Legarda: Deadline Extended for Submission of Curatorial Proposals for Philippine Pavilion in Venice Biennale 2015

August 29, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to Filipino curators and artists to submit their curatorial proposals for the Philippines’ national pavilion in the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale 2015 as the deadline for submission has been extended until September 3, 2014.


The deadline for submission of curatorial proposals has been extended so that more curators and artists can participate.


“We encourage our Filipino curators and artists to take part in this project by submitting their proposals. This is our comeback pavilion after 50 years of absence in this prestigious art event in Venice, Italy and we want to showcase our citizens’ talent and our nation’s rich cultural heritage through this event,” she said.


The Coordinating Committee, composed of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), in partnership with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, is accepting curatorial proposals from Filipino curators and artists residing in the Philippines and abroad.


The curator must be a Filipino citizen, has curated international contemporary art exhibitions and has sufficient grasp of contemporary art discourse and practice; while the artists must be Filipino citizens and must have participated in one major national exhibition.


The open call proposal form is available at the NCCA websitewww.ncca.gov.ph. The proposal form should be submitted with the curatorial proposal, which includes title of the exhibition, curatorial concept (800 -1,000 words only), proposed exhibition lay-out, curriculum vitae of the curator and participating artists, budget (production of the works only, production timeline, and contact information.


For more information, curators and artists may contact the Coordinating Committee through 527-2206 or info@philartvenicebiennale2015.net.