Elizabeth Francis is Commissioner for the Venice Biennale
Published: Thursday, December 22, 2011
Elizabeth Francis, an architecture graduate from UCD who practices in Bologna, has been appointed as Ireland’s Commissioner for the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Working on behalf of Culture Ireland and the Arts COuncil, the Commissioner and Curator will together deliver Ireland’s national representation at the event. She founded atelier Francis in 2010 with the intention of cultivating cultural links between Ireland and Italy through architecture, art and research, the first important project being a collaborative sculpture exhibition of 14 Irish artists in Bologna. Prior to this Elizabeth Francis was partner in Mario Cucinella Architects (MCA) in Paris and co-founder and Vice President of MCA in Bologna Italy.