Venice Agendas 2015 is a programme of breakfast events and performances, curated by workinprogress, during the preview week of the 56th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia followed by a series of outcome events that take place internationally throughout 2015. The theme for this edition is Crossing Boundaries; an open brief, which considers the many ways art not only trespasses geographical territories but how it crosses cultural, political and artistic boundaries. Since 2011 Venice Agendas has also included live art presentations.

The first edition of Agendas held at the Venice Biennale was in 1999, created by the sound artist Bill Furlong and the writer Mel Gooding, Since 2011 workinprogress, Clare Fitzpatrick and Terry Smith, have continued the project working closely with Vittorio Urbani, director of Nuova Icona who has supported Venice Agendas since 1999.

This year saw three successful discussion events as well as three performance by UK and International artists. There are three follow on events in London, Margate and Newcastle. for more details click on the three events below.

DACS Crossing Boundaries: The Right to Speak
Turner Contemporary: The Right to Fail
The Globe Gallery: The Right to Roam

Open Borders: Where are you From?
Closed Borders: Whose Boycott is it Anyway?
Crossing Boundaries: Speed Dating
Border Line: Rights of Passage

Video by Marie Therese Shortt of the three discussion events in Venice in May 2015. Speakers and participants included, JW Stella, Mark Waugh, Marita Isobel Solberg, Richard Demarco, Tony Heaton , Ala Younis, Gaynor O’Flynn, Gilane Tawadros, Sacha Craddock, Anna Bitkina, David A Bailey, Sue Williamson,Vassiliki Tzanakou, Emeka Okereke, Yvannoé Kruger, Tony Heaton, Louise Camrass, Jean Wainwright, Katie Jolin, Gill Hedly, Voilet MacClean and Henry Merrick Hughes