The Venice Biennale or La Biennale di Venezia in Italian is a Venice-based organization that majors in art and promotion of art. In 2009, the organization was renamed to the Biennale Foundation, while the exhibition became known as the Art Biennale to make it easy for stakeholders to distinguish.
The name of the exhibition, Biennale, refers to the fact that the events of the organization are held biennially (only when the year is an odd number). The Biennale Foundation continues to offer support to artists even when its mainstream exhibition is not running. Artwork is on display throughout, courtesy of separate events.