A plus A | Gallery is operating in Venice since 1998 and is one of the first transnational forums dedicated to the promotion of Slovenian contemporary art. It has been the seat of the Slovenian Pavilion at the international Venice Biennial until 2013.
Directed by Aurora Fonda A plus A gallery has become a meeting point for Slovenian, Italian and international artists, the local youth and the rich international community always passing through Venice. In almost twenty years A plus A has produced, promoted and realized numerous events related to contemporary art research, in collaboration with major local, national and international entities.
A plus A has been always supported and recognized by Slovenian institutions, primarily the Slovenian Ministry of Culture and by all major city institutions such as the Venice Biennial, IUAV University, Ca’ Foscari University, the Venice Academy of Fine Arts, and the Venice City Council.
The experimental schedules of the galleries exhibitions range from well known artists to Audio-Video performance and urban installation. A plus A has been invited by the City of Verona and the Verona Art Fair to conceive every year an exhibition devoted to contemporary art from the most promising talents of former Eastern European countries. This scope of our activity has enabled us to involve a gamut of artists and partners, allowing our Gallery to have become the principal forum for contemporary and experimental research in the city.
A plus A has hosted the Toolkit Festival – dedicated to interactive art, events and show about independent publishing and artist books, Concrete landscapes – sounds events and experimental music. As a result, we cover a broad range of public and press, soliciting interest from both general and specialized audiences.
Just to mention some of the exhibition formats we presented:
Jasmina Cibic, For our economy and culture Slovenian Pavilion 2013,
Mladen Miljanovic, Good Night State of Body, 2012,
Aleksander Velišček, Thomas Braida, Neboja Despotovic, Goran Gogic, Hotel A plus A International 2010,
Miha Štrukelj, x=0 Y=0 Slovenian Pavilion 2009,
Tobias Putrih Venetian Atmospheric Slovenian Pavilion 2007,
Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Il Ritiro 2005,
Alberto Tadiello, RMN 2005,
Vadim Fiškin, Another speedy day, Slovenian Pavilion 2005,
Tadej Pogacar, 0100101110101101.ORG, Vuc Cosic, Absolute One Slovenian Pavilion 2001.
Among its principal activities is also the The School for Curatorial Studies Venice which since 2004 has welcomed students in Venice to participate in the “Course in Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Arts”. The Course is active in the field of post-graduate education and is one of the most intensive and renown courses in the industry on a national level, attended by students from all over Italy.
Recently it has been activated also the course in English hosting international students from all over the world from the USA to Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. This year’s Course is organizing The Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market in Venice.