Curatorial proposals for PHL Pavilion at 15th Architecture Biennale solicited

October 27, 2015

CURATORIAL PROPOSALS for the Philippines’ first national pavilion at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale are being accepted until Oct. 30.

This is open to Filipino architects, curators, practising artists from the different disciplines, urban planners, ecological activists, geographers, historians and critics of space, heritage workers, and others. Curators, as an individual or group, are urged to submit concepts, which will undergo a democratic selection process.

The country’s participation at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale is a joint undertaking among the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Office of Senator Lorna Regina “Loren” B. Legarda. The three agencies were also responsible for the successful return of the Philippines to the 56th Venice Art Biennale, after a 51-year absence.

All curatorial proposals should be e-mailed on or before Oct. 30, to[email protected]. Submitted proposals will be deliberated upon by a panel of jurors to assess the most suitable curatorial proposal.

The chosen proposal will be mounted at the Philippine Pavilion, the official national representation of the country at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, which will run from May 28 to Nov. 27, 2016. NCCA Chairperson Felipe De Leon, Jr. is the Commissioner of the Philippine Pavilion.

Open call proposal forms and details can be accessed at the For more information, the Coordinating Committee can be reached at[email protected] or (632) 527-2175.

Source: Business World Online