Swiss Arts Council
T +41 44 267 71 71
F +41 44 267 71 06
Project Management Biennials
Head of Visual Arts: Madeleine Schuppli, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Leader – Venice Biennials: Sandi Paucic, email@example.com
Project Manager – Venice Biennials: Rachele Giudici Legittimo, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant – Venice Biennials: Anita Magni amagni@prohelvetia. ch
Switzerland: Lisa Stadler, Communication and Media Relations, Pro Helvetia,
International: Zeynep Seyhun, Pickles PR,
, +39 349 0034359
Jacqueline Wolf (Local Coordinator)
Tommaso Rava (Pavilion Manager)
Alvise Draghi (Pavilion Architect)
Access in Venice
The Venice Biennale takes place primarily in two venues: the Arsenale and the Giardini della Biennale, and across Venice in various off-site locations. The walking distance between the two main venues is about 10 minutes.
The Swiss Pavilion is located in the Giardini, just around the corner from the main entrance.
Giardini della Biennale
It can be accessed by Vaporetto to the stop ‘Giardini’.
Lines 1, 2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6, 8, N
The Salon Suisse takes place at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi.
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
It can be accessed by Vaporetto to the stop ‘Zattere’.
Lines 2, 5.1, 5.2, 6, 8, 10, 16
Alilaguna Linea Blu [airport boat]
Nominations for the Biennials
Pro Helvetia appoints juries consisting of five specialists for contemporary art and five specialists for contemporary architecture, respectively. Those chosen remain jury members for two Biennale editions. The juries propose the Swiss contribution on behalf of the Director of Pro Helvetia, who makes the final nomination. Spontaneous applications for a Biennale project will not be considered.
The members of the Juries for the Biennials are appointed for the duration of four years. The current members are:
Biennials Jury Architecture (2018)
Marco Bakker, Architect at Bakker & Blanc architectes, Lausanne and Zurich, and Prof. EPFL ENAC
Francesco Buzzi, Architectural Director at Buzzi studio d'architettura, Locarno
Irina Davidovici, Architect and Academic Researcher, ETH Zurich
Céline Guibat, Architect EPF SIA, mijong architecture design, Sion and Zurich
Isa Stürm, Architect at Isa Stürm Urs Wolf SA, Zurich
Biennials Jury Art (2019)
Jacqueline Uhlmann, Head of Fair Management and Communication at LISTE Art Fair Basel
Laurence Bonvin, Artist
Balthazar Lovay, Director Fri Art, Fribourg
Michele Robecchi, Writer and curator
Christina Végh, Director Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover
Biennials Jury Architecture (2020, now 2021)
Céline Guibat, Architect, EPFL, SIA, Zurich, Sion
Anna Hohler, Architecture critic, UNIL, SIA, Lausanne
Verena Konrad, Architecture curator, Vorarlberg
Lukas Meyer, Architect, ETH, FAS, Bellinzona
Rob Wilson, Architecture editor, The architects’ journal, London UK
Biennials Jury Art (2021, now 2022)
Laurence Bonvin, Artist
Riccardo Lisi, Curator la Rada and art critic, Locarno
Federica Martini, Art historian, Professor at édhéa Sierre, curator
Yvette Mutumba, Art historian, Editor at Contemporary And (Berlin), Curator
Rein Wolfs, Director of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Members of previous Biennials Juries: Silvie Defraoui, artist; Peter Fischli, artist; Beatrice Galilee, curator and critic; Katya García-Antón, curator; Simona Martinoli, art and architecture historian; Arthur de Pury, curator; Philippe Rahm, architect (chairman); Peter Schneemann, art historian.