Looking towards choosing an artist for the pavilion, Dziewior told Austrian daily, Der Standard that he wants to avoid a stereotypical Venice move of focusing too heavily on the context of the pavilion itself: “My selection will confront not only the space and rich historical context of the Austrian pavilion but also in equal measure be an exhibition of images as powerful for their content and thematic properties as for their aesthetic value.”
Born 1964, from 2001-2008 he was director of Kunstverein Hamburg, from 2003-2009 he was professor for art theory at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg. Dziewior curated many exhibitions and projects all over Europe, among them 12th Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial 2013. Since 2009 he is director of Kunsthaus Bregenz.
Image: Yilmaz Dziewior, © Kunsthaus Bregenz, Photo: Markus Tretter