Milan-based collective to curate Italian Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2023

Fosbury Architecture, the young architects collective, has been picked to curate the Italian Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

The Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, at the end of the selection by invitation promoted by the Direzione Generale Creatività Contemporanea, among the three submitted by the General Director and Commissioner of the Italian Pavilion Onofrio Cutaia, identified in the Fosbury Architecture project the proposal that will represent Italy from 20 May to 26 November 2023 at the Italian Pavilion. The Italian Pavilion has been in the Tese delle Vergini of the Arsenale for sixteen years and occupies almost 13,000 square feed indoors and 9,687 outdoors.

The selection of curators took into account national and international experiences, evaluating their research and their scientific and curatorial activity, ensuring a fair and balanced gender distribution, as well as the presence of younger generations.

“The choice of a young collective, made up entirely of thirty-year-old women and men, fully responds to the theme of the 18th Architecture Biennale, entitled ‘The Laboratory of the Future’ and called to investigate sustainable responses to the ways of living and living tomorrow,” Franceschini said.

Fosbury Architecture (F.A.) is a design and research collective founded in 2013 in Milan by Giacomo Ardesio, Alessandro Bonizzoni, Nicola Campri, Veronica Caprino, Claudia Mainardi. F.A. has taken part in numerous national and international Architecture Biennials including those in Lisbon (2019), Versailles (2019), Chicago (2017), and Venice (2016). F.A. also edited with Alterazioni Video the publication INCOMPIUTO. The Birth of a Style (2018), supported by the then MIBACT (the current Ministry of Culture) and awarded with the honorable mention for the Compasso d’Oro 2020.

Opening image: Fosbury Architecture (F.A.). Photo © Gianluca di Ioia, La Triennale

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