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THIS IS ONE OF SIX POSTERS IN THE BIENNALE EXHIBITION "ALWAYS A LITTLE FURTHER," CURATED BY ROSA MARTINEZ

In this poster, we take on the history of the Biennale itself. Some of the fun (?) facts we discovere

Venice statistics

If you can't read the statistics in the image above, here they are as text:

PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN ARTISTS IN THE FIRST BIENNALE, 1895: 2.4%
PERCENTAGE OF WOMEN ARTISTS A CENTURY LATER, 1995: 9%

MORE COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED IN THE BIENNALE THIS YEAR THAN EVER BEFORE, BUT EXCEPT FOR EGYPT AND MOROCCO THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA IS M.I.A. (missing in art)

MUCHO MACHO BIENNALES:
1978 91% MEN
1986 90% MEN
1988 90% MEN
1995 91% MEN

THE FIRST WOMAN ARTIST TO HAVE HER OWN SHOW IN THE U.S. PAVILION WAS DIANE ARBUS, IN 1972. IT WASN’T UNTIL1990 THAT ANOTHER AMERICAN WOMAN HAD A SOLO SHOW.

THE UK GAVE ITS FIRST SOLO SHOW TO A WOMAN IN 1968, AND NOT AGAIN UNTIL 1997.

FRANCE FINALLY HAS ITS FIRST SOLO SHOW BY A WOMAN THIS YEAR.

MORE LATIN AMERICAN WOMEN HAVE REPRESENTED THEIR COUNTRIES THAN WOMEN FROM ANYWHERE ELSE. COUNTRIES THAT GAVE SOLO SHOWS TO WOMEN ARTISTS YEARS BEFORE FRANCE AND GERMANY: ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, CYPRUS, DENMARK, HUNGARY, IRELAND, ITALY, NORWAY, POLAND, PORTUGAL, AND VENEZUELA.

 
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