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Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice 2017

Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice 2017

The artist selected to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art 2017 has been announced.

James Richards

James Richards will represent Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017. Read the full press release about James Richards' selection to represent Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017.

Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice provides a platform to present the most exciting and creative artists associated with Wales.

It creates international experiences and connections for galleries, curators and artists that will develop the visuals arts in Wales and celebrates Wales in the World as a dynamic, culturally engaged and forward-looking nation.

James Richards: Wales in Venice 2017

Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017 will be the 8th exhibition since its first presence in 2003 which established its reputation as an official Collateral Event of the International Art Exhibition – La Biennale da Venezia.

The selection process

Three unique proposals were shortlisted for Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017 from 11 Expressions of Interest received. These 3 artists were:

  • Richard Billingham
  • James Richards
  • Clare Woods

The Selection Panel faced an exceptional shortlist of the highest calibre representing very different and ambitious approaches and possibilities for our presentation of Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice.

The Selection Panel made its decision based on the brief and requirements for the project.

The Selection Panel was convened by the Commissioner, Arts Council of Wales. If you wish to read more about the call and selection process, visit www.arts.wales/97709

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