Brendan Copestake


‘The Venice Biennale is the oldest most prestigious international Art (and Architecture) Exhibitions in the world. Over 60 countries participate at this prestigious platform as part of promoting and creating international exposure and market access for their artists (and architects). In line with the Department of Arts and Cultures strategic outputs is to develop and promote the cultural and creative industries and to stimulate supply and demand. South Africa has been participating at the Venice Biennale since 2011 after a long absence in the international platform.’ DAC

In 2011 South Africa secured a venue at the Biennale for a period of 20 years. The venue is to be utilised for both the Art and Architecture Biennale’s every alternate year.

Downloads and Information about the South African Pavilion (Art and Architecture Venue)

The South African Pavilion – Google Map Location

Explore the 2015 exhibition on Google Street View

Download floor plans for the South African Pavilion in Autocad, Sketchup and PDF.

Autocad 2.5mb

Sketchup (2019) 31mb

Sketchup (2014) 28mb

PDF Floor plan

PDF Floor plan with dimensions

PDF Floor plan with roof beams

PDF Section

PDF Biennale Plan

PDF Biennale Section

AutoCad Biennale First Floor

AutoCad Biennale Ground Floor

Images of pavilion