Venice Biennale 2012: Venezuela Pavilion

© Nico Saieh

’s participation at the 13th Venice Biennale is presented through a series of reflections about the urban situation – the city of the 21st century.

La ciudad socializante vs la ciudad alienante is aimed for the general audience, not just the architects, presenting a series of graphic-chromatic notes and sketches by Domenico Silvestro, who was very kind and showed us the pavilion. You can see him on the photos below.

© Nico Saieh

“I would like to use the strong tensions and primary colors present in the graphic gesture of those sketches to draw attention to and generate interest in the city’s problematic aspects.”

“This group of graphic gestures does not aim to set the image of the new city or the city of the future, but simply to make these fleeting, intuitive, emotionally charged references available to anyone who visits so that they might build on their own vision of the city we would all like to have.”

© Nico Saieh

The exhibit also displays a video testimonial of construction workers in Venezuela projected over a series of white cubes.

Domenico Silvestro at the Venezuela pavilion © Nico Saieh
Cite: Basulto, David. "Venice Biennale 2012: Venezuela Pavilion" 28 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • Ricardo Amaya

    muy bieno! saludos de Orlando FL.