Arts Council of Wales | Cymru yn Fenis | Wales in Venice 2019
Cymru yn Fenis | Wales in Venice 2019

Cymru yn Fenis | Wales in Venice 2019

The artist Sean Edwards has been selected to represent Cymru yn Fenis Wales at the Venice Biennale running from 11 May to 24 November 2019.

Sean Edwards’s presentation is led by Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham who will be working with international curator, Marie-Anne McQuay. This exhibition will be his most ambitious and emotionally resonant to date; a poetic enquiry into place, politics and class intertwined with personal histories.

Although known as a sculptor, Sean Edwards’s work also combines objects, film, video, photography, books and performance. Starting points are usually the things and places that have important personal connections. The artist’s proposal will see the creation of a major new body of work that will foreground his interest in social class and the everyday, influenced by his own experiences of growing up on a council estate on the outskirts of Cardiff in the 1980s.

Born in Cardiff in 1980, Sean Edwards graduated from Cardiff School of Art & Design before leaving to study at the Slade School of Fine Art. The artist then returned to Wales in 2005 where he has since contributed to the development of the Welsh artistic landscape through his own artistic practice and through supporting the development of emerging artists via artist-led space g39 and now as lecturer in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art and Design.

Edwards has exhibited widely, nationally and internationally, and he is currently developing permanent public artworks with Future City, Cambridge and Studio Response, Cardiff. In 2014 he was awarded the Gold Medal in Fine Art at the National Eisteddfod and is also a former recipient of Arts Council of Wales’s Creative Wales Awards.

For more information about Sean’s work visit his webiste.


Invigilator Plus 2019 – open for applications


International Development Opportunities for Artists & Curators

Are you passionate about the visual arts in Wales? Are you looking to develop your international experience and networks?

We are seeking experienced individuals to support the presentation of Sean Edwards work for Wales in Venice at the 58th Venice Biennale 2019 and participate in a dynamic Professional Development opportunity.

For more information pleasehead to our jobs section to download an application pack.

Deadline for applications - 7th December 12pm 2018

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