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COURSES IN ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE DURING VENICE BIENNALE
Experience Biennale as an insider. Come to Venice to gain new skills and perspectives.
PROGRAM GUIDE 2018
Whether your are an architect, designer, curator or art lover, student or professional, there is a program right for you.
OUR LECTURERS
Our lecturers come from the leading world institutions and are passionate about creativity, innovation and personal connections.
ANTHONY GARDNER
Anthony is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory at Oxford University, working at the intersection of political theory and art and exhibition histories since the early 1950s. He is also the Director of Graduate Studies at the Ruskin and a Fellow of The Queen's College. In 2010-2011, he was the Research Forum / Andrew Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and in 2011-2012, an ARC Research Fellow through the Art History programme at the University of Melbourne. His research areas are postcolonialism, postsocialism and curatorial histories. He is an editor of the MIT Press journal "ARTMargins" (http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/artm).





LUCIA PEDRANA
Senior event organiser at the GAA Foundation. Lucia has years of experience in creating, managing and curating large-scale international exhibitions. Previously, she worked as international press officer for several national pavilions at the Venice Biennale and held various positions in Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice.
JAMES TAYLOR-FOSTER
Writer, curator and architectural designer. European editor at large of ArchDaily, the architecture platform, and LOBBY Magazine. Co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale.
WHY STUDY AT EUROPEAN CULTURAL ACADEMY?
Get access to unique knowledge
The program is a balanced combination of theory and practice. Morning classes take place in historic Venetian palazzos. You meet artists, designers and architects, Biennale curators. You spend afternoons visiting galleries, architecture and design studios and the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious event in Art and Architecture industries.
Connect with exceptional people
Classes are led by renowned academics and leading practitioners. Having workshops and discussions with them in Venice is a unique experience. our peers come from all backgrounds and are international, curious and inquisitive minds that are looking to expand their knowledge.
Learn in the heart of the creative world
Venice is the creative capital of Italy that offers an extraordinary concentration of facilities and organisations dedicated to culture. Beyond the classroom immerse yourself in creative and cultural activities. For anybody who wishes to explore Italy, Florence, Siena and Milan are within proximity.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY...
The opportunity to learn on the "behind the scenes" of the Venice Biennale was invaluable.The Academy nurtured in me the will to pursue a professional experience within the Biennale one day. We studied in the environment full of warmth and joy. It could not have been better!
Maria Teresa Tavares
Arts and Cultural Management student,
University of Melbourne
The dynamic relationships and idea exchanges with fellow students is so valuable. The course gave me sense of validation and calm regarding the direction of my career and personal path through the world of art and culture.

Jocelyn Burke
Art lover
Professionals shared the secrets of the trade in an personal setting and we were challenged to try ourselves in a group exercise. The program also includes a visit to the Biennale, to local workshops, which makes the week intense, but also fun and very rewarding.

Hisham Tawfeeqi
Architect
ECA is an awesome experience for the beginners and professionals likewise. Beginners can get first-hand insights into the industry of visual arts premium events, and professionals get access to a wide network and can position their work in a global context.
Lana Pavlovic Aleksic
Curator
ORGANIZER

European Cultural Centre

Founded in 2002, ECC offers 15 years of experience in art, architecture and design:

4 exhibition palaces in Venice, Italy
250,000+ annual visitors
200 creative participants from 38 countries annually
11 National Pavilions and official Venice Biennale exhibitions
65,000+ Friends of the Foundation
24 universities as participants and partners
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Courses 2018: Contemporary Art or Architecture and Design

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