Venice Architecture Biennale

Venice Architecture Biennale 2023. Author: Arvi Anderson

Estonia will discuss the availability of living space at the Venice Architecture Biennale. – The curatorial competition of the Estonian Pavilion for the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale was won by the team consisting of Aet Ader, Mari Möldre and Arvi Anderson from the architecture office b210 with the work “Kodupeatus” about the architecture of living.

The producer of the Estonian exhibition at the 18th Venice Architecture Biennale and the organiser of the international curatorial competition is the Estonian Centre for Architecture, co-organised by the Estonian Association of Architects, with the Estonian Ministry of Culture and the Estonian Cultural Endowment as partners.

The mission of the Centre is to promote contemporary Estonian architecture and urbanism, to raise awareness of architecture and to develop Estonia’s architectural export. In addition to producing the Estonian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale, ECA organises the Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB), hosts architectural tours and carries out a number of other special architectural projects.


Questions and additional information:
Anna Lindpere
Producer of the Estonian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Exhibition is one of the world’s most important architecture events, visited by over 100.000 people during the months it is open for public. Taking part in the Biennale provides Estonia and our architects with an unique opportunity to introduce our architectural thinking and current topics relevant in Estonia on an international level. La Biennale addresses the academic and theoretical side of architecture, while also providing a meeting place for the industry’s most renowned architects and designers, a place where people come to present the most exciting developments in each country’s architectural thinking.

Mostra di Architettura di Venezia, the Architecture section of the Venice Biennale, was established in 1980. Earlier, architecture exhibitions used to take place under the umbrella of the contemporary art biennale. Estonian architects have participated in the Biennale since 2000, the exhibitions have been produced by both the Union of Estonian Architects and Estonian Centre of Architecture, with support from Estonian Ministry of Culture as well as Estonian Cultural Endowment.

La Biennale di Venezia architecture programme consists of a number of showcases, exhibitions and events, with the main exhibition curated by the head curator of the biennale at the helm. Themed exhibitions as well as national pavilions add diversity to the programme.