James Richards is the selected artist to represent Cymru Yn Fenis Wales Pavilion, with a solo show, at the upcoming Venice Biennale 2017. The exhibition will be curated by Chapter and will take place at Santa Maria Ausiliatrice. This is the first important commission at an international Biennale for the artist who for the occasion will create a new and site specific project consisting in an intriguing combination of video and sound installations mixed with some musical extracts repeated or reworked in different forms.
After being selected for the Venice Biennale, the artist stated: “It’s a huge honour and privilege to be representing Wales at the Venice Biennale 2017. I’m truly surprised and thrilled by the selection and very excited to start working on a new work for this unique event.”
- James Richards