What is Personal Structures?

Personal Structures is the biennial contemporary art exhibition organised and hosted by the European Cultural Centre in Venice. The 7th edition will run from the 20 April until the 24 November, 2024 during the Venice Art Biennale. 

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Personal Structures seeks to document the diversity of contemporary art in today’s world, aiming to feature and combine different expressions from visual artists, galleries, as well as photographers, sculptors, institutions, and universities, that break away from any ideological, political and geographical barriers.

Why should you participate?

International Exposure:

Venice 2024 stands as one of the premier destinations in the world of contemporary art. As a historic city steeped in culture, it provides the perfect backdrop for the vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of the contemporary art scene. You’ll join a global community of artists, critics, and creators who gather here to celebrate and shape the future of art.

Historical Locations:

Palazzo Mora, a 300-year-old Venetian palace, provides a distinctive venue with historic charm and versatile spaces ideal for tailored installations.

Palazzo Bembo, a 15th-century venue, perfectly houses various art forms, with its symmetrical rooms on both floors enhancing the artworks’ narrative.

The Marinaressa Gardens, is the perfect location close to Piazza San Marco and La Biennale. These public gardens are not only a key passage in front of the lagoon but also a perfect canvas for installations that harmonise with the landscape.

The Team:

The ECC Italy Team is composed of young and passionate individuals dedicated to assisting you in expressing your art and communicating your message. We offer comprehensive technical support both before and during the exhibition, along with press coverage on our social media channels and prominent art magazines and platforms.



Events and Other Services


Every year the exhibition is completed by a series of engaging events both in-person and online, such as conferences, workshops, video screenings, and performances that aim to create a dialogue between current developments, ideas, and thoughts in the contemporary art field.

Exhibition Catalogue:

The Personal Structures catalogue is curated and designed by the ECC Italy team and distributed internationally. As an extension of the exhibition itself, it accompanies and guides the spectator through the exhibition.

Virtual Tours:

For those faraway, Personal Structures will be available thanks to the release of permanent virtual tours which included details on the works exhibited and information about each participant.

Cultural Mediation and Guided Tours:

We collaborate with an exceptional group of cultural mediators who are dedicated to ensuring that visitors have the finest experience of the exhibition. Visitors will also be able to book a tailored guided tour of the show, gaining insights about the artists exhibiting and the projects on display.



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