Scotland + Venice

Scotland + Venice provides artists based in Scotland with a valuable platform to showcase their work on the international stage at one of the world’s most prestigious visual arts festivals, the Venice Biennale.

The Partnership Board of Scotland + Venice, which comprises Creative Scotland, British Council, National Galleries Scotland, Architectures & Design Scotland and the Scottish Government, are committed to developing Scotland + Venice over the next few years establishing new opportunities and partnerships and continuing to build Scotland’s strength and reputation as an important international voice in visual art and architecture.

Through participation in La Biennale, Scotland + Venice aims to position Scotland internationally as a distinct, dynamic and diverse centre for creative excellence, fostering ambitious, innovative work in the fields of contemporary art and architecture, strengthened through international development, professional dialogue, public engagement and cultural exchange.

Stories from Scotland + Venice

Scotland + Venice 2013 attracts more than 10,000 visitors

Half-way through its run as a Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, organisers of Scotland + Venice are pleased to announce that more than 10,000 people have now seen the exhibition.

Published: 18 Feb 2014

Scotland + Venice 2013 to feature new work from Hayley Tompkins, Duncan Campbell and Corin Sworn

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce further details of the 2013 presentation, curated and organised by The Common Guild, Glasgow. The exhibition will feature new work by Hayley Tompkins, Duncan Campbell and Corin Sworn at the 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale (1 June - (...)

Published: 13 Feb 2014

Scotland + Venice 2013

Scotland + Venice 2013 ran from 1 June - 24 November, curated by The Common Guild, it celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition of specially commissioned works from Glasgow-based artists Duncan Campbell, Corin Sworn and Hayley Tompkins.

Published: 01 Jun 2013

Scotland + Venice 2011

Scottish Artist Karla Black had a solo presentation at the 54th International Art Exhibition -- la Biennale di Venezia, the world's largest and most prestigious showcase for contemporary visual arts. The exhibition was curated by The Fruitmarket Gallery and was presented, as in 2009, at Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina).

Published: 24 Jun 2011

Scotland + Venice 2009

Martin Boyce was selected to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale in 2009 with an exhibition of work entitled No Reflections. Curated by Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Martin Boyce devised a lyrical installation for seven inter-connected rooms of the second floor of the 15th-century Palazzo Pisani (S. Marina).

Published: 25 Jun 2009

Scotland + Venice 2007

Hosted by the Scottish Arts Council, National Galleries of Scotland and British Council, and curated by Philip Long, Scotland and Venice 2007 featured the work of Charles Avery, Henry Coombes, Louise Hopkins, Rosalind Nashashibi, Lucy Skaer and Tony Swain.

Published: 30 Jun 2007

Scotland + Venice 2005

Glasgow-based artists, Alex Pollard, Cathy Wilkes, Tom O'Sullivan and Joanne Tatham were chosen to represent Scotland at the 2005 event in an exhibition entitled Selective Memory.

Published: 30 Jun 2005

Scotland + Venice 2003

In 2003, the Scottish Arts Council and the British Council, supported by the Scottish Executive, formed a successful partnership which mounted a presentation of new work from Scotland entitled Zenomap.  Unusually, Zenomap included some 28 artists working in a variety of media. 

Published: 30 Jun 2003