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

Rachel Maclean is representing Scotland at the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017, with major new film commission Spite Your Face.

Curated by Alchemy Film and Arts, in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh, Maclean’s modern-day, dark Venetian fairytale is presented as a large-scale portrait projection at the altar of the deconsecrated church, Chiesa di Santa Caterina, Cannaregio.

Find out more in this announcement at the official unveiling of the film, and also see curator Richard Ashrowan’s reflections on the film.

Also download the Scotland + Venice 2017 Exhibition Guide (PDF)

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