Fedor Konyukhov

Fedor Konyukhov

Survivalist, traveller, writer and artist

56TH VENICE BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

56TH VENICE BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Alexander Ponomarev exhibited his installation CONCORDIA in the Antarctic Pavilion. The basis for this project was the idea of Salvation, as developed by the artist for many years, and of Concordia between people and nations.

SHEIKHA HOOR AL-QASIMI

SHEIKHA HOOR AL-QASIMI

Practicing artist, president and director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE

MARINA LOSHAK

MARINA LOSHAK

Director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

ALFRED PACQUEMENT

ALFRED PACQUEMENT

Art historian, ex-director of The Pompidou Centre

ALEXEY SOKOV

ALEXEY SOKOV

PhD in Geography, deputy director of the Institute of Oceanology (Russian Academy of Sciences) for Expeditions and Fleet

ALEXEY KOZYR

ALEXEY KOZYR

Architect, Member of the Union of Architects of Russia, author of about 15 implemented architectural objects, owner of 4 patents for technical inventions.

NIKOLAY KANAVIN

NIKOLAY KANAVIN

Curator of exhibition projects; director of ProLab, Mosfilm Gallery ArtPlatform, and ArtPoint 21 visual communications agency

MARINA LOSHAK

MARINA LOSHAK

For many artists, museums, reputable institutions and all those who ponder over the essence of reality, The Antarctic Biennale is an opportunity to create something new, amazing and transforming, and the most important thing is that this transformation may change us as well.

The Antarctic Biennale Vision Building session

The Antarctic Biennale Vision Building session

The Antarctic Biennale Vision Building session

Museum or Russian Impressionism – Antarctic Biennale presentation

Museum or Russian Impressionism – Antarctic Biennale presentation

The exhibition of the open-call finalists

The announcement of the open-call finalists during Frieze Art Fair

The announcement of the open-call finalists during Frieze Art Fair

The announcement of the open-call finalists during Frieze Art Fair

Victoria Sacco

Victoria Sacco

Project and Production Manager

Press conference about the results of the expedition

Press conference about the results of the expedition

Press conference about the results of the expedition

Start of the 1st Antarctic Biennale Expedition

Start of the 1st Antarctic Biennale Expedition

Start of the 1st Antarctic Biennale Expedition

Open Call winners announcement during Art Basel Miami supported by BMW

Open Call winners announcement during Art Basel Miami supported by BMW

The open-call winner announcement during Art Basel Miami

Alexander Ponomarev’s Exhibition at Setouchi Triennale, presentation of the project

Alexander Ponomarev’s Exhibition at Setouchi Triennale, presentation of the project

Alexander Ponomarev’s Exhibition at Setouchi Triennale, presentation of the project

Antarctic Biennale Vision Club Panel discussion at CosMoscow Fair

Antarctic Biennale Vision Club Panel discussion at CosMoscow Fair

Antarctic Biennale Vision Club Panel discussion at CosMoscow Fair

Weekend with the Antarctic Biennale

Weekend with the Antarctic Biennale

Weekend with the Antarctic Biennale

The Antarctic Biennale presentation to the Spanish scientific and business societies, video screening of the ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL with comments by Hani Rashid

The Antarctic Biennale presentation to the Spanish scientific and business societies, video screening of the ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL with comments by Hani Rashid

The Antarctic Biennale presentation to the Spanish scientific and business societies, video screening of the ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL with comments by Hani Rashid

Opening of the exhibition ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL a frontier in flux at The Antarctic Pavilion

Opening of the exhibition ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL a frontier in flux at The Antarctic Pavilion

Opening of the exhibition ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL a frontier in flux at The Antarctic Pavilion

Contacts

Contacts

Partnership

Anna Shvets
the 1st Antarctic Biennale Producer
Email: producer@antarcticbiennale.com

Other inquiries

Email: info@antarcticbiennale.com
Please, specify the subject of your message.

Open call inquires

Email: opencall@antarcticbiennale.com

BIOGRAPHY

BIOGRAPHY

Alexander was born in Dnepropetrovsk (USSR, Ukraine) in 1957. In 1979, he graduated from the Odessa Higher Engineering Marine School. Worked as a naval officer on submarines and ships. After that he devoted himself to art.

Over 30 years, he has organized more than 100 artistic projects, exhibitions, and events. His projects have taken place in some of the world’s most remote oceans, the Arctic, the Antarctica and the Sahara desert.
In 2014, with support of the AVC Charity Foundation, Alexander Ponomarev established the first supranational pavilion — The Antarctic Pavilion — in Venice.

Ponomarev’s artworks are in the permanent collections of the Louvre Museum (France), the New National Museum of Monaco, the National Museum of Contemporary Art Georges Pompidou (France), Zimmerli Museum (USA), the National Museum of Singapore, the Louise T Blouin Foundation (Great Britain), the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Grand Duke (Luxembourg), the State Tretyakov Gallery (Russia), the State Russian Museum (Russia), etc.

Gavrilova Sofia

Gavrilova Sofia

ABVC coordinator

15TH VENICE BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE

15TH VENICE BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE

ANTARCTICA: RE-CYCLICAL a frontier in flux, an exhibition by Hani Rashid and his studio in the IoA University of Applied Arts Vienna. The results of this architectural research offer a new form of architecture, planning, thinking and creating new cities in Antarctica in distant future.

Nadia Doubach

Nadia Doubach

Head of PR and Communications

Expedition

Expedition

The art expedition has started in Ushuaia, the southernmost city of our planet, where approximately 100 participants have boarded the Akademik Sergey Vavilov research ship.

Alexander Ponomarev says that for this hundred the journey is ‘a revolution that changes the vector.

‘Instead of the usual national pavilions — the icy inaccessibility of the Antarctic continent. Instead of pompous apartments — ascetic cabins. Instead of the chaotic creative wanderings —a conjunction with the Great Nature and explosion of consciousness through the dialogues with scientists, futurists, and technological visionaries.’

Each passenger had a chance to take part in discussions, poetry, and philosophy workshops as well as to start designing the future in the Antarctic Biennale Vision club.

But the most important thing is that each expedition member have been an eyewitness and contributor to the art-making process.

Diari ARA

Diari ARA

The Antarctica is a very strong scenario". Russian artist Alexander Ponomarev drives a biennale of art at the South Pole.

El Confidencial

El Confidencial

The architect Hani Rashid has indicated that Antarctica is the last stop of the ’Spaceship’ Earth, and that this expedition is a mission to obtain cultural and scientific data that will help us understand this last stop.

DiarioBae

DiarioBae

The Antarctic Biennale indicated the search for ’encouraging collaboration among people in the field of science, art or philosophy so that they can build new concepts and a new form of collaboration between human beings’.

Barnafotopress

Barnafotopress

The 1th Antarctic Biennale is a supranational and intercultural project, which during ten days (from 27 March to 3 April 2017), will explore the future of this continent and its oceans.

ANTARCTIC VISION CLUB

ANTARCTIC VISION CLUB

We are building a unique community of people who are interested in reimagining the future of shared spaces, beginning with Antarctic culture as a model for global development. With the artistic core, we are creating the platform for the interdisciplinary dialogue.

CONCEPT

CONCEPT

I invite you to board my ship
And set out on an adventure
To the new shores of art!

I am organizing
A topsy-turvy biennale
An upside-down biennale,
A head-over-heels biennale,
A mobile biennale,
In the Antarctica
Close to the South Pole.

Mobilis in mobile!

14TH VENICE BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE

14TH VENICE BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE

The Antarctic Pavilion opened with the exhibition ANTARCTOPIA. It featured 15 world-famous architects, including Zaha Hadid, Hugh Broughton, Alexey Kozyr, and others, and showcased both speculative and realistic architectural projects for Antarctica. In 2015, the project was presented in the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow.

ANTARCTIC PAVILION

ANTARCTIC PAVILION

Established in 2014 as an international interface of the Antarctic Biennale (with the support of the AVC Charity Foundation), the Antarctic Pavilion is the first ever supranational pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

ONBOARD PROGRAM

ONBOARD PROGRAM

There will be a mix of globally celebrated names and avant-garde young voices.

The expedition will visit numerous working scientific bases in Antarctica, as well as historic and natural sites. Throughout the biennale, there will be actions, performances, and debates on board the expedition vessel, the research ship Akademik Sergey Vavilov, which is conceived as a floating studio, conference and exhibition space.

In addition, during landings at various Antarctic locations, artists will temporarily install works of art, or engage in performances.

Mobility, site specificity, ecological compatibility, artistic expressiveness and conceptual acuity will condition these interventions. All installations created during the expedition will be dismantled and loaded back on the ship, for their lives to continue in the world’s leading museums and art centers.

Some of the works of art will form the Antarctic Biennale collection.

MARCH 17 – 28, 2017

MARCH 17 – 28, 2017

Ushuaia — Drake Passage — Neko, Paradise and Orne Harbours — Cuverville Island — the Errera Channel — the Lemaire Channel — Pleneau Island — Petermann Island — Penola Strait — South Shetland Islands — Deception Island — Half Moon Island — Hannah Point or Yankee Harbour — Cape Horn.
During the journey there will be a few landings on the continent, visits to the scientific stations etc.