May 6-8                                          Philippine Pavilion Vernissage, Palazzo Mora*

May 6 at 12 noon                      Official Press Conference La Biennale, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale*

May 8 at 3 p.m.                            Opening of the Philippine Pavilion*

May 9 at 11 a.m.                         La Biennale Awards Ceremony, Ca’ Giustinian*

August 20 at 3 p.m.                   David Medalla Lecture, Palazzo Mora

*by invitation only

The Philippine exhibition is open to the public from May 9 to November 22 at the European Cultural Centre – Palazzo

Palazzo Mora is located on Strada Nuova, one of the main streets of Venice, at # 3659.

Palazzo Mora Schedule: Open Daily 10 AM to 6 PM, except Tuesdays *Free Admission

Tie A String Around the World


The Philippines is back at the Venice Biennale after a fifty-year hiatus. The first and last time the Philippines officially participated in the Venice Biennale was at its 32nd edition in 1964. The Philippine Pavilion moves around Manuel Conde’s Genghis Khan, a seminal Philippine film made in 1950 in Manila and Angono; re-edited and annotated by the American writer-critic James Agee; and screened at the Museum of Modern Art and the Venice Film Festival in 1952. It was co-written and designed by Carlos Francisco. Conde and Francisco are National Artists in the Philippines