Scotland + Venice 2022 for the 59th International Art Exhibition

23 April – 27 November 2022, Docks Cantieri Cucchini

Alberta Whittle

Alberta Whittle’s commission of new work is representing Scotland as a collateral event at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia at the Arsenale Docks, S. Pietro di Castello. The project is commissioned by the Scotland + Venice Partnership and is a multi-partner project initiated by Glasgow International and supported by Glasgow Life through Tramway. This is the tenth presentation commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership continuing to build Scotland’s strength and reputation as an important international voice in visual art and architecture.

Recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious festivals of contemporary art, the 2022 edition of La Biennale di Venezia will take place from 23 April – 27 November 2022.

About the Exhibition
Alberta Whittle by Matthew A Williams

7 April 2021 — News

Alberta Whittle

image: Alberta Whittle by Matthew A Williams

Commissioned by the Scotland + Venice Partnership On behalf of the Scotland + Venice partnership, Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that Alberta Whittle has been commissioned to develop new work which will be put forward to represent Scotland as a collateral event at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia at the Arsenale Docks, S. Read more

28 November 2022 — News

Unprecedented visitor numbers for Alberta Whittle’s Scotland + Venice exhibition

Image: Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022. Photographer Jaryd Niles-Morris, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland+Venice, and Forma.

Celebrated Scottish artist’s Venice Biennale exhibition attracts 35,000 international visitors, draws critical acclaim & prestigious artist award ahead of major National Galleries of Scotland show confirmed to open on 1 April 2023 Alberta Whittle’s show for the Venice Biennale draws to a close following critical acclaim, unprecedented visitor numbers, prestigious artist award and confirmation of a major solo show at National Galleries of Scotland which is confirmed to open on 1 April 2023. Read more

Event

Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Mareel, Shetland Arts, 27 November 2022 at 14:30

deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory, 2022 Installation shot photographer Cristiano Corte, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland + Venice

LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice are delighted to host a screening of ​‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ at Mareel, Shetland Arts in Lerwick, the third event of a screening tour that brings the work to six venues across Scotland. Read more

9 November 2022 — Writing

Alice Rose Archer: Reflections on conservation

Alice Rose Archer crouches in front of a tapestry created for Alberta Whittle's 2022 exhibition in Venice - Image by Joe Satorius
Alice Rose Archer at work in front of the tapestry created as part of Alberta Whittle’s exhibition, deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory Image credit: Joe Satorius

Alice Rose Archer is a preventive conservator originally from the UK and has been based in Venice, Italy, for nearly a decade. After graduating from the University of St Andrews in History of Art and Italian, she moved to Venice and worked on numerous exhibitions as a production manager and curatorial coordinator. Read more

20 October 2022 — News

A creative team consisting of the Architecture Fringe, ism and /other has been invited to prepare a project for the International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2023

Representatives of Architecture Fringe, ism magazine and slash other stand in a high ceilinged, light filled room
Team image by Matthew Arthur Williams The creative team – from left to right: Amy McEwan, Aoife Nolan, Carl Jonsson, Neil McGuire, Mia Pinder-Hussein, Kristina Enberg, Alissar Riachi, Alyesha Choudhury and Andy Summers. Representing each collective is: Neil McGuire and Andy Summers for the Architecture Fringe, Kristina Enberg, Amy McEwan, Aoife Nolan, Alissar Riachi for ism magazine, and Alyesha Choudhury, Carl C.Z. Jonsson and Mia Pinder-Hussein for /other (pronounced: slash other).

Commissioned by the Scotland + Venice Partnership The  Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce it has commissioned a creative team consisting of the Architecture Fringe, ism and /other to develop new work. Read more

28 September 2022 — Communications and Digital contractor opportunities

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An image of people sitting outside the Scotland + Venice venue in Venice, alongside a canal

The Scotland + Venice partnership is in the process of commissioning a creative team to be put forward as a collateral event for the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia in 2023. Read more

Event

Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Eden Court, 27 October 2022 at 18:00

deep dive (pause) uncoiling memory, 2022 Installation shot photographer Cristiano Corte, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist, Scotland + Venice

LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice are delighted to host of ‘Lagareh - The Last Born’, as part of a screening tour that brings the work to six venues across Scotland between 20 September 2022 - 1 March 2023, with support from Art Fund. Read more

20 September 2022 — News

Internationally acclaimed film by Glasgow artist Alberta Whittle gets UK premiere at Glasgow Film Theatre ahead of Scotland wide tour

An image still from the film Lagareh of a Black dancer wearing a kilt and a white shirt. The dancer holds two long knives in her hands and stands on green grass with a blue sky behind her and a castle-like building to her left.
Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022, Photographer Matthew Arthur Williams, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist & Scotland+Venice

Alberta Whittle’s Lagareh–The Last Born  - which comes back to Scotland fresh from the 2022 Venice Biennale - draws focus on anti-racist and pro-Black advocacy, and Scotland’s historic connections to Transatlantic slave trade Premiere kicks off a six venue Scottish screening tour & ahead of major solo show at National Galleries of Scotland Glasgow Film Theatre will host the UK premiere of internationally acclaimed Barbadian-Scottish artist Alberta Whittle’s new film, Lagareh – The Last Born, on Tuesday 20 September 2022 (18:00). Read more

Event

Alberta Whittle, ‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ | Glasgow Film Theatre, 20 September 2022

An image still from the film Lagareh of a Black dancer wearing a kilt and a white shirt. The dancer holds two long knives in her hands and stands on green grass with a blue sky behind her and a castle-like building to her left.
Alberta Whittle, Lagareh – The Last Born, (film still – single channel video), 2022, Photographer Matthew Arthur Williams, © Alberta Whittle. Courtesy the artist & Scotland+Venice

MEMORY | ALBERTA WHITTLE IN CONVERSATION WITH DR PEGGY BRUNACHE LUX Scotland and Scotland + Venice are delighted to host the UK premiere of ​‘Lagareh – The Last Born’ at Glasgow Film Theatre, the first event of a screening tour that brings the work to six venues across Scotland. Read more