Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Eduardo Castillo-Vinuesa and Manuel Ocaña curate FOODSCAPES in the Pavilion of Spain for the Biennale Architettura 2023 © FOODSCAPES 2023


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Spain has always played a prominent role in the history of la Biennale di Venezia. Its pavilion in the Venice Giardini was designed in 1922 by Javier De Luque and renovated in 1952 by Joaquin Vaquero Palacios. 

Since 1950, Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation has been directly responsible for coordinating the country’s exhibitions in the Spanish Pavilion, and, throughout this time, it has strived to promote Spain’s rich artistic heritage and talent. 

Spain’s Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA), through the Directorate General for the Urban Agenda and Architecture, announced the open call, with the intervention of a jury, for the selection of the curator and exhibition design of the Spanish Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. It is also organising its production through a collaboration agreement with Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E - Spain’s Public Agency for Cultural Action) has been involved in the support of contemporary creation at the Venice Biennale, both in the production of the Spanish Pavilion and in the international selection. Spain is also presenting an exhibition programme as part of the international section of the Biennale, with the support of AECID and AC/E, which this year features the work of three architecture studios: GRANDEZA Studio, Flores & Prats Architects and Office for Political Innovation.


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