National Participations

The 60 participating countries
Albania Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of la Biennale di Venezia

Albania 2016

Arsenale, Albania Pavilion
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

experimentAR - Poéticas desde la frontera

Argentina 2016

Arsenale, Sale d’Armi
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Social Housing Project, Metsamor, 2016. Photo by Katharina Roters.

Armenia 2016

Santa Croce degli Armeni Church
26/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Clovelly Bay enclosure, Clovelly, NSW. Photo by Abdul Moeez.

Australia 2016

Giardini della Biennale
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

© Archiv HZ, Georg Petermichl

Austria 2016

Giardini della Biennale
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Armin Linke and Giulia Bruno, Aliuminium frames, Bahrain, 2016.

Bahrain 2016

Arsenale, Artiglierie
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

David Grandorge, Lasnamäe, Tallinn, 2016.

Baltic Pavilion 2016

Palasport G.B. Gianquinto, Castello, Calle S. Biagio
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Bravoure, Memorial I, courtesy Filip Dujardin

Belgium 2016

Giardini, Belgium Pavilion
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Washington Fajardo. Courtesy of Pool Communications.

Brazil 2016

Giardini Della Biennale
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Extraction, Canada Pavilion 2016

Canada 2016

Giardini della Biennale
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Carolina Solís. Sombreado en carreras a la chilena. (Shading in "chilean race" field).

Chile 2016

Chile Pavilion, Arsenale
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016


China 2016

Arsenale-Magazzino delle Cisterne
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Official Collateral Events

Across Chinese Cities– China House Vision at Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Across Chinese Cities – China House Vision

Ca' Tron
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Teatre Atlàntida by Architects Josep Llinàs, Josep Llobet, Pedro Ayesta, Laia Vives

Aftermath_Catalonia in Venice. Architecture Beyond Architects

Cantieri Navali Castello
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Architecture Ukraine – Beyond the Front
Ca' Tron

Branding Islands Making Nations

Ca' Tron
26/11/2016 - 27/11/2016



Campo della Tana
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Everyday Architecture - Re: Made in Taiwan

Everyday Architecture – Re: Made in Taiwan

Palazzo delle Prigioni
26/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Salvatore Esposito, Napoli, Quartiere Scampia, 2008-2010 © Salvatore Esposito/Contrasto


Spazio Thetis, Arsenale Nord
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Prospect North, © Lateral North

Prospect North

Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausiliatrice
26/05/2016 - 25/06/2016

Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Revitalisation by Reconciliation

28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Rashid Al Ruzzi and Bill Bouldin, Temporary earth-block refugee shelter in Gaza (Palestine), 2009, © Bill Bouldin

Salon Suisse 2016: Wake up! A path towards better architecture

Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
26/05/2016 - 26/11/2016

Sarajevo Now

Sarajevo Now: People’s Museum

Tesa 99, Arsenale Nord
28/05/2016 - 01/07/2016

San Servolo Island

Senza Terra / Without Land

Isola di San Servolo
27/05/2016 - 30/09/2016


René Burri: Utopia

Casa dei Tre Oci
26/08/2016 - 08/01/2017

From 26 August 2016 until 8 January 2017, the rooms of this Venetian building on the Giudecca island will be hosting the exhibitions “René Burri. Utopia”, curated by Michael Koetzl. “Utopia” by René Burri (Zurich 1933-2014) collects together for the first time over 100 images devoted to architecture by this great Swiss artist, with shots of famous buildings and portraits of architects. Burri’s photography was born from his need to recount the great transformational processes and the historical, political, and cultural changes of the twentieth century, paying close attention to certain people (his portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso are unforgettable) who were part of... Read More
René Burri, A worker from Nordeste shows his family the new city on inauguration day. In the background: the National Congress building by Oscar Niemeyer. Brasilia, Brazil, 1960 © René Burri / Magnum Photos
Sigmar Polke, Circus Figures, 2005; Courtesy of the artist and Palazzo Grassi
Palazzo Grassi presents the first retrospective show in Italy dedicated to Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). Conceived by Elena Geuna and Guy Tosatto, director of the Musée de Grenoble, in close collaboration with The Estate of Sigmar Polke, the exhibition spans... Read More
Cerith Wyn Evans, We are in Yucatan and every unpredicted thing, 2012/2014. Pinault Collection, Installation view at Punta della Dogana, 2016. Photo by Fulvio Orsenigo.


Punta della Dogana
17/04/2016 - 20/11/2016

Punta della Dogana presents “Accrochage”, a collective exhibition curated by Caroline Bourgeois. “Accrochage” brings together nearly seventy works that have not been on display since they became part of the Pinault Collection and over two thirds... Read More
Frank Gehry- Gehry Partners, LLP, Suspended Sails, models of the glass sails for the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Venise, mai 2016. / Courtesy Louis Vuitton 
“I dream of designing a magnificent sailing ship in Paris, which symbolize the deep cultural vocation of France.” Frank Gehry On 26th May 2016, Espace Louis Vuitton Venice inaugurated the Fondation Louis Vuitton Building in Paris by Frank... Read More
Coco Chanel with Duke Larino of Rome in Venice, 1930s
‘If you were to open a book today on the history of literature, you’d find the name of a new classic author: Coco Chanel. Chanel doesn’t write with paper and ink (except in her spare time), but with fabric, shapes and colours. However, this doesn’t... Read More


“Belligerent Eyes | 5K Confinement” is an upcoming, pioneering project on contemporary image production. Conceived and designed by Luigi Alberto Cippini and developed in collaboration with film director Giovanni Fantoni Modena, “Belligerent Eyes” sets itself as an experimental media research facility geared in the spaces of Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue, Ca’ Corner della Regina. With “Belligerent Eyes” Fondazione Prada, restlessly searching for new grounds of confrontation on cinema and visual languages, experiments with new forms of collaboration, analysis and research. “Belligerent Eyes” was born out the Fondazione’s will to create a reciprocally stimulating exchange... Read More
Belligerent Eyes | 5k confinement. Photo by Jacopo Farina

Borders Festival

Venues: Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi; Venice Art House
28/05/2016 - 27/11/2016

Borders Festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2016, in the same period... Read More
More Festival

More Festival 2016

San Servolo
02/06/2016 - 05/06/2016

The 4th edition of More Festival brings in town some of the best international electronic artists and DJs for four days of music. San Servolo Island is located opposite from the Giardini gardens. It is the home of an old Benedictine convent from the... Read More
In Act and Thought, Dance Performance. Photo credits: Sylvio Dittrich

Performing Architecture

Chiesa della Misericordia
26/05/2016 - 29/10/2016

For the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Goethe‐Institut has created “Performing Architecture”, a programme which brings the interfaces between architecture, choreography and the performing arts into... Read More
The Quartetto di Venezia: The Complete Beethoven String Quartets
In collaboration with the Quartetto di Venezia and Asolo Musica, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini has organised a performance of the complete string quartets of Ludwig Van Beethoven in six public concerts in 2016: three in the first semester and three in the... Read More

Art Spaces


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Marignana Arte


Spazio Punch

Spazio Punch


Courtesy of Caterina Tognon

Caterina Tognon


Courtesy of Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice
Espace LV, Venice
Fondazione Berengo © Francesco Allegretto

Fondazione Berengo


Palazzo Grassi Venice
Courtesy of Palazzo Fortuny Venezia
Palazzo Grimani
PGC Venice

Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Private Collections

Courtesy of Casa dei Tre Oci Venice

Casa dei Tre Oci



Courtesy of Al Covo

Al Covo


Courtesy of Antiche Carampane

Antiche Carampane


Courtesy of Cantinone Già Schiavi
Courtesy of CoVino



Courtesy of Estro
Courtesy of La Mascareta

La Mascareta


MET Restaurant, Hotel Metropole. Venice. © Matteo Carassale

Met Restaurant


Cortesy of Ostaria da Rioba

Da Rioba


Courtesy of Anice Stellato

Anice Stellato


Osteria di Santa Marina

Santa Marina


Courtesy of Osteria La Corte Sconta

La Corte Sconta


Courtesy of Pensione Wildner

Pensione Wildner