The highly-anticipated jury members of the Venice Biennale 2018 have been announced by the board of directors of La Biennale di Venezia, aided by recommendation from 2018 curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects.
The jury is responsible for awarding the Golden Lion for Best National Participation, the Golden Lion for Best Participant in the International Exhibition, Freespace, and the Silver Lion for a Promising Young Participant in the International Exhibition, Freespace. They will also award one special mention to National Participations and two special mentions to the participants in the International Exhibition category.
The jury consists of the following members:
Frank Barkow (US), founder and partner at Barkow Leibinger in Berlin. Wearing different hats as an educator, researcher, and practicing architect, Barkow has been a professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture, having recently taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Sofia Von Ellrichshausen (Argentina) is an architect, artist, and educator. She co-founded the art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen in 2002. Based in Concepcion, Chile, she she co-curated the Chilean Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale.
Kate Goodwin (Australia), head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, she has overseen a programme of exhibitions, events, displays, and initiatives at the Academy, championing discussions about the intersection between art and architecture.
Patricia Patkau, of Canada-based Patkau Architects, an alum of the Yale School of Architecture, has combined her time in practice with the role of Professor Emerita at the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, where she taught for over 20 years.
Pier Paolo Tamburelli is a Milan-based architect, writer, and editor of San Rocco magazine. After pursuing academic interests at the University of Genoa and the Berlage Institute Rotterdam, Tamburelli co-founded the Baukuh studio in 2004.
Photo: Andrea Avezzu