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Dominican (Republic)


Commissioner: Carmen Heredia de Guerrero, Minister of Culture Dominican Republic
Curator: Roberta Semeraro
Exhibitor: Lidia León Cabral, and Alex Martínez Suárez, Jesús D’Alessandro, Juan Miguel Pérez, Julia Vicioso, Orisell Medina-Lagrange, Traza_do (Collective of architects Melisa Vargas, Rafael Selman, Dante Luna, Javier Pérez, José Marion-Landais Alejandro Marranzini,Carlos Aguilar, Keith Thomas, Laura Troncoso, Liza Ortega, Santiago Camarena, Yaqui Núñez), Michelle Valdez, Shaney Peña Gómez, Mizoocky Mota, Yomayra Martinó, Carmen Ortega, Ching Ling Ho, Sara Hermann, Virginia Flores-Sasso, Elia Mariel Martínez, Lissette Gil, Romina Santroni, Maribel Villalona

Venue: St. George’s Anglican Church, Campo San Vio, Dorsoduro



Conexión is not only an interior architecture project created for St George’s Church, but also a concrete example of architecture that supports and encourages a state of coexistence between individuals in the space.
Coexistence, understood as the connections between human beings, is a fundamental theme for LiLeón. Her focus on the Wabi Sabi concept of beauty in decay led her to design a kind of garden inside the church, with leaves falling to the ground or drifting slowly upwards towards the sky. The design was created by leaving numerous fragments of tobacco leaves on the panels to dry, connecting the work to the Caribbean landscape. This connection between the earthly and spiritual realms through the movement of the leaves urges the community towards a greater sense of responsibility for collective spaces and their preservation for future generations.

Biennale Sneak Peek

Image 1 – How will we live together?
Conexión, Dominican Republic Pavilion.
We will live together connecting with each other and with our planet, our common house. Working together with awareness and creativity, praying for the healing of humanity.
Photo: Domingo Batista, Landscape


Image 2 – Sneak peek of the project
Conexión is an example of how architecture can encourage peaceful coexistence between individuals in a common space.
A space where to rethink collectivity’s shapes and critically review experiences connected to the territory to improve quality of life.
Photo: Luis Nova, Conexión

Venezia, Dorsoduro 729/A
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