Lesley Lokko, appointed curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

Lesley Lokko, appointed curator of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023


Photo: Murdo Macleod. La Biennale di Venezia

The Board of La Biennale di Venezia met on Tuesday, December 14th and, upon the recommendation of President Roberto Cicutto, appointed Lesley Lokko as Director of the Architecture Sector, with the specific task of curating the 18th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2023.

The Exhibition will be held from Saturday 20 May to Sunday 26 November, 2023 (pre-opening May 18 and 19).

Lesley Lokko (Ghana/Scotland) is an architectural academic, educator and best-selling novelist.

She is the founder and director of the African Futures Institute, established in Accra, Ghana, in 2020 as a postgraduate school of architecture and public events platform. In 2015 she founded the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Johannesburg.

She has taught in the UK, in the US, Europe, Australia and Africa (the Bartlett School of Architecture, Kingston University and London Metropolitan University in London; Iowa State University and University of Illinois at Chicago in the USA; University of Johannesburg and University of Cape Town in South Africa; and UTS in Sydney, Australia).

She is the recipient of a number of awards for contributions to architectural education, among them: the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Education 2020; the AR Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for Contributions to Architecture 2021...

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