2014 VENICE BIENNALE
I am very honored and pleased to announce that Animal Architecture has been invited to mount an exhibition organized by the Global Arts Affairs Foundation in Venice during the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennial. This is an amazing opportunity for Animal Architecture, our award winning projects and cross-species design in general. But I need your help to get us there. Starting now Animal Architecture is embarking on a two phased campaign to raise just over $30,000 to mount the show, cover expenses, transportation, and supplies. We need to raise the first half fast, by January 9th; the second by June. With your help we can do this and make a significant step for cross-species design collaborations.
For the months of June through November 2014 Animal Architecture will mount and exhibit the 2011 and 2012 Award Winning projects for the Animal Architecture Awards in Venice during the Venice Biennial. The awards will be displayed within the a selected gallery space at either the Palazzo Bembo or the Palazzo Mora (exact location to be determined) and organized and installed by staff hired by the Global Arts Alliance Foundation. This venue is a recognized and established arts venue associate with the Biennale. Each award winning entry will be mounted and displayed in a consistent manner and (hopefully) accompanied by a built model or prototype, depending on the project. Additionally, Animal Architecture will curate and install a one-of-a-kind installation in the gallery space that will visualize the presence and activity of birds in the urban areas of Venice. The exhibition, focusing on Animal inclusion in the built environment, will be the first ever of its kind to be exhibited in Europe and only the second in the world to the 2011 show at our very own ArCH.
Founder and Director, Animal Architecture
I am sorry to say that we have regrettably not met our fundraising goal for the 2014 Venice Biennale. There was an amazing amount of support from you and the outside community for which I am deeply grateful – but it was not enough. I feel strongly that given more time we would have met our mark for certain. But the holiday season combined with a very short fundraising period resulted in next-to-impossible fundraising circumstances.
Thanks again for your support of the project and believing in the exhibition. We made an incredible push and we’ll try again next time!