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Yasser Elsheshtawy to Curate UAE Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale

Yasser Elsheshtawy to Curate UAE Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale
Yasser Elsheshtawy to Curate UAE Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale, "Lest We Forget" - UAE's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh
"Lest We Forget" - UAE's Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014. Image © Nico Saieh

UAEU professor Yasser Elsheshtawy has been appointed to curate the United Arab Emirates' participation at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Elsheshtawy plans to work with a group of selected interns on an exhibition that will reflect the UAE's contribution to the advancement of architecture and culture. A theme for the exhibition has yet to be announced.

“It is an honor to be asked to represent the UAE at the Venice Biennale," said Yasser Elsheshtawy. "The urban landscape of the UAE is notable for its humane aspect as well as unrivaled technical achievement, resulting in a truly memorable architectural environment. Developing a curatorial vision for the Biennale platform is both challenging and rewarding, and I hope to successfully share the unique characteristics of the UAE’s architecture and culture on the world stage.”

Applications for the UAE Pavilion's 2016 internship program are now being accepted. To apply, applicants must be over 21 years of age and long-term residents of the UAE. Learn more, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Yasser Elsheshtawy to Curate UAE Pavilion at 2016 Venice Biennale" 22 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775875/yasser-elsheshtawy-to-curate-uae-pavilion-at-2016-venice-biennale/> ISSN 0719-8884

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