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The British Pavilion

The Venice Biennale has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world since the Art Biennale was inaugurated in 1895. A dedicated Architecture Biennale was established in 1980 and has gradually established its own identity running in alternate years to the Art Biennale. The 2012 Architecture Biennale attracted around 180,000 international visitors, giving a vital platform to architectural practice and the key related issues of society and space.

Since 1937, the British Council has managed the British Pavilion and has taken responsibility for the British representation at the biennale. While the exact model differs for each biennale, the curatorial team is appointed on the advice of a selection committee made up of prominent figures from the world of art, architecture, engineering and design. 

Alongside the national pavilion, the British Council also supports independent exhibitions from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which are not part of the official pavilions but that hold events across Venice during the biennale. You can explore the rich history of the British Pavilion from 1895 to the present on our British Pavilion in Venice website.

11 October 2018

ISLAND Discussion at London College of Communication

ISLAND Discussion at London College of Communication © CULTURE SHOCK

© CULTURE SHOCK

9 August 2018

Alternate Languages at the British Pavilion

Alternate Languages at the British Pavilion

9 July 2018

Design brief: Create a flag for your own Island

Design brief: Create a flag for your own Island © Its Nice That

© Its Nice That

26 May 2018

ISLAND Awarded Special Mention

ISLAND Awarded Special Mention  Jacopo Salvi, courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

Jacopo Salvi, courtesy La Biennale di Venezia

25 May 2018

Take a tour of ISLAND at the British Pavilion

Take a tour of ISLAND at the British Pavilion

24 May 2018

ISLAND opens at the British Pavilion

ISLAND opens at the British Pavilion Helene Binet

Helene Binet

6 March 2018

Island at the British Pavilion in Venice

Island at the British Pavilion in Venice © John Morgan Studio for British Council

© John Morgan Studio for British Council

26 February 2018

UK in Venice 2018: Call for exhibitor details

UK in Venice 2018: Call for exhibitor details

29 September 2017

Winning team for the British Pavilion 2018

Winning team for the British Pavilion 2018  © LUCIA SCERANKOVA

© LUCIA SCERANKOVA

31 July 2017

2018 British Pavilion Selection Panel Announced

2018 British Pavilion Selection Panel Announced Cristiano Corte

Cristiano Corte

24 July 2017

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 FAQ

Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 FAQ Cristiano Corte

Cristiano Corte

13 July 2017

Open Call: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Open Call: Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

9 June 2017

New Job Opportunity: Senior Project Manager Venice

New Job Opportunity: Senior Project Manager Venice Exterior, 'Home Economics', Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 © Cristiano Corte

Exterior, 'Home Economics', Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 © Cristiano Corte

15 December 2016

ADF 2016 Highlights

ADF 2016 Highlights © CRISTIANO CORTE

© CRISTIANO CORTE

15 December 2016

Home Economics Roundup

Home Economics Roundup © Cristiano Corte

© Cristiano Corte

21 October 2016

What is the Future of Domestic Life?

What is the Future of Domestic Life?

2 August 2016

La Biennale di Venezia: August events

La Biennale di Venezia: August events Cristiano Corte

Cristiano Corte

2 August 2016

Beauty and Judgment: Venice Roundtable Discussion

Beauty and Judgment: Venice Roundtable Discussion Via Appia and Via Ardeatina from Le Antichita Romane, 1756; Giovanni Battista Prinanesi;  © Harvard Arts Museums

Via Appia and Via Ardeatina from Le Antichita Romane, 1756; Giovanni Battista Prinanesi; © Harvard Arts Museums

2 August 2016

Imagining the Future: Venice Talk

Imagining the Future: Venice Talk Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson

Imaginary Cities by Darran Anderson

1 August 2016

Home Economics Book Launch

Home Economics Book Launch © The Spaces

© The Spaces

5 July 2016

Podcasts: Live from Home Economics

Podcasts: Live from Home Economics © Cristiano Corte

© Cristiano Corte

13 June 2016

How We Live Now: Guardian Cities Film Series

How We Live Now: Guardian Cities Film Series © THE GUARDIAN

© THE GUARDIAN

3 June 2016

Take a Tour of Home Economics

Take a Tour of Home Economics © Cristiano Corte

© Cristiano Corte

1 June 2016

Home Economics Opens at the British Pavilion

Home Economics Opens at the British Pavilion © Cristiano Corte

© Cristiano Corte

27 May 2016

Hesselbrand on DECADES for Home Economics

Hesselbrand on DECADES for Home Economics © HOME ECONOMICS #10, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

© HOME ECONOMICS #10, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

25 May 2016

Julia King on YEARS for Home Economics

Julia King on YEARS for Home Economics © HOME ECONOMICS #4, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

© HOME ECONOMICS #4, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

23 May 2016

Dogma and Black Square on MONTHS for Home Economics

Dogma and Black Square on MONTHS for Home Economics © HOME ECONOMICS #12, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

© HOME ECONOMICS #12, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

19 May 2016

åyr on DAYS for Home Economics

åyr on DAYS for Home Economics © HOME ECONOMICS #16, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

© HOME ECONOMICS #16, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

17 May 2016

Jack Self on HOURS for Home Economics

Jack Self on HOURS for Home Economics © HOME ECONOMICS #9, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

© HOME ECONOMICS #9, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

12 May 2016

Shumi Bose on the Collaborators for Home Economics

Shumi Bose on the Collaborators for Home Economics © HOME ECONOMICS #5, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016

© HOME ECONOMICS #5, 210X297MM, OK-RM AND MATTHIEU LAVANCHY, 2016