La Biennale di Venezia
17. International Architecture Exhibition
29 August–29 November, 2020

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia will be open to the public from 29 August to 29 November 2020.

In 2020, the National Museum in Norway will have the curatorial and organisational responsibility for the exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion. The exhibition is commissioned jointly by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Sweden’s National Centre for Architecture and Design ArkDes and The National Museum of Norway.

For the exhibition, museums will work with the Norwegian architectural firm Helen & Hard. The project will relate to the concept by main curator Hashim Sarkis, How Will We Live Together?, which pertains to how architects can create new communities.

Helen & Hard was founded in 1996 in Stavanger by Norwegian architect Siv Helene Stangeland and Austrian architect Reinhard Kropf. The firm currently employs a staff of 26, and it is known for their innovative use of wood and experimental housing projects.