Venice Design Biennial 2023 will open its doors from May 19th to June 18th, in parallel with the first month of the Architecture Biennale. Applications are open!

Participation is open to emerging independent designers and established brands alike, as well as museums, universities and galleries. There are three ways to participate in the Venice Design Biennial, depending on who you are and what you want to show.

The Main Group Exhibition follows a strong curatorial approach, with a different theme for each edition, characterized by the interaction of emerging and established designers and brands. The theme of this 4th edition is Auto-Exotic.


Collateral Projects are exhibitions presented in independent spaces across Venice, following autonomous curatorial concepts. They are part of the Venice Design Biennial programme and promoted through our official channels and press activities.

Applications for taking part in the 2023 edition as part of the Group Exhibition or Collateral Project have been extended to March 15th.
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The VDB Residency brings a designer in Venice for one month to collaborate with local traditional craftsmen, aiming to create a strong bond between cutting-edge design and the city. The winner of the second VDB Residency is Trent Jansen.

Visit the dedicated page for more information.

We are excited to be supported by McArthurGlen - Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet as Main Partner of the 2023 edition.