For more than 120 years LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Its history dates back to 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organized.
In the 1930s new festivals for Music, Cinema, and Theatre were born. The addition to LA BIENNALE’s program in 1932 made the Venice Film Festival the first film festival in history. In 1980 the first International Architecture Exhibition took place, and in 1999 Dance made its debut at LA BIENNALE.