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Open Call: Chief Curator for 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Open Call: Chief Curator for 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale
Open Call: Chief Curator for 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale

The Lisbon Architecture Triennale seeks a Chief Curator or Curatorial Team for its fifth international edition, to be held in Lisbon (Portugal) from October to December 2019.

We welcome applications from individuals or collectives of any nationality and country of residence, provided that the curatorial team includes one resident in mainland Portugal to respond to the organization. The curatorial proposal may be submitted in the Triennale’s official languages, Portuguese and English, or in Spanish or French.

Materials to be submitted online:

  • Conceptual and thematic curatorial proposal;
  • Short biography and curriculum vitae of the candidate (individual or as a collective);
  • Short biographies of all elements of the curatorial team. 

The selection criteria include aspects such as originality of the proposal, relevance of the theme, suitability for the Triennale’s goals, the structure and nature of the curatorial team, and the candidates' past experience. The organization will not publicly disclose any applicants’ names nor their applications' content, with the exception of the selected candidate. The Lisbon Architecture Triennale will offer a total of €60,000 in fees for the selected curatorial team (taxes included).

The jury: The selection committee is composed of the Board of Directors of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale Association and the Chief Curator of the fourth edition: José Mateus (Chairman); Nuno Sampaio (Vice-Chairman); Dalila Rodrigues; José Manuel dos Santos; Paulo Serôdio Lopes; Pedro Araújo e Sá; Manuel Henriques (Deputy Director) and André Tavares (Chief Curator of The Form of Form).

About the Organization: The Lisbon Architecture Triennale is a non-profit association whose mission is to examine, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination of architecture across geographic and disciplinary boundaries.

The Form of Form – the fourth and current edition of Lisbon Architecture Triennale – will celebrate its closing week from 7–12 December.

In addition to its main event, the Triennale also organizes an architecture conference cycle entitled Critical Distance, which puts practicing architects or architecture-related professionals onstage together with critics, journalists and curators to debate the lecturers’ work in front of a participating audience. Furthermore, it also organizes Open House Lisboa, opening the doors of the city’s most prominent architectural monuments for one weekend per year. From its headquarters in an 18th century Palace, the Lisbon Triennale organizes and hosts a range of other events that constitute the palace’s cultural programming.

Each edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale is distinguished with the High Patronage of His Excellency the President of the Portuguese Republic. The Triennale has enjoyed the status of Public Utility since 2013.

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Cite: Baratto, Romullo. "Open Call: Chief Curator for 2019 Lisbon Architecture Triennale" [Trienal de Lisboa abre chamada para curadores da edição de 2019] 01 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. (Trans. Helm, Joanna) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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