2015 UABB Chief Curator Wanted!


Dated from 2005, Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture (Hong Kong has been invited since 2007, and it was renamed as Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture, “UABB” in short) is the only urban\urbanism-themed international biennale in the world. It facilitates communication and discusses of urbanism and urban problems.

Ever since the first biennale, Shenzhen Biennale has been innovative and open. The first Shenzhen Biennale was curated by the globally influential architect Yung Ho Chang under the theme “City: Open Door!”, and laid the foundation of the Biennale's multi-disciplinary urban life discussion strategy; The second biennale invited Hong Kong, established a new bi-city interactive biennale model, and discussed urban architecture life cycle and reutilizing strategies under the theme “City Expiration and Regeneration”; The “City Mobilization”-themed third biennale extended its profession coverage, invited artist to curate, and mobilized a wide range of professionals to participate in; The fourth biennale broke the limitation of curator nationality, invited the best professionals in the world, and improved the exhibition's quality under the theme “Architecture creates cities. Cities create architecture.” In the fifth biennale, Shenzhen and Hong Kong collected curatorial plans under the same theme “Urban Border” together, and integrated the exhibition as a public education platform not only for professionals, but also for public.

UABB has already held in Shenzhen and Hong Kong for five editions. With about 770 pieces of excellent exhibits and 310 activities, UABB has attracted over 860 thousand visitors worldwide. UABB takes full advantage of multi-media, such as design, image, installations, drama, public art, monographic study and discussion, and reveals different aspects of the progress of urbanization and human habitation of Shenzhen, Hong Kong, China and worldwide.

The biennale lead to an art consumption with content, innovation, and knowledge. While providing more public activities for the citizens, the exhibition activated old buildings and venues, created urban public spaces, and improved urban living quality.

Each biennale makes every effort to innovate and break through. After almost a decade's development, the exhibition is operating on higher levels and more influential. The fifth UABB was honored as an international exhibition comparable with the 100-year Venice Biennale by the press and the public.

2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen) will continue and further strengthen the fixed theme orientation “Urbanism and Urbanization”. And now, the 2015 chief curator position is open to applicants from all the relevant industries around the world.

Chief curator of UABB(Shenzhen) should: 1. possess general knowledge of Shenzhen/China in the aspect of city development, urbanization, etc; 2. have professional background of Urban Planning, Urban Design, Landscape , Architecture.; 3. have achievement and influence in the architecture/arts field and the society; 4. have both china and international exhibition curatorial experience; 5. be professional and innovative; 6. own abundant integrated resources, (e.g., capability to invite top professionals, well-established relationships with sponsors/press, etc.); 7. establish a team to work with biennale committee office in regards of exhibition coordination, promotion, publication, related administrative affairs, etc.

To submit the application, please try as follows:

(1) Now you can log in to the official UABB website to download the “INVITATION FOR CHIEF CURATOR OF 2015 URBANISM﹨ARCHITECTURE BI-CITY BIENNALE (SHENZHEN)” and” Curator Application Form” or contact the Organizing Committee Office for related documents.

(2) Please submit all application materials to the Organizing Committee before August 18th 2014.



[Download: "Curator Application Form"]


Welcome to join the 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen); We are looking forward to your exciting curatorial proposals!

To obtain relevant documents and consult information about UABB, please contact:
Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Organizing Committee Office

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