The Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018

The Japan Foundation is proud to organize Japan’s national participation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, held from May 26 through November 25, 2018. We are also delighted to announce that Momoyo Kaijima (Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba, Atelier Bow-Wow, ETHZ Professor of Architectural Behaviorology), has been selected as the curator of the Japan Pavilion.

Outline of the Biennale

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition
Director Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara
Venues Giardini di Castello, Arsenale, etc.
Dates Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, November 25, 2018
Official Website
The Japanese Pavilion
Theme Architectural Ethnography from Tokyo:Guidebooks and Projects on Livelihood
Curator Momoyo Kaijima
(Atelier Bow-Wow, Associate Professor at University of Tsukuba, ETHZ Professor of Architectural Behaviorology)
Curator Team ETHZ Studio Bow-Wow
Laurent Stalder (ETHZ Professor of Theory of Architecture, Director of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture)
Yu Iseki(Curator at Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito)
Organizer/ Commissioner The Japan Foundation

Press Release


The Japan Foundation
International Operations Section 2
Arts and Culture Dept.
Persons in charge: Sugie (Ms.), Ohira (Mr.)
E-mail: venezia.a@;
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