A total of 12 curatorial proposals were received by the Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale Coordinating Committee.
The deliberation was held on August 29, 2016 at the NCCA Office in Manila. The jury was composed of Dr. Eugene Tan, Director of the National Gallery Singapore; Florentina P. Colayco, President of Metropolitan Museum of Manila; Luis “Junyee” E. Yee, Jr., a pioneer of installation art in the Philippines; Prof. Felipe de Leon, Jr., NCCA Chairperson and Philippine Pavilion Commissioner; and Senator Loren Legarda, principal advocate of the project.
Among the 12 curatorial proposals submitted to the Philippine Arts in Venice Biennale (PAVB) Coordinating Committee, The Spectre of Comparison was chosen as the official Philippine representation at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The Philippine Pavilion in 2017 was mounted, for the first time, at the Arsenale, the historic exhibition space of the Venice Biennale art platform.