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Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 International Jury Announced

Italy - May 10, 2016 - 16:57   1748 views

The International Jury of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition.

Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 announced the International Jury of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition. The Board of Directors of La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta has appointed, upon recommendation by the Artistic Director Alejandro Aravenathe International Jury of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, will be held between 28 May and  27 November 2016, composed of the following members:

- Pippo Ciorra (Italy), architect, critic and professor at Scuola di Ateneo di Architettura e Design di Ascoli Piceno (University of Camerino) and Venice’s IUAV. He has been a curator of exhibitions both in Italy and abroad. He has been Senior Curator for architecture at the MAXXI in Rome since 2009. 
- Sergio Fajardo (Colombia), professor of mathematics at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, former mayor of Medellín and governor of the department of Antioquia, recipient of the Americas Award for Excellence in Public Service in 2007.
- Marisa Moreira Salles (Brazil), publisher, editor, book designer and entrepreneur in the field of technology, founder of Arq.Futuro, a think-tank on architecture and the future of cities.
- Hashim Sarkis (Lebanon, USA), Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, architect at Hashim Sarkis Studios, former Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD).
- Karen Stein (USA), architectural advisor, Executive Director of the George Nelson Foundation, and faculty member of the Design Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
 
The President of the Jury will be nominated by its members at the first meeting.
 
The International Jury will award the following official prizes:
- Golden Lion for best National Participation
- Golden Lion for best participant in the International Exhibition Reporting From The Front
- Silver Lion for a promising young participant in the International Exhibition Reporting From The Front
 
The Jury will also have the opportunity of awarding:
- a maximum of one special mention to National Participations
- a maximum of two special mentions to the participants in the International Exhibition Reporting From The Front
 
The awards ceremony will take place during the official opening of the Exhibition, Saturday May 28th, 2016 at Ca’ Giustinian, the headquarters of La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 am on that same day.

Top Image: Pippo Ciorra (image © Musacchio Ianniello), Sergio Fajardo (image courtesy of Venice Biennale)- Marisa Moreira Salles (image © Claus Lehmann), Hashim Sarkis (image © Sham Sthankiya), Karen Stein (image courtesy of Venice Biennale). 

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