Nancy Nesvet MFA '04

The name, From Palestine With Art, may sound very simple. But upon further examination, when we use the preposition ‘from,’ it implies that there is a physical place. That it exists. That the name, and its map, and its people, conflicts with other narratives that are being pushed … It's a very subtle linguistic aspect to the show.
 

Nancy Nesvet MFA '04 chosen to curate From Palestine With Art exhibition at La Biennale d' Arte, 2022

Congratulations to Nancy Nesvet MFA '04, curator of the official Collateral exhibition From Palestine With Art at the 2022 Venice Biennale! Nesvat currently serves as Head Curator at the Palestine Museum US, the main sponsor of the exhibition.  

The exhibition features work from 19 artists living in Palestine and the Palestinian diaspora. It includes paintings, photography, installation, sound and a live olive tree on an 1877 map of Palestine reproduced on the floor, as well as catalog essays. 

Samia Halaby, Venetian Red, 2021. Photo courtesy Samia Halaby.

“I wanted to show that this is such a beautiful place that is shared by a beautiful people that is still there after 4,000 years … that despite all the violence and destruction that's going on, the connection that people have to nature in Palestine has not been abandoned,” Nesvet explained in a recent interview with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven. “The name, From Palestine With Art, may sound very simple. But upon further examination, when we use the preposition ‘from,’ it implies that there is a physical place. That it exists. That the name, and its map, and its people, conflicts with other narratives that are being pushed … It's a very subtle linguistic aspect to the show.”

From Palestine With Art

Palazzo Mora, Room 8, Cannaregio 3659

(Ca'd'Oro vaporetto stop, then follow the signs to Palazzo Mora)

VIP preview days April 20-22, 2022

On view April 23 – November 27, 2022

Organizing institution: Palestine Museum US

Curator: Nancy Nesvet MFA '04

Planning to attend the event? Nesvet’s exhibition to your list of must-sees this year! Tickets are available for all days on the La Biennale d'Arte website.

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