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Open call for exhibition proposals for the Pavilion of Finland at Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

Finland Architecture News - Apr 11, 2022 - 11:56   2054 views

Open call for exhibition proposals for the Pavilion of Finland at Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

Archinfo Finland seeks for exhibition proposals to be presented in the Pavilion of Finland at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The Biennale Architettura runs from 20 May to 26 November 2023 (pre-opening 18–19 May).

The open call welcomes proposals from curators or multicultural and cross-disciplinary teams with at least one member from Finland. We are looking forward to a wide range of exhibition proposals that stem from topical issues facing the future and are relevant to Finnish architecture while resonating with a wide international audience and the global architecture community. The proposal is wished to reflect the ways in which architecture can support inclusivity, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity. The sele- cted proposal will be suited for presentation in the context of the Venice Biennale and take into conside- ration the special nature of the Pavilion itself.

The selection panel comprises Taru Elfving (FI), PhD, Curator, Director of CAA Contemporary Art Archi- pelago, Andres Lepik (DE), Director of the Architecture Museum at Technical University of Munich (TUM), Professor of architectural history and curatorial practice, Helena Sandman (FI), ArtD, Architect, based in Helsinki, and Katarina Siltavuori (FI), Commissioner, Director of Archinfo Finland (chair of panel).

The selection process is organised in two stages:

Stage 1: Open Call

21 March – 24 April: Concept proposals

Stage 2: Shortlist

18 May – 14 June: Further development of up to six proposals (remuneration 500 euros) 21–22 June: Meetings with the selection panel for project presentation and interview.

Following the selection of the winning proposal by the end of June and appointment of the curator or team, work toward the realisation of the exhibition starts in July 2022 and runs until the opening of the Biennale in May 2023. In all, the project continues until the closure of the Biennale in November 2023.

Archinfo Finland is responsible for overall project management in close collaboration with the appointed curator or team. The project has a starting budget of 40,000 euros towards exhibition expenses including curatorial and design fees.

Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting your application.

Read on for the Open Call website.

Read the Application Guidelines here.

Find the Application Form here

Top image: Finland Pavilion © Ugo Carmeni, 2017.

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