With the submission of "Reparation: Architecture of Action and Everyday Experiences," Chilean architect Emilio Marín will curate the Chilean exhibit at this year's Biennale of Venice, as announced by a spokesperson for the Ministry of Culture, Art, and Heritage.
The exhibit, illustrating the past and future of the Jose Maria Caro neighborhood of Santiago, Chile, will be Chile's entry into the international architectural competition. Other members of Marin's team include Rodrigo Sepúlveda as co-curator, artist Pablo Ferrer, historian Juan Radic, graphic designer María Gracia Fernández, architect Pablo Brugnoli in stage setup and Victoria Campino in lighting.
The panel of judges determined that the project was a "clear and coherent visual translation of experiences and stories that went beyond the individual and unified the collective." Cristóbal Molina, the architectural coordinator for the Chile exhibit at the Biennale, stated that the project "came from a place of action that differed from previous entries in that it forged interdisciplinary connections and involved the community at large, an accurate representation of the times we live in."
Among the 10 first round finalists , architect Amarí Peliowski won second place with her project "The Naked Lunch," while third place went to "Resting Together, Vacation for Everyone" by Macarena Cortés. First honorable mention went to "The Santiago Theory" by Francisco Díaz and second honorable mention went to Pablo Altikes for "Echoes of Water."
The panel of judges consisted of Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral (Cabinet of Architecture), Spanish architect Moisés Puente (Editorial Gustavo Gili), with nationals Cecilia Puga, Fernando Pérez Oyarzún, Enrique Walker, Alejandra Celedón (representing the Architect's Association) and Cazú Zegers (representative for the contestants).
Via the Chilean Ministry of Culture, Art, and Heritage. Follow our coverage of the Venice Biennale 2021