Map of Venice, 1500, Jacopo di Barbari.


The wind is one of the invisible forces which shapes the city of Venice and its maritime history. It is the focus of research by Haseeb Ahmed, the second artist in residence on the Earth Water Sky environmental arts and science programme at Science Gallery Venice.

Working closely with Professor Craig Martin, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, who is writing a global history of wind, this website reflects and is part of Haseeb’s artistic research process during his residency.

His research into the wonders of wind, including the dust-laden Sirocco which blows in from the Sahara, is to lead to the creation of an art piece to be showcased during the Venice Biennale in 2022. The final piece will combine sculpture, architecture, performance and the people of Venice in an artistic work which will also have a digital life.

The Science Gallery Venice Earth Water Sky residency programme is funded by Fondation Didier et Martine Primat.

How to use this website

You will access the website by clicking “close” on the top right. The content on the website is divided in posts, which are ordered chronologically and sorted according to categories. You can filter them by selecting categories (top bar) and chronological steps (bottom bar). You can access a post by clicking on the related images in the carousel (central bar).