For the Saudi Pavilion, we are looking for innovative proposals that explore the freedom of architecture. The aim of this competition is to encourage architects and designers to question, review, and challenge how we engage with the space we occupy.

Following on from the overarching Biennale theme of Freespace, we invite submissions that consider the Venice Architecture Biennale as a forum to consider the need to Un/Design and dismiss the formality of the design process, allowing room for accidental collisions to occur that result in an organic exchange between elements in space.

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About the Misk Art Institute

The Misk Art Institute is a new cultural organization established under the MiSK Foundation, which was founded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Under the leadership of pioneering Saudi artist, Ahmed Mater, the institute aims to establish Saudi Arabia’s leading platform for grassroots cultural production, diplomacy and exchange. These include an international exhibitions program, artist-led communications and an arts education program aimed at schools and universities across Saudi Arabia.