Albania's participation in the Venice Biennale has already become a tradition. The Ministry of Culture, in the role of commissioner of the Albanian pavilion, through an open call receives proposals for the realization of this pavilion in the annual editions of La Biennale di Venezia. The projects are selected by an international jury and at the end of the three stages of the selective process the winning team or artist is selected.
Promotion of Albanian art and culture in an important event such as the Venice Biennale.
-At the 16th International Architecture Exhibition titled "Freespace, that ran from May 26th to November 25th 2018 in the Giardini and Arsenale venues, and in other locations in Venice, Albania was represented with the project titled "Space zero" and developed by "VARKA arkitekture".
-The 58th International Art Exhibition, titled "May You Live In Interesting Times", organized by La Biennale di Venezia, took place from 11th May to 24th November 2019. Albanian representative project "Maybe the cosmos is not so extraordinary" by Driant Zeneli, is a sculptural video installation whose title derives from the science fiction novel "On the Way to Epsilon Eridani" (1983) by Albanian writer Arion Hysenbegasi. The installation develops from a two-channel film set in the mines of Bulqize, a city in the north-east of the country.
-The 17th International Architecture Exhibition which will be open to the public from May 22nd until November 21st 2021. This time the project that will represent Albania at the Biennale Architettura 2020 is "In our home" developed by Fiona Mali, Irola Andoni, Malvina Ferra, Rudina Brecani and Thomas Logoreci. The signed Hospitality Agreement and the fee for 2020 will be valid for the use of the space also for the edition of 2021 (value 109,800 euro, VAT included). The Ministry of Culture will support the curatorial team with an amount of 60,000 euro.