Rachel Maclean
13 May - 26 November 2017
Chiesa di Santa Caterina, Fondamenta Santa Caterina, 30121, Cannaregio

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that Rachel Maclean has been selected to represent Scotland at the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017.

This will be a solo presentation of new work centred on a major new film commission. The presentation is commissioned and curated by Alchemy Film and Arts, based in Hawick, in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh.

Speaking at Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in March, Rachel revealed the themes of her new commission, which will be a powerful critique of the contemporary ‘post truth’ political rhetoric.

For those of you who aren’t so familiar with Rachel’s work and fantasy narratives, here’s a short introduction to her past work:

Rachel Maclean

A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Rachel Maclean works across film, print and photography to construct fantasy narratives that play with issues of identity, social values and politics. A mix of high art and popular culture, advanced technology and traditional theatre, humour and serious enquiry, her work is exacting and engaging.


Curated by Alchemy Film and Arts in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh
Producer Barry Crerar
Returned to Scotland Early 2018