Andorra

Andorra’s Box

Andorra’s Box
opens and starts sharing secrets
of transparency and cooperation
working on a transition
from a classic model of tax heaven
to one of low tax jurisdiction

Before
this paradise was an isolated place
with high bank secrecy
providing anonymity
to those who defraud and disguise
today
this paradise is foreign investment
with lack of customs duties
banking facilities
and low taxes

With France and Spain
on each side
smuggling austerity measures
and stricter economic policies
through no ports
no airports
the ideology of austerity
is restoring the trust
in the financiers
the same ones that greatly contributed
to the current economic situation

Tempus Fugit
Andorra´s second appearance in the biennale
a new way to embrace internationality
what is it about?
please open the box
look for new formulas
launder dubious finance pasts
through four common words:
freedom, memory, identity and life
@offshore boundaries
look for the international paradise

Mercedes Azpilicueta

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Ministry of Culture
Artist:
Edson Chagas
Artists:
Javier Balmaseda; Samantha Bosque; Fionna Morrison
Curators:
Paolo De Grandis; Josep M. Ubach

Curator

Name:
Josep M. Ubach
Gender:
Male
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Curator

Name:
Paolo De Grandis
Gender:
Male
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
10

Artist

Name:
Fionna Morrison
Gender:
Female
Born:
Andorra, 1970
Lives and works in:
Andorra and Spain
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Barcelona

Artist

Name:
Samantha Bosque
Gender:
Female
Born:
1973
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Javier Balmaseda
Gender:
Male
Born:
Cuba, 1970
Lives and works in:
Andorra
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Ravenna

Politics & Economics

State System:
Unitary parliamentary constitutional diarchy under the Bishop of Seu d'Urgell of Spain and the President of France
Ruling Political Party:
Centre-right conservative liberal Democrats for Andorra
Population (World Bank, 2011):
69,543
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$5,318
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
No data

Alliances


International Criminal Court recognized

Conflicts

Country independent since:
1278
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
No ranking
Nuclear Force?
No
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:
No conflicts