From left: Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara Selected to Curate the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

The architectural design team of Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara has been selected to curate the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Farrell and McNamara, who are based in Dublin, were in the 2002 edition of the Biennale. For the 2012 Biennale, they were awarded the Silver Lion for their project plans for UTEC University’s campus in Lima, which were presented alongside the work of Paula Mendes da Rocha. Farrell and McNamara have designed and built many structures, such as the Parson’s Building for Trinity College, Dublin; the Dunshaughlin Civic Offices in Dunshaughlin, Ireland; and a new building for the Università Bocconi in Milan. They have been the recipients of numerous awards, including the RIBA International Award and the Irish Design Institute President’s Award, both in 2016.

Paolo Baratta, the Biennale president, said, “Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara . . . are well-known for the refinement of their work . . . and their ability to involve and fascinate new generations.” The Biennale will open on May 26, 2018, and run through November 25, 2018.