FAD’s Art World VIP’s Guide to Venice with Global Art Manager Saskia Neuman


Saskia Neuman, Global Art Manager, Absolut

Saskia is the Global Art Manager at Absolut and Director of the Absolut Art Award, a biennial award which offers funding to an artist and art writer to develop and present their respective dream projects.

The 2017 Absolut Art Award finalists in the Art Work category are Simon Denny, Anne Imhof, Shahryar Nashat, Cameron Rowland, Anicka Yi and Samson Young, and the finalists for Art Writing are Huey Copeland, Johanna Fateman, Orit Gat, Isabelle Graw and Shanay Jhaveri. The winners will be announced on 12 May 2017.

1. The best place I’ve ever stayed in Venice is…
an apartment on Calle del Cristo, Castello in 2009, working for the Biennale on the exhibition Fare Mondi – Making Worlds… The best hotel I’ve stayed in is Hotel Bucintoro – amazing location, good breakfast, funny nautical décor.

2. The best meal I’ve ever eaten in Venice was… tagliolini with spider crab at Antiche Carampane.

3. A thing someone visiting Venice for the biennale really shouldn’t miss is… Burano. 40min boat ride from Venice, it’s the lace making island, has its own Grand Canal and this amazing restaurant Trattoria de Ramano. Visit after you’ve seen every pavilion and the Arsenale, and need a change of pace.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.