1. Initiatives
  2. 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture
EXTRACTION 2016, Venice Biennale in Architecture (Canadian Pavilion)
EXTRACTION 2016, Venice Biennale in Architecture (Canadian Pavilion) Photo: ©2016 OPSYS

The Canada Council for the Arts proudly supports the 2018 Venice Biennale in Architecture, the foremost international platform to engage critical conversations on contemporary architecture.

Doubling its previous investment and enhancing international exposure, the Canada Council will make a contribution of $500,000 towards the presenter’s exhibition. The 2018 recipient will be announced in the fall.

The selected presenter will be the curator, producer and project manager of the exhibition. The presentation will communicate excellence, innovation, and currency in contemporary Canadian architecture including buildings, landscapes and places, or in works of and (or) critical research on architecture, landscape architecture or the urban environment.

About Venice Biennale in Architecture

The Venice Biennale in Architecture is the most important and prestigious exhibition in contemporary architecture. Architects, artists, designers, planners, builders, politicians, students and cultural leaders from around the world are among the more than 300,000 visitors expected to attend the 2018 Biennale with the intention of discovering the cutting edge of architecture and architectural discourse.

Past Presenters

  • 2016 Opsys, Extraction www.extraction.ca
  • 2014 Lateral Office, Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 www.arcticadaptations.ca
  • 2012 5468796 Architecture Inc, Migrating Landscape www.5468796.ca/#mlo
  • 2010 Philip Beesley Architect Inc., Hylozoic Ground www.philipbeesleyarchitect.com
  • 2008 Cambridge Galleries, 41° to 66°: Architecture in Canada – Region, Culture, Tectonics
  • 2006 Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, SweaterLodge
  • 2004 Saucier & Perrotte Architectes, Found Objects www.saucierperrotte.com
  • 2002 Inter Access: Electronic Media Arts Centre and Alphabet City, Next Memory City - Toronto: Venice - Michael Awad, Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby www.interaccess.org
  • 2000 Canadian Centre for Architecture, Melvin Charney’s UN DICTIONNAIRE...
 Philip Beesley Architect Inc., Hylozoic Ground
Hylozoic Ground, Venice Biennale, 2010 Photo: Pierre Charron ©Philip Beesley Architect Inc.