Female Artists at The 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Italy

11 May

With female artists representing more countries than ever in national pavilions at the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Italy, the contemporary art fair curated by Okwui Enwezor (Nigerian art critic and museum director) is seen as an informal rebalancing in the art world.

US artist Adrian Piper, holding her Golden Lion, poses for photographers at the award ceremony of the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Italy, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

US artist Adrian Piper, holding her Golden Lion, poses for photographers at the award ceremony of the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Italy, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini)

With female artists from the United States, Australia, Russia, Japan, Switzerland and Norway including our very own Sarah Lucas from Great Britain.

British artist Sarah Lucas prepares for an interview inside the British pavilion displaying her installations 'I scream daddio' during the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

British artist Sarah Lucas prepares for an interview inside the British pavilion displaying her installations ‘I scream daddio’ during the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

The prominence of women in the national pavilions — which along with the main show comprise the 56th International Art Exhibition — may be coincidence. However, the force of the female numbers is gaining notice as tapping into an influential trend and thus challenging the notion of the art world as being male dominated.

Visitors look at an installation by Russian artist Irina Nakhova inside the Russian pavilion at the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

Visitors look at an installation by Russian artist Irina Nakhova inside the Russian pavilion at the 56th Biennale of Arts in Venice, Tuesday, May 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

For more information visit: www.labiennale.org and www.dailymail.co.uk

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