Background

Scotland + Venice was founded in 2003 initially to develop and promote the best contemporary art from Scotland on an international stage at the Venice Biennale, which was established in 1895. Since 2008 we have also participated in the Architecture Biennale. There have been 17 presentations overall and more details about the past presentations can be found in our archive.

Scotland participates as part of the Biennale’s Collateral Events programme which offers national as well as international attention and considerable experiences and connections for artists, architects, curators and our many partners. It is a strategic initiative and flagship project for Scotland and our aim is always to make the strongest impact we can within this internationally significant context.