Not an artist-weekend at Biennale di Venezia

In occasion of Biennale di Venezia, IED – Istituto Europeo di Design organises a weekend completely dedicated to art.

From Friday, November 17th, to Sunday, November 19th, all the students interested in the Master courses in the Art field are invited to take part as our guests to a rich programme that will give them the chance to visit the 57th International Art Exhibition and to meet professionals involved in Biennale and important cultural institutions.




Are you interested in a Master course in the art field?

Register within November 10th to NOT AN ARTIST-Weekend and the activities included in the programme by filling in the form below.
There are 40 places available.

You will be contacted by an Advisor for confermation of your registration and to get more information about the weekend.

if you not sure yet to be able to take part to the event, but you are interested in getting more information about our courses and starting the admission process, you can still schedule an information interview. Your registration for the event will be considered valid untill the interview.



   Friday, November 17th  – Palazzo Franchetti

8:00 pm – Art Dinner at IED Venezia that is hosting the Iraq Pavillion for the Biennale.

Palazzo Franchetti, IED Venezia venue, is an ancient Venetian palace with an amazing view on the Grand Canal.

   Saturday, November 18th – Biennale

Morning – guided tour of Biennale –  the Giardini.

Light lunch

Afternoon –  NOT AN ARTIST conference and visit at the second part of Biennale at Arsenale.

   Sunday, November 19th  – Palazzo Franchetti

Morning – TALK on the profession in the art field and IED Master courses.

Art breakfast 

The Students will have the opportunity to meet the Coordinators of the IED Master courses in the Art field and to have one-to-one interviews.


Clementina Rizzi, head of Communication at Palazzo Grassi

Tommaso Sacchi, Curator and Town Council Member for Culture for the city of Florence

Marco Trevisan, Partner at Christie’s

Moderatore: Igor Zanti, Indipendent Curator IED Venezia Director


Coordinators will present the IED Masters courses in the Art field

Curatorial Practice e Business for Arts and Culture in Venice

Arts Management in Florence and Rome

Visual Arts for Digital Age in Milan

Contemporary Art Conservation in Como

Advanced Education course Professione Registrar in Venice

At the end of the presentations, Coordinators and Advisors will be available to meet students for personal interviews.

be our guest

The invitation includes:

– NOT AN ARTIST Conference
– Entrance ticket for Biennale and guided visit
– Art Breakfast
– Light lunch at Biennale
– Art Dinner
– 2 tickets for the waterbus

IED has an agreement with several accommodation facilities that will be communicated after regitration.


The world of culture typically goes round its protagonists, gathering figures such as Artists and Designers. However, contemporary scenario is changing, preparing the ground for new professionals.

NOT AN ARTIST is a talk amongst experts aimed at presenting and discussing the role and future evolution of Cultural Managers, Curators and all the other “side-professions” that accompany and complement the more traditional ones.

NOT AN ARTIST involves professionals who work in the same fields that are the focus of IED Masters in art. They will share with the audience their own experiences in the art scene presenting practical examples, in order to provide students an overview of their future career opportunities.

NOT AN ARTIST Istanbul – September 15th 2017
NOT AN ARTIST Turin – November 3rd 2017