2008 — Golden Lion for Best National Participation
No. 38 / 2022
The exhibition Hotel Polonia. The Afterlife of Buildings (artists: Nicolas Grospierre, Kobas Laksa, curators: Grzegorz Piątek, Jarosław Trybuś) won the most important award for national participation — the Golden Lion.
In the Polish pavilion, the Jury found a remarkable mix of wit, technology and intelligent speculation gathered to produce a polemic about the probable life-cycle of buildings in the context of the current problems facing cities, particularly those outside of first world economies. Hovering between art and architectural manifesto, the pavilion stimulated the imagination and interpretation of the jury members in a variety of different directions. Thus it best rose to the difficult challenge of responding to the spirit of the theme of the Biennale while evidencing an intimate loyalty to the nation it represents.