Venice Biennale Announces the Winners of this Year’s Golden Lions

June 1st, 2013

Tino Sehgal displays his Golden Lion award for best artist at the Venice Biennale, via The Guardian
Tino Sehgal with his Golden Lion for best artist at the Venice Biennale, via The Guardian

At a press conference this morning, the officials for the 55th Venice Biennale announced the winners of this year’s event’s Golden Lion awards.  British artist Tino Seghal took home the Best Artist in the International Exhibition award for his bizarre, kinetic performance piece at The Encyclopedic Palace, while first-time Biennale attendee Angola was given the award for best national participation.  A full account of awards is listed below:

Golden Lion for Best National Participation to
Angola: Luanda, Encyclopedic City

Golden Lion for Best Artist in the International Exhibition to
Tino Seghal (Great Britain)

Silver Lion for Promising Young Artist in the International Exhibition to
Camille Henrot (France)

Special Mentions for Artists in the International Exhibition:
Sharon Hayes (United States)
Roberto Cuoghi (Italy)

Special Mentions for National Participation
Cyprus
Lithuania
Japan

Golden Lions for Lifetime Achievement
Marisa Merz (Italy)
Maria Lassnig (Austria)

Read more at The Venice Biennale