The Lisbon Architecture Triennale announces the appointment of Beatrice Galilee as its next Chief Curator. The 3rd edition will take place between October 2013 and January 2014 in the city of Lisbon – including satellite events in the city of Porto and an international venue.
Galilee, a London-based curator, writer, critic and lecturer of contemporary architecture and design, is the successful candidate of an international Open Call launched in Spring this year. The Triennale received an exceptional calibre of applications and proposals from around the world with extremely high standards of critical intelligence and originality. The jury, including Joseph Grima (Editor-in-chief of Domus magazine and former Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture), Beatriz Colomina (Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Ph.D. programme at the School of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity, Princeton University), José Mateus (President of Lisbon Architecture Triennale Association), Delfim Sardo (Critic, Curator and Chief Curator of the 2nd edition) and Manuel Henriques (Executive Director
of Lisbon Architecture Triennale) was unanimously convinced that Galilee’s proposal and profile stood out as exceptional in the context of the Triennale’s proposed objectives.
Galilee is the co-founder and director of The Gopher Hole, an exhibition and event space in London, and has been involved in several international curatorial projects, including curator at 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale in Korea, directed by Ai Wei Wei and Seung H-Sang and curator at 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennalein China directed by Ou Ning.
Two years before the event, Galilee will start working alongside the team of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale and the invited international co-curators on the concept for 2013. Under the objectives of examining plurality in contemporary spatial practice, the team will conceive exhibitions, publications, conferences, events, workshops, national and international competitions both for students and professionals as well as establish an international platform for the Triennale and Portuguese architecture.