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Photo Credit: Keli Mashburn
A/part of this World: Indigenous Art at the Venice Biennale 1997-2017 (Under contract with the State University of New York Press) documents twenty years of Indigenous art participation at the oldest and most-recognized international arts exhibition – the Venice Biennale. Written from the perspective of an American Indian curator, the manuscript chronicles the movement of Indigenous peoples on a global stage as representatives of activist collectives, tribal nations, and pan-tribal educational institutions. The act of organizing eight independently sponsored exhibitions in Italy reveals much about the complexities of Indigenous sovereignty exercised in global contexts. This is a story about the ways in which Indigenous peoples – both collectively and individually - claim a place in a transnational world that often forgets their presence. It is a story not only about arrival, but belonging.

Previous Venice Biennale Exhibitions:
Venice Biennale 2017
Venice Biennale 2015
Venice Biennale 2013
Venice Biennale 2011
Venice Biennale 2009
Venice Biennale 2007
Venice Biennale 2005
Venice Biennale 1999-2003
Venice Biennale 2003
Venice Biennale 2001
Venice Biennale 1999