Get creative skills with an in-depth knowledge of art business.
About the course
July 9-14 | August 6-11
Contemporary Art course is intensive in-depth program, with an honest and direct approach.
We offer a unique opportunity to experience the reality behind art exhibitions, the Venice Biennale and curatorial practices.
Participants meet artists and curators and have an exciting opportunity to see, feel and understand Italian and international contemporary art scene.
As a result you come to a better understanding of how to navigate one of the most prestigious art hubs in the world.
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Who Is This For?
Curators and museum professionals
Art lovers
No prior experience required
What Do You Get?
Get inspired during 6 days of classes and museum visits
Learn from high-level international speakers
Get Academy Certificate
Upgrade your practical & soft skills
Get access to a powerful network
How to Apply?
The application process is easy and user-friendly. Fill in the application form below and pay the reservation fee to secure the place.
Booking Details and Fees
Application deadline: 7 days before the start date. Groups fill up quickly, the sooner you apply, the better.
Tuition: €950/week
Housing: available at extra cost of appx. €450.
Location: Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venezia
All courses are in English.
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June 11-16
Lucia Pedrana, director of the European Cultural Centre. Previously, she worked for several national pavilions at the Venice Biennale and for Peggy Guggenheim museum.
James Taylor-Foster, curator ArkDes,Sweden's national centre for architecture and design, editor of ArchDaily, the architecture platform.
Danielle Krysa, painter, curator and writer behind the contemporary art website the Jealous Curator, author of numerous books on contemporary art. The Jealous Curator has been featured by Oprah Magazine/, Fast Company, and Glamour Paris.
Valeria Romagnini, organizer of the exhibition "Personal Structures", a collateral event of the 55thVenice Art Biennale. Previously she was co-curating Norwegian Pavilion at the Biennale.
Matteo Giannasi, head of education at the Venice Biennale, professor at University of Venice.
Combine the course with other programs:
You can choose one-week course or stay longer and combine courses together. Study Contemporary Art with the Venice Biennale course or add Design: the world around us. Enquire more info with Alexandra Laqueur,
Academics, researchers and other experts from the art world present different perspectives and critical contemporary issues that confront professionals today. In addition, we visit relevant exhibitions and cultural institutions in Venice, Biennale included.

Rene Rietmeyer, program curator
Rietmeyer is president of the European Cultural Centre and artist mostly known for his own art form of the "Boxes", stimulated by American minimal art and the so-called new abstraction. He has organized events with artists such as Yoko Ono, Lawrence Weiner, Hermann Nitsch, Marina Abramovic and Mike Parr.
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Address: Palazzo Rossini, 4013 Campo Manin, 30124 Venice, Italy.