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2017
2017
RESULTS OF THE OPEN CALL FOR THE SWISS PARTICIPATION AT THE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2018. THE PROJECTS IN THE 2nd ROUND

Pavilion of Switzerland at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

The project «Svizzera 240» selected for the Swiss Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale of Venice in 2018.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has decided, after a two-phase competition on a selective procedure basis, to entrust the realisation of the Swiss participation at the 16th Architecture Biennale of Venice in 2018 to Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor and Matthew van der Ploeg with their project «Svizzera 240».
2017
Video Documentation on Women of Venice out now
Swiss Pavilion - Women of Venice, Venice Biennale 2017 from Sandi Paucic on Vimeo.
2016
2016
The 15th International Architecture Exhibition takes place in Venice from 28 May to 27 November 2016 (Vernissage: 26 and 27 May 2016). The main exhibition is curated by Alejandro Aravena.

The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia has nominated Christian Kerez, architect and professor at ETH Zürich, to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland. The exhibition is curated by art historian Sandra Oehy

Art historian and architect Leïla el-Wakil from Geneva is responsible for the «Salon Suisse» 2016, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
2016
«Salon Suisse» 2016
Salonnière: Leïla el-Wakil 
Location: Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, Dorsoduro 810, Vaporetto stop: Zattere

Leïla el-Wakil’s concept for the «Salon Suisse» will evolve around the question of how contemporary architecture can help bridging the expanding wealth gap between the rich and poor through the means of reflecting on fundamental ideas such “tradition as modernity”, “small is beautiful” and “reuse”, and how it can participate in creating adapted guidelines for architecture in the 21st century. Hence the clear link to Alejandro Aravena’s vision for this year’s Biennial, which is to focus on the "battles to be won" to improve quality of life within the built environment.

The «Salon Suisse» will offer a space for reflection on common sense in architecture, on a kind of Existenzminimum for all, at a time marked by the greediness of some. Swiss and foreign architects, researchers, and crafts(wo)men will be invited to share their knowledge and experience on the theme of architecture for all.

Please find more information about the Salon Suisse program in the official booklet.

The «Salon Suisse» 2016 will be exclusively accompanied and documented by Hochparterre, its official media partner. Hochparterre will provide background information with written articles, audiostatements, visuals and free live streaming of part of the «Salon Suisse» talks here.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG

Furniture sponsor: www.wbform.com
 
2016
Live-Streaming of the «Salon Suisse» One: «Let’s rediscover»
Hochparterre, the official media partner of the Salon Suisse 2016, will be live-streaming the events of the first Salon Suisse entitled «Let’s rediscover» from Thrusday, 16 to Saturday, 18 June from 7 to 9 pm on www.periscope.tv/hochparterre.

Please find more information about the Salon Suisse program in the official booklet.

Partner of the «Salon Suisse» is Laufen Bathrooms AG
2015
2015
The 56th International Art Exhibition takes place in Venice from 9 May to 22 November 2015 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. The main exhibition is curated by Okwui Enwezor.

Pamela Rosenkranz has been nominated by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia to exhibit at the Pavilion of Switzerland in the Giardini della Biennale. Her exhibition entitled Our Product is curated by Susanne Pfeffer, director of the Fridericianum in Kassel.

Dada specialists Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel are the curators of the «Salon Suisse» 2015, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
2014
2014
The 14th International Architecture Exhibition takes place in Venice from 7 June to 23 November 2014 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as at various venues in the city. Preview dates: 5 and 6 June 2014. The main exhibition entitled "Fundamentals" is curated by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

Hans Ulrich Obrist has been nominated to curate the Swiss Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale.

Architects and urban researchers Hiromi Hosoya and Markus Schaefer are the curators of the «Salon Suisse» 2014, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
2013
2013
The 55th International Art Exhibition takes place in Venice from 1 June to 24 November, 2013 at the Giardini and at the Arsenale as well as in various venues the city. Preview dates: 29, 30 and 31 May 2013.  The main exhibition is curated by Massimiliano Gioni.

Valentin Carron has been selected to represent Switzerland. Living and working in the vineyard village of Fully in the Rhone valley, Carron is an outstanding figure in the young Swiss arts scene. His show at the Swiss pavilion will be curated by Giovanni Carmine.

Art historian Jörg Scheller is the curator of the «Salon Suisse» 2013, a programme of talks and events supplementing the exhibition at the Swiss Pavilion, which takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
2012
2012
Miroslav Šik at the Swiss Pavilion  

Architect and pioneer of Analogue Architecture Miroslav Šik is showing the exhibition ‘And now the Ensemble!’ at this year’s architecture biennale in Venice. He has invited the two architecture firms Miller & Maranta and Knapkiewicz + Fickert to collaborate with him on the project. 

The nomination is commissioned by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia. The Jury, which nominated Miroslav Sik to curate the exhibition at the Pavilion of Switzerland, is comprised of the following people: Philippe Rahm, Peter Fischli, Joanna Mytkowska, Katya García-Antón, Simona Martinoli, Arthur de Pury, Peter J. Schneemann.