Research Pavilion: Utopia of Access 11.5.-15.10.2017 in Venice


The Research Pavilion was a high level critical platform that produced a significant addition to the 57th Venice Biennale by showcasing how universities and academies function today as experimental laboratories within contemporary art.

In 2017, the Research Pavilion hosted three international art exhibitions between May and October, featuring a parallel cross-artistic program called Camino Events which included nearly 50 workshops, artistic interventions, screenings, discussions on artistic research and research within the arts and performances.

In generating a series of exhibitions and activities for critical art and thinking, the Research Pavilion not only presented artistic research to a wider audience, but also introduced visions of a reality that had not yet been realised in theory or practice. 

The Research Pavilion was created and hosted by Uniarts Helsinki, and realized together with the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and the Swedish Art Universities’ collaboration Konstex in co-operation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Zurich University of the Arts.