Paraguay

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Artists:
Pedro Barrail; Daniel Milessi; Diana Rossi; Félix Toranzos
Curator:
Osvaldo Gonzalez Real
Open Call?
No
Selection procedure:
The National Secretary of Culture appointed the curator, who in turn selected the four artists.

Curator

Name:
Osvaldo Gonzalez Real
Gender:
Male
Born:
Paraguay, 1938
Lives and works in:
Paraguay
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Félix Toranzos
Gender:
Male
Born:
Paraguay, 1962
Lives and works in:
Paraguay
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Asunción

Artist

Name:
Diana Rossi
Gender:
Female
Born:
Paraguay, 1980
Lives and works in:
Paraguay
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Not represented by a gallery

Artist

Name:
Daniel Milessi
Gender:
Male
Born:
Paraguay
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Not represented by a gallery

Artist

Name:
Pedro Barrail
Gender:
Male
Born:
Paraguay, 1964
Lives and works in:
Paraguay
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
New York

Politics & Economics

State System:
Unitary presidential constitutional republic
Ruling Political Party:
Centre-right conservative neo-liberal nationalist Colorado Party
Population (World Bank, 2011):
6,568,290
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$3,629
Gini Index (Inequality level) (World Bank, 2010):
52.4
Unemployment (World Bank, 2011):
5.6% of the labor force
World Bank credit:
$380,330,000
Net OECD ODA Aid Received (2011):
$93,650,000
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
$421,000,000

Alliances


World Bank debt
International Criminal Court recognized
Non-Aligned Movement
WTO

Conflicts

Country independent since:
1811 (from Spain)
Last Major Border Revision:
1896
Colonial History:
Former Spanish colony
International Court of Justice cases:
1
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
72
Nuclear Force?
No
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:
The Triple Frontier region, where Paraguay meets Argentina and Brazil, has long been associated with drug-smuggling and other contraband trade. MERCOSUR suspended Paraguay’s membership in 2012 for having impeached its president.
Participation in Multinational Missons:
UN peacekeeping missions in Congo, Cyprus, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sudan, and Western Sahara.