¡ Viva Villa ! Biennial

This year’s ¡Viva Villa! Festival runs from 11 November 2022 – 12 February 2023 at the Collection Lambert in Avignon.

The ¡Viva Villa! festival was created in 2016 on the initiative of Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto and the French Academy in Rome – Villa Medici. It was born of a common desire to create a regular event presented in France and to bring together the artists, creators and researchers hosted by these three French institutions located abroad.

After five editions presented in Paris, Marseille and Avignon, the festival has taken on a new impulse in 2021 and has reinvented its format: the multidisciplinary collective exhibition bringing together the residents of the three institutions now takes place every two years. This biennial event showcases the work of two classes of artists, creators and researchers from each residency, representing between 50 and 70 talents.

Alternating with the biennial editions, ¡Viva Villa! organises an event in Paris dedicated to professional exchanges and networking between artists, observers and actors in the cultural sector, whether public or private. This professional and cultural initiative is part of a consolidated approach to supporting creators in their post-residency journey, based on a collaborative approach between cultural structures.

The ¡Viva Villa! festival thus cultivates its resolutely multidisciplinary approach while taking the time, in its renewed form, to make visible the scope and potential of contemporary creation and to accentuate the dialogue between places, temporalities and artistic languages.

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