The first national Pavilion of the Republic of Mauritius at the Venice Art Biennial, 9th May - 22nd November 2015, is based on a dialogue between Mauritian and European artists. Mauritius is a fusion of cultures, languages and ethnicities, with its population made of Indian, African, Chinese and European descendants; the co-presence of temples, churches and mosques in every town of this island nation reveals this diversity.
Curators: OfRR: Alfredo Cramerotti & Olga Jurgenson
Participants: Alix Le Juge, Bik Van Der Pol, Djuneid Dulloo, Helge Leiberg, Kavinash Thomoo, Krishna Luchoomun, Neermala Luckeenarain, Nirmal Hurry, Olga Jurgenson, Romer + Romer, Sultana Haukim, Tania Antoshina, Vitaly Pushnitsky
Project advisers: Alessio Antoniolli, Maria Arusoo, Pamela Auchincloss, Giorgia Mis, Dimitri Ozerkov, Georg Schollhammer, Joanna Sokowska, Olesya Turkina, Gabriella Uhl
Thanks to: Fariba Derakhshani, Cedric Rabeyrolles Destailleur, Chris Hammond, Jean-Luc Maslin, Julie Penfold, Veronika Poptsova, Alice Pedroletti, John Prime, Aleksandra Smirnova, Maria Starkova-Vindman, Robert Vallois, Nicola Wright, Eduard Piel
With the support of: Mondriaan Fund, Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Galerie Vallois