Shanghai’s Power Station of Art has appointed Spanish curator, architect and writer Andrés Jaque as the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale. In a statement, Jaque said that he plans to work with local groups and associations ‘to assemble different kinds of sensitivity and knowledge through art-making,’ and, thinking long-term, to consider ‘the legacy the Biennale leaves for the social tissues the city is constituted on’.
Andrés Jaque is the Director of Columbia University, Advanced Architectural Design Program. In 2013, he founded his own architectural practice, the Office for Political Innovation, which operates at the intersection of art, design, research and environmental practices. He has previously taught in Princeton University and UPM’s Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). He has been awarded the Frederick Kiesler Prize, the Silver Lion for the Best Project of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2018 Jaque cocurated Manifesta 12 in Palermo.
The 13th Shanghai Biennale will be held at the Power Station of Art from 13 November 2020 to 28 March 2021.
29 November 2019