The Board of Directors of the Venice Biennale met today and announced their nomination of curator and Artforum contributor Daniel Birnbaum as curator of the 53rd Venice Biennale. Birnbaum is rector of the Städelschule Art Academy and director of Portikus, both in Frankfurt am Main. He served as a committee member of the International Foundation Manifesta in 2002, and as co-curator of the 1st Moscow biennial of contemporary art.
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As we did in 2005, Mercer Union will be hosting a trip to Venice next year. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in attending.