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The numbers for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition
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The numbers for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition

Announced by president Cicutto during the press conference held on 20 May in Venice.

Biennale Architettura 2021

The press conference of the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia was held today in Venice, at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, on the second day of the preview dedicated to journalists and participants (the preview is being held from May 19th to 21st).

The Exhibition, titled How will we live together? will open to the public on Saturday May 22ndthrough Sunday November 21st 2021, at the Giardini, the Arsenale and Forte Marghera, and includes works by 112 participants from 46 countries, with a larger delegation from Africa, Latin America and Asia, and an ample participation of women. The inauguration ceremony will be held online Saturday May 22nd.

The President of La Biennale di Venezia, Roberto Cicutto, and the curator Hashim Sarkis both spoke at the press conference.

Numbers for the 17th Exhibition

In his introductory remarks, President Cicutto cited some figures relative to the Exhibition, which bear witness to the significant results achieved to date:

7,000 accredited visitors at the preview 19-21 May
of which
2,500 from abroad

1,100 accredited journalists
of which
600 Italian
500 international

5,500 tickets sold online to date
of which
75% in Italy
25% abroad

61 National Participations (with Grenada, Iraq, Uzbekistan participating in the Biennale Architettura for the first time)
of which,
27 at the Giardini (closed and not participating Czech Republic and Venezuela)
23 at the Arsenale (China, Kuwait and Peru will be ready in June)
11 in Venice
The Italian Pavilion at the Tese delle Vergini in the Arsenale, supported and promoted by the Ministry of Culture, General Direction for Contemporary Creativity, is curated by Alessandro Melis who presents Comunità resilienti

17 Collateral Events in Venice

112 participating firms
of which,

Europe: 55 (2 from Italy)
9 UK
9 Netherlands
9 Switzerland
7 France
5 Germany
4 Spain
2 Italy
2 Greece
1 Belgium
1 Austria
1 Denmark
1 Norway
1 Czech Republic
1 Portugal
1 Finland
1 Slovenia

America: 43 (29 from USA and 11 from South America)
29 USA
4 Brazil
2 Chile
2 Canada
1 Colombia
1 República Bolivariana de Venezuela
1 Argentina
1 Mexico
1 Ecuador
1 Peru

Africa: 7
2 Kenya
1 Angola
1 Nigeria
1 Cape Verde
1 Niger
1 South Africa

Asia: 12
2 Palestine
1 Armenia
1 Jordan
1 Turkey
1 Israel
1 Lebanon
1 People’s Republic of China
1 Japan
1 Korea
1 Taiwan
1 Hong Kong
1 Australia

Arab Countries: 5
Lebanon
Kuwait
Bahrain
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia

79 Institutions participating in the Biennale Sessions (project dedicated to Universities, Academies and Higher Learning Institutes)
of which:
26 Italian and 53 foreign (including 35 European institutions and 18 non-European)


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