Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans, curators of 2016 Spanish Pavilion

12/12/2015
Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans, curators of 2016 Spanish Pavilion
La Biennale di Venezia - 15th International Architecture Exhibition [Venice] Italy
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans, curators of 2016 Spanish Pavilion
The next curators for the Spanish Pavilion of the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture have just been announced. On this occasion, the process has been for the first time carried out through a contest to elect the candidate. The competition has resulted in the election of two winning candidates: the couple formed by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans. The remaining issues are currently the theme, structure and contents of the pavilion.

Iñaqui Carnicero (Madrid, 1973) y Carlos Quintans (Senande-Muxía, 1962) have been selected as co-curators of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Alejandro Aravena, the renowned Chilean architect, is the Director of this 15th International Exhibition, undertaking its curation following the Dutchman Rem Koolhaas and Kazuyo Sejima from Japan.

- Iñaqui Carnicero is an architect and a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, and has been recognized by numerous international awards such as the Design Vanguard Award, AIANY Housing Award, Emerging Architects Award, FAD and COAM Award.

- Carlos Quintans is Professor of the Department of Architectural School and director of A Coruna journal Tectonics, and an architect also recognized with awards such as COAG, FAD or at the Spanish Architecture Biennale.

These appointments are sponsored by Spain’s Ministry of Development, the ICEX, Foreign Affairs, the Higher Council of Architects and the bank of Arquia Foundation (formerly Safety Architects), among other public and private entities...read more