Venice Biennale 2018
SAIC at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago were selected by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to commission Dimensions of Citizenship at the US Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale. The biennale is a prestigious global exhibition that draws architects and artists from around the globe to examine the meaning of their practices. Dimensions of Citizenship challenges architects and designers to envision what it means to be a citizen today as critical contemporary issues expand conventional notions of citizenship.
The Venice Architecture Biennale runs through November 25, 2018.
News and Updates
June 11, 2018
Chicago magazine conducted a Q&A session with AIADO assistant professor Ann Lui, for her role as a curator for the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
June 4, 2018
Curbed reviewed the US Pavilion's exhibition, Dimensions of Citizenship, at the Venice Architectural Biennale calling it "a masterstroke."
May 25, 2018
Metropolis covered Studio Gang’s installation Stone Stories, helmed by Jeanne Gang (HON 2013) for the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale’s US Pavilion exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship.
May 24, 2018
The US Pavilion's exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship was included in Domus' list of "5 pavilions not to be missed."
May 23, 2018
Get a first look at the US Pavillion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale before its opening on Saturday, May 26.
April 12, 2018
This spring, 20 SAIC students bolstered their knowledge of curatorial approaches—how their work and critical positions intersect with questions of citizenship and its role within art and design.
March 13, 2018
Details of the seven facets of the US contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale for the exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship were announced at a press conference in New York on March 12.
March 2, 2018
Newcity released its 2018 "Design 50" issue, which recognizes the leading voices in Chicago design.
June 7, 2018
US Pavilion Presents Dimensions of Citizenship at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia
For the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, the US Pavilion, commissioned by SAIC and the University of Chicago, presents Dimensions of Citizenship.
April 12, 2018
Commissioners of the U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice Share Exhibition Details at Send-Off Event
Commissioner Mark Kelly, of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, joined School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) President Elissa Tenny and University of Chicago (UChicago) President Robert J. Zimmer at a sendoff Tuesday for the U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018, also known as the Venice Architecture Biennale.
March 12, 2018
U.S. Pavilion at Biennale Architettura 2018 Announces Details of Architects’ Projects for Dimensions of Citizenship
Chicago, March 13, 2018—The U.S. Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, commissioned by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and The University of Chicago (UChicago), today announced new details about the exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship. The exhibition’s curators have commissioned seven architecture practices to explore how citizenship may be defined, constructed, enacted, contested, or expressed in the built environment at seven different spatial scales.
December 14, 2017
U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale to Feature Film and Video Artworks That Expand the Exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship
Chicago, December 14, 2017—The curators of Dimensions of Citizenship, the U.S. Pavilion exhibition at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, today announced that they will present film and video works that explore multiple perspectives—narrative, speculative, or impressionistic—in the pavilion’s rotunda.
September 12, 2017
Chicago, September 12, 2017–The curatorial team for Dimensions of Citizenship, the exhibition that will represent the United States in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, today announced the architects, landscape architects, and designers who will create work for the show. The seven commissioned exhibitors are: