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Sarah Lucas is representing Britain at the 56th Venice International Art Biennale with a major solo show in the British Pavilion, which will run from 9 May to 22 November 2015.

1976 History

1976

The Commissioner for the British Pavilion in 1976 was Gerald Forty (Director of Fine Arts Department, British Council). The Assistant…

Since 1938 the British Council has managed the British Pavilion in Venice, commissioning British artists at the longest-running, most prestigious international art biennial in the world.

 

On this site you can explore the rich history of the British Pavilion from 1895 to the present, illustrated by a variety of current and newly comissioned media. You will also find further details of the Venice Architecture Biennale and our ongoing collaborations with exhibitions from other UK nations.

Art Biennale 2015

Graham Fagen interview

Graham Fagen interview

Graham Fagen is representing Scotland for the 'Scotland + Venice 2015' presentation at the Venice Biennale 2015, with an exhibition at Palazzo Fontana.

Art Biennale 2015

Helen Sear interview

Helen Sear interview

Helen Sear is representing Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice at the Venice Biennale 2015, with her exhibition '...the rest is smoke' at Santa Maria Ausiliatrice.

British Council Visual Arts

What We Do

What We Do

Our Visual Arts Department promotes British artists through a range of activities and events including touring exhibitions, workshops and study programmes both in the UK and abroad. Read more about our work and our Collection of contemporary art on our Visual Arts pages....

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