Join us to celebrate the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in April! You can now apply for accreditation to the preview days of the 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia as a guest of Frame Contemporary Art Finland. This year the preview days will be held from Wednesday to Friday, 17–19 April, 2024. The opening reception of the Pavilion of Finland takes place on Wednesday.
Frame, an advocate for Finnish contemporary art, is the commissioner of the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. This year the Pavilion of Finland presents The pleasures we choose, a multifaceted collaboration by artists Pia Lindman, Vidha Saumya, Jenni-Juulia Wallinheimo-Heimonen, curators Yvonne Billimore and Jussi Koitela, and architectural designer Kaisa Sööt.
Apply for accreditation by filling in the form below. The deadline for submitting the application is on Sunday, 25 February 2024. Please note that each person who applies for accreditation should fill in their own form. Each guest has to present their personal invitation at the Biennale entrance.
Please note that the number of accreditations is limited and we will review applications one by one. The confirmation of an approved accreditation will be sent to your email address by Wednesday 6 March. The actual admission ticket for the preview days will be sent to your email from the Venice Biennale organisation in April. Please make sure that the email address you enter in your registration is correct. Please notify us immediately if you have to cancel your accreditation.
Please note that Frame Contemporary Art Finland is not responsible for the travel arrangements or costs for participating in the preview days.
The Finnish pavilion is located in the Giardini Biennale park, which is accessible by wheelchair. The nearest vaporetto (water bus) stop is Giardini. You can also access the Finnish Pavilion by wheelchair. An audio description of the exhibition will be available by QR-code. A tactile map of the exhibition space will be placed by the main entrance. The Venice Biennale will publish an accessibility map of the exhibition areas closer to the Biennale.
Travel by land
We encourage everyone to consider ecological travel options to Venice. If you are considering to travel to Venice by land there are suitable options by ferry and train. Total travel time from Helsinki is around two days. It includes a ferry trip from Helsinki to Stockholm, from where you can take a night train to Hamburg Germany. From there, you can take a train to Venice. Read also tips and experiences from HIAP’s website.
An example itinerary:
Departure Saturday 13.4.2024
Viking Line from Helsinki to Stockholm: 5.15 pm
Arrival in Stockholm on 14.4.2024 at 10 am
To Viking Line website
Night train from Stockholm to Hamburg at 5.34 pm
Arrival in Hamburg on 15.4.2024 at 6 am
To SJ website
Train from Hamburg to Venice at 6.34 am
Arrival in Venice at 20.42 pm
To Deutsche Bahn website
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Hope to see you in Venice!
Katri Kuisma, Communications Officer
Arvid van der Rijt, Programme Assistant
+358 40 507 0809