Founded in Venice, Italy, Fondazione EMGdotART is based on the Venice Biennale which is the first art and cultural foundation set up by Chinese enterprise in Venice, Italy.
The Chairman of the foundation is Marino Folin, Former Rector of the Università IUAV di Venezia from 1991 to 2006. It has a history of over a hundred years, connecting the most advanced and innovative resources in culture, art, science, and technology from around the globe. It focuses on common issues in global development, and explores cases and solutions concerning cultural diversity and leading technologies.
Since its establishment, the foundation has kept its original mission in mind, to actively be engaged in the global dissemination and promotion of culture, art, and design, and it has been committed to advancing China-foreign exchange. It has held over 200 exhibitions, forums, academic, cultural, and educational activities covering topics of art, design, city, science and technology, society and aesthetic education, with thousands of artists and their works, scholars, and experts from dozens of countries involved. In architecture and urban construction particularly, the foundation has been the focus, and it has gained long-term attention through the platform of Venice Biennale, and has formed deep connections.
Fondation EMGdotART has curated over 200 cultural and art exhibitions all over the world, including:
"Culture Union Exhibition" at 55th Venice Art Biennale;
"Adaptation –Architecture and Change in China" exhibition at 14th Venice Architecture Biennale;
"Sharing and Regeneration" exhibition at 15th Venice Architecture Biennale and Milan Expo official project.