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Blue and white pavilion with a white triangle-like geometric shape on the side and white text "Finlandia" by the entrance.
Pavilion of Finland in the Giardini, Venice. photo: Ugo Carmeni

Open Call for 2023 Exhibition Proposals

Archinfo Finland seeks for exhibition proposals to be presented in the Pavilion of Finland at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The first stage of the open call closes 24 April.

The open call welcomes proposals from curators or multicultural and cross-disciplinary teams with at least one member from Finland. We are looking forward to a wide range of exhibition proposals that stem from topical issues facing the future and are relevant to Finnish architecture while resonating with a wide international audience and the global architecture community.

The proposals are wished to reflect the ways in which architecture can support inclusivity, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity. The selected proposal will be suited for presentation in the context of the Venice Biennale and take into consideration the special nature of the Pavilion itself.

The selection panel comprises Taru Elfving (FI), PhD, Curator, Director of CAA Contemporary Art Archipelago, Andres Lepik (DE), Director of the Architecture Museum at Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Professor of architectural history and curatorial practice, Helena Sandman (FI), ArtD, Architect, based in Helsinki, and Katarina Siltavuori (FI), Commissioner, Director of Archinfo Finland (chair of panel).

The selection process is organised in two stages:

Stage 1: Open Call
21 March – 24 April: Concept proposals

The deadline for questions concerning the open call was 28 March. No questions were sent by the deadline. 

Stage 2: Shortlist
18 May – 14 June: Further development of up to six proposals (remuneration 500 euros)
21–22 June: Meetings with the selection panel for project presentation and interview

Following the selection of the winning proposal by the end of June and appointment of the curator or team, work toward the realisation of the exhibition starts in July 2022 and runs until the opening of the Biennale in May 2023. In all, the project continues until the closure of the Biennale in November 2023.

Archinfo Finland is responsible for overall project management in close collaboration with the appointed curator or team. The project has a starting budget of 40,000 euros towards exhibition expenses including curatorial and design fees.

Please read the Applications Guidelines carefully before submitting your application.

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