Spanish Pavilion vs FOODSCAPES, at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

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TBA21 Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, and with the support of The European Climate Foundation + Fundación Arquia.
Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (MITMA).
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
Spain’s Public Agency for Cultural Action (AC/E).
May 20 to November 26, 2023.
At the 18th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia. Spanish Pavilion in Giardini, Venice, Italy.
Pedro Pegenaute, Claudio Franzini.

Manuel Ocaña

Manuel Ocaña. Born in Salamanca (Spain) in 1966, being transferred to in the same year to Madrid. Architect from Madrid Technical School of Architecture  (ETSAM), where he graduated in 1992, founded the practice Manuel Ocaña Architects in Madrid in 2000.

In addition to working as an architect, he has also worked as a road manager for a pop group from the 90s, as well as a steelworker, carpenter, and photographer. He has been an associate professor of architectural projects and a member of the Master Habilitation Committee at the Technical University of Madrid, where he has published books such as “Madrid Monumental: Exorcity”. He has also taught and served on juries at the European University, IE University, the School of Architecture at the University of Alicante, and PUCP in Lima, Peru. He has published his texts and projects in national and international architecture magazines. The Foundation of the Official College of Architects of Madrid has published a monograph on his work entitled "Risky Business", and the Coam-EA Cultural Foundation (Ediciones De Arquitectura) a compilation in the monograph "eXcepto 18".

Among his projects, the Santa Rita Geriatric Center in Ciudadela stands out, an assisted housing building configured on one floor with 60 rooms arranged in a clover shape that face a system of gardens, Ocaña de España, a controversial housing development with a dramatic scenography in Ocaña, Toledo, and the headquarters of Casa Mediterráneo in the former Benalúa station in Alicante (2010-2013). Ocaña also represented Spain at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia.

Eduardo Castillo-Vinuesa

Eduardo Castillo-Vinuesa is an antidisciplinary architect, curator, and researcher based in Madrid, Spain. He is Associate Professor of Projects at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM-UPM, where he is an active member of the research group ProLab and the educational innovation group Dispositivos Aglutinadores de Proyecto.

From 2017 to 2022 he was a member of the sub-directorate team of "Architecture", the centenary magazine of the Official College of Architects of Madrid (COAM). Since 2021 he has been the Artistic Director of Medialab Matadero, an institutional platform managed by the Madrid City Council that brings together artists, designers, researchers, thinkers, scientists, engineers, architects, public policy makers and many other agents to collaboratively address issues of social, technological and ecological relevance. Castillo-Vinuesa was also part of the first cohort of "The Terraforming," a design-research initiative of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design that explores the ecosystem implications of the Anthropocene for urbanism on a planetary scale.



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