Exhibition dates 26 May – 24th August. 2018

Location: JanKossen contemporary gallery space, and Arte Ponte HQ located at Palazzo Corner Spinelli, San Marco 3877 Venice Italy

Deadline for application:
1st Round of Applications closed October 10th, 2017
2nd Round of Applications close November 10th, 2017

Successful applicants are notified 20th of October and 20th of November respectively.


An international photography group show held in Palazzo Corner Spinelli during the 16th Venice Biennale. Artists are invited to present their view of the world, re-interpretation architecture today.

During the upcoming 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture, photographers are invited to send in their proposals for the exhibition on the theme „ARCHITECTURE CAPTURED“ to be held during the 2018 Venice Biennale, in Palazzo Corner Spinelli a 15th-century palace located on the Grand Canal.

For more information about the theme, visit For a PDF of the curatorial vision, email 

Online application



– Any photography using any method, with the theme of „Architecture“.
– Only one work will be selected from each photographer.
– All work must be professional framed when submitted. Otherwise the work will not be installed. Guidelines are provided upon acceptance.
– Sizes are fixed. Photographers may submit the following sizes:

11 x 14 inches (28cm x 35.5cm aprox.)
16 x 20 inches (40cm x 50cm aprox.)
24 x 36 inches (60cm x 92cm aprox.)

– A flat unpacking/install/re-packing service fee is charged €65 upon successful acceptance.

– No Exhibition fees will be charged. However, photographers are responsible for the shipping and collection of their artwork before and after the exhibition.

To apply, please fill in the below form, and finalize with payment of USD 120.- application fee for a min. of three images. You can submit up to 5 images.

Selected artists are based on previous exhibition history and the strength of their curatorial proposal for the project. Open to all artists working in photography. The aim will however be, to curate an experience that will avoid “labeling” artists geographically, but rather have the artworks speak for themselves.

About the Palazzo

The palace was commissioned in the late 15th century by the aristocratic Lando Family, and built on designs by Mauro Codussi, (1440–1504)  an Italian architect of the early-Renaissance.  He was one of the first to bring the classical style of the early renaissance to Venice to replace the prevalent Gothic style.  The present façade is a perfect example, of the Renaissance geometric style designed by Codussi between 1497 and 1500. In the 16th century, the new owners, the Corner family asked Michele Sanmicheli to reconstruct the interior.

The Main Floor ‘Piano Nobile’ is divided by a hallway entrance, and three grand rooms that reflect the classic type of Venetian palaces of the sixteenth century: some ancient frescoes and stucco still intact, rooms are joined by a large balcony overlooking the Grand Canal.

There are six rooms, all painted and adorned with significant antique stucco and spectacular terrazzo floors suited perfectly to an art exhibition those entrances from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

The last word

The exhibitions shall make a meaningful contribution to the program of during 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018 not only because of its high artistic quality, experimental methodology and innovative public programming but also since it engages the largest and most rapidly developing regions of the world that have historically been unrepresented as a common platform at the Venice Biennale.


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