Cyprus is participating in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia with ‘Anatomy of the Wallpaper’ by curators Michael Hadjistyllis and Stefanos Roimpas. The Story of Nicosia is presented as an allegory, a creative retrospective which consists of layers of wallpaper depicting the country’s complex national identity in the form of collages. The visitors of the pavilion are urged to carve the architectural cadaver and explore the hidden layers of the continually transitioning exhibition and reveal their own story. The opening of the pavilion attended by hundreds was declared on the 5th of June by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf and the Cypriot Ambassador in Rome Leonidas Makrides, and was followed by a street party outside the Palazzo Malipiero. Visitors were fascinated by the interactive aspect of the exhibition which they carved with perseverance and took home their own piece of the story. The Cyprus pavilion at the Venice Architectural Biennale will be open until the 23rd of November. We invite you to visit our pavilion and reveal your own story.