Capturing la Biennale di Venezia on Instagram

Every two years, Venice, Italy, transforms into the center of the art world. Established in 1895, the Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) is a major contemporary art exhibition and the closest thing art has to the Olympics. Each of the 88 countries participating this year have selected promising artists to create elaborate installations in their designated national pavilions and palazzos. The installations are now open to the public and will be trafficked by more than 350,000 visitors before the Biennale closes on November 24.

To get a first-hand look at the Biennale, be sure to follow these Instagrammers who are there documenting the sights:

  • Ai Weiwei, exhibiting artist — @aiww
  • Vik Muniz, Brazilian artist — @vikmuniz
  • JR, French artist — @jr
  • Marc Quinn, British artist — @marcquinnart
  • Tom Sachs, American artist — @tomsachs
  • Erica Firpo, freelance journalist — @moscerina

Want to visit the national pavilions yourself? Check out these location pages: