Cardiff School of Art and Design is delighted to be supporting its students to have the unique experience of invigilating Wales’ exhibition at the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice and to develop their own artistic, writing and curatorial practice during their stay.
The seven selected students will each spend a month at the Biennale – the largest and most prestigious visual arts exhibition in the world. We are especially pleased to be partnering with Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice this year because James Richards is a CSAD alumni having studied for Foundation here as well as having been born and brought up at the city.
Established in 1895, the Art Biennale has an attendance today of over 475,000 visitors, attracting over 30,000 key international curators, critics, collectors and artists and political and cultural representatives to the three-day preview period alone.
Wales’s presence at Venice has been a vital part of the artistic calendar since 2003 and so we are excited to see how being a part of the Biennale impacts upon our students’ work and ideas. You’ll be able to follow their journeys through our news page here.
Read full profiles and interviews with the students on the Venice Biennale web page.