TAB 2021 Curatorial Competition is now open!

TAB 2021

The Estonian Centre for Architecture launches the Curatorial Competition for the 6th international Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB 2021) (, in order appoint its Head Curator – or Head Curatorial Team, and to select the most suitable theme related to the context of Estonia and to the contemporary architectural scene for its next edition.

Tallinn Architecture Biennale is an international architecture festival which will take place in Tallinn from September to November 2021, and addresses relevant issues in architecture, delving into the present and the future of the field. The event will consist of a main programme including a Curatorial Exhibition, a two-day architectural Symposium and the Tallinn Vision Competition, led by the Head Curator; and a Satellite Programme encompassing exhibitions, lectures, installations, film projections and other events spread around the city, curated by different coordinators.

TAB’s general goals are to:
• popularise a quality built environment
• internationalise Estonian architecture – by offering an international platform for architecture
• present new ways of thinking and creating a new vision in architecture

The deadline for developing the concept of the biennale and submitting the corresponding draft in writing is: May 29th, 2020 4PM Estonian time GMT+3. The competition is composed of two stages. Stage I consists of submitting a project in writing and Stage II is an oral presentation of the project before a jury. If the jury deems that a winner can be chosen in stage I, it is entitled to cancel stage II.

The jury panel is composed of Villem Tomiste (Head of TAB Committee, Head of the Jury), Raul Järg (Director of the Estonian Centre for Architecture), Veronika Valk-Siska (Ministry of Culture, Adviser – Architecture and Design), Liina Soosaar (assistant to TAB 2019 curator), Tiit Trummal (architect), Epp Lankots (Estonian Academy of Arts, Senior Researcher), Johan Tali (architect), with the support of Yael Reisner (Head Curator of TAB 2019) and Vladimir Frolov (Architect) as advisors.

The first meeting of the jury will take place on June 10th, 2020, while the second meeting will be held on June 17th, 2020. Final results will be announced in June 2020. Source and photos Courtesy of TAB.
Award Fund:
1st prize – €2,000
two 2nd prizes – €1,000 (each)

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