THE Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale

About PAVB

The Philippine Art Venice Biennale (PAVB) is a collaborative undertaking of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda. PAVB’s role is to mount and support the Philippine Pavilion in the Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition.

For the 56th Venice Biennale 2015 and the 15th International Architecture Exhibition 2016 of La Biennale di Venezia, the Philippine Pavilion was located at the second floor of the European Cultural Centre- Palazzo Mora.

For the country’s participation in the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Philippine Pavilion is located at the Arsenale, the historic exhibition space of the Venice Biennale art platform.

history

The Philippines had only participated in the Venice Biennale once, fifty years ago in 1964. Through the efforts of Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), the works of painter Jose Joya, and sculptor Napoleón Abueva, both now National Artists, represented the country inthe 32nd Venice Biennale.

For the 56th Venice Biennale 2015 and the 15th International Architecture Exhibition 2016 of La Biennale di Venezia, the Philippine Pavilion was located at the second floor of the European Cultural Centre- Palazzo Mora.

For the country’s participation in the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Philippine Pavilion is located at the Arsenale, the historic exhibition space of the Venice Biennale art platform.

56th Venice Biennale 2015
The Philippine Pavilion presents Tie A String Around the World

Curator: Patrick D. Flores

Artists: Manuel Conde, Carlos Francisco, Jose Tence Ruiz and Manny Montelibano

Commissioner: Felipe M. De Leon, Jr.

15th International Architecture Exhibition 2016
The Philippine Pavilion presents Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City
Curatorial Team: Leandro V. Locsin Partners (LVLP) represented by Leandro Locsin, Jr., Sudarshan Khadka, Jr., and Juan Paolo dela Cruz

Artists: 8x8, Poklong Anading, Eduardo Calma, CS Architecture, Tad Ermitaño, Lima Architecture, Mañosa & Co. Inc., Mark Salvatus and Jorge Yulo
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Commissioner: Felipe M. De Leon, Jr.

57th Venice Biennale 2017
The Philippine Pavilion presents The Spectre of Comparison

Curator: Joselina Cruz

Artists: Lani Maestro and Manuel Ocampo

Commissioner: Virgilio Almario

DEMOCRATIC SELECTION

The PAVB Coordinating Committee launches an open call for curatorial proposals to the public for qualified participants.

Part of ensuring that the selection process would be open, transparent, democratic and inclusive, highly respected and credible people in the international and local art and architecture community are invited to form the panel of jurors.

The search is spearheaded by the NCCA through the office of Chairman, who also serves as the Commissioner of the Philippine Pavilion. The selected curatorial proposal will officially represent the Philippines in this important global exhibition platform of contemporary art and architecture. The proposals are expected to respond to the issues of contemporary architecture in the Philippines and elsewhere and must be sensitive to the general vision of the curators of the Venice Biennale.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Filipino citizens who are architects, curators, practicing artists from the different disciplines, urban planners, ecological activists, geographers, historians and critics of space, heritage workers, and others are encouraged to participate. The CALL is open to proposals by a single curator or by a team of two curators.

SELECTION PROCESS

A preliminary jury will shortlist proposals from among the submissions. A meeting with the proponents of the shortlisted proposals will be held. A final panel of jurors will convene to deliberate on the final proposals submitted by the shortlisted proponents. The final panel will select one curatorial proposal that will represent the Philippines at the Venice Biennale.

Organization

The Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale Coordinating Committee, the body responsible for operations, is housed at the International Affairs Office of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) 633 General Luna St., Manila, 1002 Metro Manila Philippines

Contact information:
(+632) 527-2175
info@philartvenicebiennale.net

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