Invitation for vernissage / Opening ceremonies
The Philippine Pavilion in the 15 th International Architecture Exhibition officially opened
on May 27, 2016. It followed the country’s successful return to the Art Biennale in 2015.
Senator Loren Legarda, the visionary behind the Philippines’ participation in the Venice
Biennale led the vernissage together with Leandro Y. Locsin, Jr., the curatorial team,
and participating artists and architects.
Philippine Ambassador to Italy, Hon. Domingo Nolasco represented the Department of
Foreign Affairs (DFA), and Ms. Adelina Suemith represented NCCA Chairman Felipe de
Leon, Jr., the Commissioner of the Philippine Pavilion.
The Philippine Pavilion was included in the top 30 must-see events and exhibits of the
2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.