Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner were selected to curate the United States pavilion for the 17th edition of the Venice Biennale. With a proposal entitled “American Framing”, the architects will try to respond to the general theme of “How will we live together?”. The 2020 biennale that takes place from May 23till November 29, in Venice, Italy, revolves this year around Artistic Director Hashim Sarkis’ coexistence subject. The final selection for the curators of the U.S. pavilion was made after a competition, where Paul Andersen and Paul Preissner won the open call. Both Associate Professors of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the institution responsible for organizing the exhibition of the United States Pavilion in the biennale, Paul Andersen is the director of an independent architecture studio and Paul Preissner runs his eponym firm.
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