Dumas at the Venice Biennale

May 19, 2022


Acclaimed South African-born artist, Marlene Dumas, takes pride of place in Venice this year in a solo exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi situated on the Grand Canal. 

“open-end”, a major monographic exhibition dedicated to Dumas, is curated by French curator Caroline Bourgeois in consultation with the artist. It brings together over 100 works and focuses on her overall pictorial production with a selection of paintings and drawings created between 1984 and the present including unseen works made in the last few years. The works are from the Pinault Collection as well as from international museums and private collections.  

The Palazzo Grassi, one of the last and most important palaces built in the 18th century, was acquired by French billionaire businessman, Francois Pinault in 2005. The famed art collector turned the historic building into a museum consisting of 40 exhibition rooms over 5000 m2 for his Pinault collection of modern and contemporary art.

The Dumas exhibition is on show until 8 January 2023.