A plus A | Slovenian Exhibition Centre has operated in Venice since 1998 and is one of the first transnational forums dedicated to the promotion and development of Slovenian culture and identity for the 21st century. In the course of its operation, A plus A has always received support and recognition from Slovenian institutions, primarily collaborating with the Ministry of Culture, promoting a multitude of international projects with partners such as the European Union. It is the official seat of the Slovenian Pavilion at the international Venice Biennial, and in the course of its operation has become a meeting point for Slovenian artists, local youth and the rich international community that populates the city of Venice. Each year A plus A produces, promotes and realizes over 30 events related to contemporary art research, in collaboration with major local, national and international entities.
Featuring one of the most expansive exhibition schedules in the city, shows range from historic Slovenian artists, such as Zoran Music, to Audio-Video performance and urban installation. Since 2008, A plus A has been invited by the City of Verona and the Verona Art Fair to create an exhibition devoted to contemporary art from the most promising talents of former Eastern European countries, teaming with Italy’s most active cultural institutions and businesses that operate towards the idea of a new cross-border community.
From an institutional perspective, our center develops relationships with 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 (Department of Culture, Department of Education, and Department of Youth and Peace). In particular, we are active in the field of post-graduate education, hosting a course in curatorial practices in contemporary art, one of the most intensive and renown courses in the industry on a national level, attended by students from all major Italian universities.
This scope of our activity has enabled us to involve a gamut of artists and partners, allowing our space to have become the principal forum for contemporary and experimental research in the city. As a result, we cover a broad range of public and press, soliciting interest from both general and specialized audiences.