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Bartlett students awarded Venice Biennale fellowships

Five Bartlett students from across the school have been awarded fellowships for this year's British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale’s International Architecture Exhibition.

Old ruins emerge from the surface of a lake

19 April 2018

As fellows, Bartlett students Elizabeth Atherton, Thi Phuong-Tram Nguyen, Agnes Parker, Calvin Po and Anna Vorsel will spend a month invigilating the British Pavilion and undertaking independent research projects. 

After training in London, the students will gain first-hand experience of the British Pavilion’s 2018 exhibition ‘Island’, curated by Caruso St John Architects and artist Marcus Taylor. The students will then produce their own creative responses to the biennale and Venice.

The Venice Fellowships programme was founded by the British Council in 2014 to strengthen the British Pavilion as a platform for ideas and research. This year, the Bartlett fellows will be joined by 64 other students from 29 partner universities and institutions.

The 16th International Architecture Exhibition is open to the public from 26 May until 25 November 2018.


The students

Elizabeth Atherton, Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies BSc
Thi Phuong-Tram Nguyen, Architecture PhD
Agnes Parker, Architecture BSc
Calvin Po, Year Out
Anna Vorsel, Architectural History MA


Find out more

The British Pavilion in Venice has been commissioned by the British Council since 1937, showcasing the best of the UK’s artists, designers and curators. 

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities in over 100 countries.


Image: 'Island', Holy Rosary Church at Shettihalli, designed by John Morgan Studio, photo by Bhaskar Dutta