s decision. By Cecilia Alomani.

In addition to Pedro Neves Marques, other Portuguese artists, such as painter Paula Rego, plastic artist Pedro Cabrita Reis and artists Diana Policarpo and Mónica de Miranda presented their works in the context of the event.

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The event, which runs until November 27, will feature a total of 1,400 works by invited 213 artists – 180 of whom are participating for the first time – from 58 countries, and 80 unpublished projects.