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Under the Patronage of
His Excellency the President of Malta


Thematic Pavilion

Sea Pavilion

The narration begins with a painting suggesting a multidimensional mainsail, featuring various blurred colors that embody the potential assimilation of the viewer into its atonal, non-flag realm. An anonymous black silhouette of Venus, possibly born in Malta, presides over the scene. The second moment unfolds with a collaborative sculpture of a boat, symbolizing ‘the now’ and the communal achievement of taking root in an island.The final moment is a retrospective and personal ceramic sculpture, reflecting the artist’s experience in Malta and turning back to explore the artist’s sense of intimacy with nature, the seashore, and the land.


Ali Hasanzadeh
Ali Hasanzadeh, born in 1992 in Tehran, (Iran), is a Paris-based curator and cultural worker with an anthropology background. His Tehran initiatives featured emerging artists and musicians from the underground scene. In Paris, Ali expands his influence, partnering with public and private institutions. His keen interest lies in contemporary art as a system, with a specific focus on the nuanced representation of painting. As a curator, Ali is captivated by emerging artists and the strategic positioning within the dynamic art landscape.


Nikolay Koshelev
Nikolay Koshelev (b. 1987) is a visual artist based between Brooklyn (USA) and Paris (France). He holds an MA degree from the New York Academy of Art (Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship). Koshelev’s current style is influenced by game design and post-Internet aesthetics, utilizing painting, ceramics, and large-scale theatrical installations to craft imaginary worlds populated with avatars. His recent projects include “Silver Dust” at Oregon Contemporary, Portland (2023), “The Moon Pool: Paris Period” at Atelier 11, Paris (2021), and “The Moon Pool: Archive” at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (2020).


Other Pavilions

FINDINGS AND FANTASIES: real and imagined narratives inspired by the identity of our genes


National Pavilion

FINE ART AND HERITAGE: Visual dialogue and spatial communication

Republic of Serbia

National Pavilion

From South to North


National Pavilion

Hybrid Landscape is Isolated

Thematic Pavilion

In Between


National Pavilion

Informal Inclusion


National Pavilion

Mediterraneo: Mosaico di C(OU)lture

Piazza Armerina, Sicily

Thematic Pavilion

No one is an island


National Pavilion

Other Geographies, Other Stories

Thematic Pavilion

Poetics of an Archive

France & Germany

National Pavilion



National Pavilion

The Clean Room

Thematic Pavilion



National Pavilion