Art Community, Heritage Conservationists, Architects Invited to Be Part of the Phl’s 1st Participation at Architecture Biennale 2016

September 26, 2015

The open call for curatorial proposals has been launched to select the Philippines’ representative for its first participation at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, to be held in 2016.


The Philippine Venice Biennale Coordinating Committee, comprised of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, is urging Filipino architects, curators, artists from different disciplines, urban planners, ecological activists, geographers, historians and critics of space, heritage workers, and others to participate in the open call.


“The call is open to architects and to all  visionaries who believe that architecture is a medium that can bring equality, freedom and a better life for Filipinos, especially as the world is now shaped by technology among other things,” said NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon Jr., the Commissioner for the Philippine Pavilion.


“As a climate change advocate, I have seen how structures shape the lives of people, how a good structure can mean the survival or destruction of the community. Architecture is powerful and we want to discover curators, architects, artists, engineers, heritage workers who can deliver a new way of using and seeing architecture,” said Senator Loren Legarda, the visionary behind the Philippines’ return to the 2015 Venice Art Biennale.


There will be a consultation meeting on September 28, 2015, 2:00 pm, at the NCCA Board Room.  Every member of the sector mentioned is welcome to attend. Participation may be confirmed at 9260028 or email [email protected].