Venice (2022) 


Bureau of Commons is a self-declared territory made of a blue plastic sheet. A performance-installation, the Bureau authorises people to reflect on Free Movement of Persons collectively. To learn more about the Bureau and the past editions, please click ︎︎︎ here.

The Venice edition highlights the visa requirements of participating countries that will be showcased at 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The performance-installation will take place in various locations in Venice, Arsenale and Giardini between 16 - 20 May. Some instances of the process will be documented and shared online in the following social media account ︎︎︎ ig/bureau.of.commons

How to join?

In person

16-17-18 May in Venice, various locations
19 May - Arsenale
20 May - Giardini

  • read the performance text ︎︎︎ here
  • fill the form
  • share the form with the Bureau. Either email it to or share a photo of your form on social media and use #bureauofcommons
  • feel free to question the rules