Fourth edition of the contest
From 20 May to 26 November 2023
Artworks ranked as first ones for each artistic category
Venice Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale
From 30 June to 31 December 2023
Forte Marghera, Pavilion 29, Mestre
30 June-30 September: from Tuesdays to Sundays, 16.00-20.00
1 October-31 December: from Tuesdays to Sundays, 12.00-16.00
In 2019, during the 58th Venice Biennale, the Mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro launched ‘Artifici del nostro tempo’ (Creators of Our Time), a competition for young emerging creatives between the ages of 18 and 35, who were either born, resident, students or workers in Italy.
The goals of the competition are to disseminate the contemporary artistic trends of the new generations and offer young artists from diverse artistic fields the opportunity to use their expressive form to represent the chosen Biennale theme for each edition.
The initiative promotes of the work of these emerging creatives in the specific disciplines selected for the competition, offering them an occasion to develop and present their work in prestigious Venetian exhibition venues. The fourth edition of ‘Artefici del nostro tempo’ has invited artists to respond to the theme ‘The Laboratory of the Future’, the title of the 2023 Architecture Biennale.
The categories confirmed for this year are glass design, photography, painting and street art, as well as the new discipline New Media Art, which sees young artists tackle the techniques of digital illustration, video art and 3D printing.
This edition will also establish a closer link with the Biennale programme by introducing the sections interior design and street furniture design, with a view to providing an even wider vision of contemporary creativity.
The ‘Artefici del nostro tempo’ project will take place in various venues across the city, with the prizewinning work from each category exhibited from 20 May to 26 November at the Padiglione Venezia in the Biennale Giardini.
From 30 June to 31 December, Pavilion 29 at Forte Marghera will hold a group exhibition of the work by the other creatives selected from each category, with the street art artists each allocated a wall for their work.
On 1 December the prizewinning works will be transferred from the Padiglione Venezia to the group exhibition space at Forte Marghera, where they will remain until the end of the
They will then enter the collections of the Venice Municipality at Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna.
“Creators of our time” is a project set up by the Municipality of Venice in collaboration with: Musei Civici di Venezia Foundation, Padiglione Venezia della Biennale, Forte Marghera Foundation and Venis Spa.