The Curators Collective (CC) founded by Hae-Won Shin, curator of the Korean pavilion 2021, is a coalition of National Pavilion Curators formed in relation to the 17th Venice Biennale Architettura (2020). In preparation for that exhibition at the height of the global pandemic, curators from across the globe gathered for the first CC meeting and confirmed their shared interest in turning the Biennale’s postponement into an opportunity to express greater solidarity among architectural practitioners worldwide. In keeping with this spirit of privileging open-ended process over product, CC meetings are evolving into an ongoing dialogue and exploration of collaborative possibilities for the 2023 Biennale and beyond.
Since the initial dialogues in 2020, the CC has met regularly as a body of 51 countries. The shared goal is to investigate new avenues for fulfilling the Biennale’s potential as a platform for synergistic and accessible collaboration more suited to the challenges we collectively face in this pandemic age.
As Shin notes: “The Curators Collective opens up a new kind of space for engagement between Curators and Commissioners of all Participating Countries bridging social, geographical and linguistic divides. "
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