Curator: Kerem Piker
This year’s Turkish pavilion, titled Vardiya, offers a programme of public events and it provides an open space for exhibtion, production and encounters.
The pavilion provides a participatory platform for workshops, digital roundtable discussions and meetings.
Placing the study of architecture at the centre of the programme, Vardiya launched an open call for video responses to the questions: Why does the biennial exist?, What does the biennial do?, For whom does the biennial exist?. 452 students from 29 different countries and 70 cities from USA to China, India to Costa Rica applied for the project. 80% of the applicants were undergraduate students and 20% were graduate students; 70% of the applicants were female and 30% were male.
Out of these applicants, 122 international architecture students will be invited to visit the Pavilion of Turkey in weekly shifts as active producers of the evolving exhibition content.
- Turkey Pavilion 2018