The British Pavilion for the 56th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia

The British Council is pleased to announce Sarah Lucas as the artist representing Britain at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

The British Council has commissioned artists to represent Britain at the Venice Bienale since 1938 and Sarah Lucas is the twentieth artist to be selected for a solo presentation in the British Pavilion. The British Council’s commission follows on from her major retrospective, SITUATION Absolute Beach Man Rubble at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013), and surveys of her work at Secession, Vienna (2013-14) and at Tramway, Glasgow (2014).

Sarah Lucas‘s exhibition will be launched during the official press days (vernissage) on 6, 7, 8 May, and open to the public for the duration of the exhibition from 9 May - 22 November 2015.

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Image download area: all photographs courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Please credit the British Pavilion as follows: "Since 1938 the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennales of Art and Architecture has been commissioned by the British Council; the UK's cultural relations organisation."