60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
20 Apr - 24 Nov 2024
12 Jan 2023
Guerreiro do Divino Amor selected for Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2024

Following the jury’s invitation, five artists submitted their project ideas for the 2024 edition of the Swiss Pavilion. The jury assigned by Pro Helvetia unanimously selected Guerreiro do Divino Amor with his project «Super Superior Civilizations», and issued their recommendation to Philippe Bischof, director of Pro Helvetia, who finalized the vote.

«Super Superior Civilizations» poses a critical view of the visual language presented in national political myths, and explores their cultural charge, their hierarchization, and their use. In his compelling approach, Guerreiro do Divino Amor ties together different narratives with virtuosity, irony, and humor. Through these layers of connectivity, he effectively carves out the diverse entanglements of our globalized existence that have been impacted by aspects such as postcolonial distortion.

With his work at the Swiss Pavilion, Guerreiro do Divino Amor writes another chapter in his monumental saga «Superfictional World Atlas», which he has been working on since 2005. He chose Andrea Bellini, who currently oversees the Centre d'Art Contemporain and the Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement in Geneva, to curate the project’s gestation. In the summer of 2022, Andrea Bellini curated Guerreiro do Divino Amor’s exhibition «Superfictional Sanctuaries» at the Centre d'Art Contemporain.

The 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia takes place from April 20 to November 24, 2024.