The Australian Institute of Architects invites Expressions of Interest for the role of Creative Director for the Australian Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2020.

The Architecture Venice Biennale is one of the oldest and most prestigious international exhibitions of architecture, showcasing leaders in contemporary design and architecture from around the world. The Venice Biennale is a unique opportunity to reach non- traditional and underserved audiences. The Institute, through its Venice Biennale Committee, aims to engage these audiences in Venice and through local outreach activities associated with the exhibition.

The Venice Biennale Committee’s vision is to cement Australian representation internationally and nationally by showcasing the highest standards of Australian architecture and architectural innovation.

The Committee aims to develop exhibitions that showcase Australian architectural thinking, culture and design, and that tell a rich and engaging story about architecture and the Australian built environment to an international audience. The successful Creative Directors will both speculate and analyse our culture and the 2020 theme

The successful team will be on the world stage of architecture and culture and expected to be an exemplar for the Australian architectural profession.

The Australian Institute of Architects has facilitated Australia’s representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale since 2005. Their commitment have been substantial and ongoing with successful exhibitions at the last seven Biennales.

Who cannot remember about multi sensory installation space within the Australian Pavilion in 2016 called the Pool? The exhibition brought together a complex collaborative group combining multiple creative industries, academics, technical and engineering experts and nationally significant cultural commentators.

As already announced the theme of the Architecture Venice Biennale 2020 is ‘How will we live together?’

Please notice that applicants wishing to submit an application must meet the following requirements:

  • 50% of the creative director team must be registered architects and current financial members of  The Australian Institute of Architects.
  • The team must include a Curator with relevant curatorial expertise. The Curator may be one of the Creative Directors or on the creative team.
  • It is desirable that the team has experience in communicating architecture to the public through exhibitions.
  • Experience of working with the media and stakeholders in promotion of events and projects will be favourably regarded.

Expressions of interest close on 2 September 2019.
For all the info about requirements, budget, assessment process and more click here.