Méadhbh O’Connor to represent Antarctica at 57th International Venice Biennale of Art 2017

meadhbh-oconnorDublin artist Méadhbh O’Connor has been selected as one of fifteen international artists to represent Antarctica in the supranational Antarctic Pavilion at the forthcoming 57th International Venice Biennale of Art 2017.

The 15 finalists were chosen among 500 applicants from 59 countries by an independent jury comprising the Commissioner of the Antarctic Biennale, Alexander Ponomarev, and members of the Artistic Advisory Board – Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Hani Rashid, Sheikha Hoor al-Qasimi and Nadim Samman.

Méadhbh is the sole Irish representative at this supranational pavilion, exhibiting work alongside artists from Japan, Germany, the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Australia and Brazil.

The exhibition is part of the ongoing Antarctic Biennale, an international socio-cultural phenomenon that uses artistic, scientific, and philosophic methodologies to address shared spaces such as Antarctica, the Ocean, and Outer Space. The project was developed by multidisciplinary artist, philosopher and nautical engineer Alexander Ponomarev.



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