The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) invites Expressions of Interest for the role of Creative Director for the Australian exhibition at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. The Venice Biennale is the premier architectural forum in the world.

The exhibition will showcase Australian architectural thinking, culture and design, and should communicate a rich and engaging story about architecture and the Australian built environment to an international audience.

Australia’s representation in Venice presents an opportunity to showcase the highest levels of thought, research and design in Australian architectural culture. With the opening of the new Australian pavilion in the Giardini, the spotlight will be firmly on Australia and its architecture.

The Creative Director, or curatorial team, is the key creative intellect of each Biennale. On behalf of the Institute, the Venice Biennale Committee is responsible for the selection of the Creative Director/s. For 2016, the Committee seeks a powerful idea that reveals the uniqueness of Australian architecture in a captivating and inspirational way.

Expressions of Interest for the role of the 2016 Creative Director are now open, with submissions closing 29th January 2015.

Submission requirements are detailed online at