Republic of San Marino Pavilion, The 60th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (solo show)
20 April – 24 November 2024
We are delighted to congratulate Eddie Martinez on the announcement that he will represent the Republic of San Marino at the Venice Biennale. Under the title of Nomader, the pavilion is curated by Alison M. Gingeras and will bring together a new suite of paintings, drawings and sculptures.
The conceptual underpinnings of Martinez’s work echo the Biennale’s main curatoril theme, Foreigners Everywhere, and resonate with San Marino’s history of embracing outsiders. As a painter, Martinez has allowed his work to formally and conceptually migrate from abstraction to his distinctive take on post-Philip Guston cartoony figuration, as well as his unusual revisitation of various art historical genres including still lifes and portraiture. His experimental, nomadic practice is ever changing, deploying different media as if to make his visual language foreign to himself.
Eddie Martinez: Nomader will be on view at the Pavilion of the Republic of San Marino from 20 April until 24 November 2024. The San Marino Pavilion is organised by FR Istituto d’Arte Contemporanea S.p.a.
La Biennale di Venezia