16th Venice Architecture Biennale

Arte Ponte is excited to announce a series of group exhibitions to take place during the Architecture Venice Biennale May – November 2018, at the Palazzo Corner Spinelli, a 15th century palace located on the Grand Canal.

16th Venice Architecture Biennale:Group photography exhibition


Exhibition dates 15th April- 20th June. 2018

Location: JanKossen contemporary gallery space, and Arte Ponte HQ located at Palazzo Corner Spinelli, San Marco 3877 Venice Italy


An international photography group show held in Palazzo Corner Spinelli during the 16th Venice Biennale. Artists are invited to present their view of the world, re-interpretation architecture today.

During the upcoming 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture, photographers are invited to send in their proposals for the exhibition on the theme “ARCHITECTURE CAPTURED” to be held during the 2018 Venice Biennale, in Palazzo Corner Spinelli a 15th-century palace located on the Grand Canal.

For more information about the theme, visit http://www.arteponte.info. For a PDF of the curatorial vision, email hello@arteponte.org. 

Online application



About the Palazzo

The palace was commissioned in the late 15th century by the aristocratic Lando Family, and built on designs by Mauro Codussi, (1440–1504)  an Italian architect of the early-Renaissance.  He was one of the first to bring the classical style of the early renaissance to Venice to replace the prevalent Gothic style.  The present façade is a perfect example, of the Renaissance geometric style designed by Codussi between 1497 and 1500. In the 16th century, the new owners, the Corner family asked Michele Sanmicheli to reconstruct the interior.

The Main Floor ‘Piano Nobile’ is divided by a hallway entrance, and three grand rooms that reflect the classic type of Venetian palaces of the sixteenth century: some ancient frescoes and stucco still intact, rooms are joined by a large balcony overlooking the Grand Canal.

There are six rooms, all painted and adorned with significant antique stucco and spectacular terrazzo floors suited perfectly to an art exhibition those entrances from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

The last word

The exhibitions shall make a meaningful contribution to the program of during 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018 not only because of its high artistic quality, experimental methodology and innovative public programming but also since it engages the largest and most rapidly developing regions of the world that have historically been unrepresented as a common platform at the Venice Biennale.

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