BIENALE VENECIA 2017 European Cultural Center «Personal Structures»



The Artist Isabela Lleó Castells invites you to explore “SEAFOAM” on FRYDAY 12th May from 17.00 to 19.00 at the Giardini Marinessa.

LOCATION Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora and Giardini Marinaressa, Venice, Italy
ORGANISERS Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana, Sara Danieli, Alesia Varnaeva, Bianca Bonaldi, Elena Volpato, Alessandra Valle, Anaïs Hammoud
OPENING PERIOD 13 May – 26 November 2017
VIRTUAL TOURS Find the virtual tours of the 2017 exhibitions

  Click here for the 2017 Personal Structures Catalogue

In the context of the Biennale Arte 2017, the GAA Foundation presents the exhibition «PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders». The exhibition is hosted and supported by the European Cultural Centre in two of its prestigious Palazzo’s in the centre of Venice -Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora- and the Giardini Marinaressa.
The exhibition shows an extensive combination of internationally established artists and artists whose works are less well-known. A cross-section of what can be seen as contemporary art today. The selected artists come from many different parts of the world, different cultures resulting in very different artworks. Visually, the artworks may appear very different, but all artists present their own subjective, personal expression of their reflection on the concepts Time, Space and Existence.

The exhibition mainly presents recent artworks by living artists, either site-specific, specially made for this exhibition, or taken from the existing collection of the artist. Some rooms in the palazzos are dedicated to the presentation of a single artist, while other rooms will present a combination of projects and works. Strong statements give each of the rooms a very specific character. The exhibition features a broad variety of artistic media; video, sculptures, paintings, drawings, photos and installations. Since the more than 200 participating artists originate from very diverse cultures representing over 40 countries and are also of very different age, the topics Time – Space – Existence are highlighted from unusual, very personal points of view. The exhibition «PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders» shows the commonness and differences between Europeans in dialogue with works of non-Europeans. In addition, the exhibition stimulates a more conscious relationship from the spectator towards his daily surrounding aiming to increase the awareness of their own personal Existence as human beings influenced by a specific Culture within Time and Space.




One Archipielag, Balearic Islands, one Island, Mallorca, Five Bronzepieces “SEAFOAM” that reproduce  the movement of the waves.

Is the title for the group of five bronze pieces that Isabela Lleó is presenting in the exhibition “Personal Structures” in Venice Bienale  2017

The archaic mission is to transmit thoughts about water and his movements into the secret emptiness of space. The lines reconsider the complexity of the development of consciousness, so they are similar to the windings of brains and changing forms like seafoam.

The purpose of this installation is to open doors into the collective consciousness about the actual problem of conservation of the earth habitable for future generations and the transmission of culture.