The International Architecture Exhibition has been organised in Venice since 1980. It alternates with the International Art Exhibition, which was established in 1895. The architecture exhibition has developed into the most esteemed international arena for showcasing architecture, with over a quarter of a million visitors in the last edition, in 2016. This year the exhibition will open to the public on 26 May 2018 and remain open for six months until 25 November 2018.
The curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition are Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects and the theme is ‘Freespace’. In 2018, Archinfo Finland is for the first time in charge of Finland’s presentation at the Venice Biennale.