Julijonas Urbonas at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

Space Agency's laboratory by Julijonas Urbonas at the Biennale Architettura 2021, Venice

Vartai gallery is thrilled to announce that artist Julijonas Urbonas is representing Lithuania at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale 2021. 


Lithuanian Space Agency at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. 22 May – 21 November 2021

→ The LSA presents Julijonas Urbonas’ Planet of People, an artistic study into a hypothetical artificial planet made up of human bodies.

→ Instead of sending humans to colonise other planets, what if we catapult them into space to form a new planet - a planet of people?

→ The LSA presents a prototype to test this out and explores what it would actually take to realise such a planet. In this way, the project raises questions about our current and future life on Earth and beyond.

→ Planet of People uses a 3D scanner to scan the participants of the experiment and ‘send’ them into space as animated simulations. As more and more people participate over the course of the trial run in Venice, the scanned bodies begin to form an extra-terrestrial planet. 


Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Derelitti
Barbaria delle Tole, 6691,
(Castello) 30122 Venezia VE, Italy



April 1, 2021