From 15 June to 1 September 2019

Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venezia
Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre
Forte Marghera, Mestre


Friday 14 June 2019

Centro Culturale Candiani, Mestre
Open day: 10.00-18.00
Presentation: 12.00

Forte Marghera, Mestre
Open day: 16.00-20.00
Presentation: 18.00


Upon proposal by the Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, it was born Creators of our time, a call for a selection of young emerging artists, from 18 to 35 years old, born, residents, living or working in Italy.

The project is focused in expressing their vision about the present age, according to the topic of 2019 Biennale of Venice, titled May You Live in Interesting Time, through six artistic media: visual poetry, music video clip, street art, painting, comics and photography.

The goals of the project are to spread the contemporary artistic trends of the new generations and to enable young artists to represent “interesting times” like the ones we are experiencing, giving to the young creators the possibility to exhibit in prestigious venues.

The call has proved very successful, with 2262 replies from artists (161 for visual poetry, 77 for music video clip, 76 for street art, 1286 for painting, 98 for comics and 694 for photography).

The winners are selected at Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, from 24 April, among the great masters of the permanent collection and they will also be exhibited in rotation in the Venice Pavilion within the Biennale’s Giardini. At Centro Culturale Candiani in Mestre the selected nine of each category are on show. The street art works are, finally, on show at Forte Marghera, Mestre.


Project realized by Comune di Venezia in collaboration with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Padiglione Venezia della Biennale, Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, Fondazione Forte Marghera, Centro Culturale Candiani, Biblioteca VEZ Mestre, Hybrid Music, Istituzioni Bevilacqua La Masa, Bosco e Grandi Parchi e Centri di Soggiorno.