Among the curators are famous names such as Hans Ulrich Obrist and Jan Hoet.
The Israeli curator in the team is Gideon Ofrat.
Ofrat has organized exhibitions around the world including the groundbreaking 1993 & 1995 Israeli Pavilion exhibitions at the Venice Biennale. He was the first to organize performance art festivals in Israel as well as 9 pioneering exhibitions on the rise of Israeli Post-Modernism. He is the author of over 30 books and 80 exhibition catalogues including the English translated books One Hundred Years of Art in Israel and The Jewish Derrida.
Each one of the curators has selected 5 artists (including at least 2 of their own country) for the Biennale’s different categories: traditional media, new media, photography, installation and performance.
The Israeli artists who have been selected are:
TRADITIONAL MEDIA: Sharon Poliakine
NEW MEDIA: Uri nir
PHOTOGRAPHY: Pavel Wolberg
INSTALLATION: Guy Bar-Amotz
PERFORMANCE: Masha Yozefpolsky
Pavel Wolberg, Jerusalem (Mea Shearim), 2010
For the full list of artists click here.
Presale tickets for the preview (April 19th) and general admission (from April 26th), can be bought online (of course) here.