Venice Design Biennial

May 2021

An international and
intriguing gaze
at contemporary design
in Venice

The Venice Design Biennial is a permanent platform that every two years takes the shape of diffuse design exhibitions in Venice, coinciding with the Architecture Biennale. Launched in 2016, it is divided between a thematic Main Group Exhibition and a series of Collateral Projects at unique locations across one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Unexpected places for design such as historic palazzos, hidden cloisters, private galleries and other intriguing sites plot the cardinal points of the Design Map visitors receive, which offers a new path for discovering design and unique addresses in Venice.

The curatorial theme of 2021 Main Group Exhibition is Design as Self Portrait.

Participation is open

to emerging independent designers and established brands alike, as well as museums, universities and galleries. To submit your project or for any other kind of information, please contact

To know more, download
the presentation of the
3°edition and the summary
of the previous ones.