cei venice forum for contemporary art curators

The CEI Venice Forum for Contemporary Art Curators is a biennial event, to be held in close connection with the Venice Biennale opening, that deals with the topics of cultural promotion and the exchange of curatorial experiences. The initiative is opened to Central Eastern European experts and curators and to the commissioners of the Venice Biennale responsible for the national pavilions of the CEE countries.
The event is carried out by the Trieste Contemporanea Committee under the auspices of the CEI-Central European Initiative, which, after the experimental edition of 2001, adopted in 2003 the Venice Forum as one of its Feature Cultural Events.
The Forum is an activity of the international network Continental Breakfast that fosters the creation of partnership projects and multidimensional capacity building exchange programmes in the field of contemporary art in CEE.
Forum’s editions have been made possible in Venice thanks to the collaboration offered by the UNESCO Office in Venice-Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe (BRESCE), the Ca’ Rezzonico-Museum of 18th century Venice / Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia and the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.


previous editions:

2024 the agencies we need: (11th edition): Venice
2022 contemporary art practices at the times of crisis (10th edition): Venice
2019 effervescible (9th edition):  Venice, Trieste
2017 harbour for cultures H/C (8th edition): Venice, Trieste
2015 before numbers (7th edition): Venice, Trieste
2013 running time (6th edition): Venice, Trieste
2011 place of encounter (5th edition): Venice, Trieste
2009 the pass (4th edition): Venice, Trieste
2007 outposts (3rd edition): Venice
2005 the expanded map (2nd edition): Venice
2003 the promotion of art and culture in central eastern europe (1st edition): Venice
2001 (zero edition)