The British Council has been the commissioner of the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale since 1937, presenting work by groundbreaking artists and pioneering architects, but what is the Venice Biennale?

Running from May - November each year, alternating between art and architecture, the Venice Biennale began in 1895 and now attracts half a million visitors a year. A celebration of art and architecture, the Biennale explores themes of politics and contemporary cultural & social issues through performance, sculpture and installations. Find out what makes the Venice Biennale one of the most prestigious cultural festivals in our video. 

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