Graham Fagen represented Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 9 May to 22 November 2015, in a solo presentation commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield, Arbroath.

In 2016, Fagen reinterpreted the body of work originally conceived for the four noble rooms of Palazzo Fontana. In Arbroath the exhibition of sculpture, drawing and moving image was installed, with some changes and additions, in to the lovely and various historic Arts & Crafts rooms of Hospitalfield House. The exhibition ran from 19 March until 17 April 2016 with a series of events focused around the start and end of the show.

Exhibition Dates

May 9 2015 to November 22 2015

Location

Palazzo Fontana

Profile

Graham Fagen

Graham Fagen is one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists. His work mixes media and crosses continents; combining video, performance, photography, and sculpture with text and music. His recurring artistic themes include plants, journeys, poetry and popular song as a means to focus on personal and shared experience and identity. Read more

28 April 2016 — Announcement

Graham Fagen at CGP London, 5 May – 26 June 2016


Graham Fagen's drawing, sculptural and audio-video work originally made for Scotland + Venice 2015 and organised and curated by Hospitalfield will be exhibited as part of a large show across the two venues of CGP London. Read more

9 December 2015 — Announcement

Graham Fagen at Hospitalfield in 2016

Hospitalfield

Opening on the 19 March 2016 , Graham Fagen will bring the body of work commissioned for Scotland + Venice back to Hospitalfield on the East Coast of Scotland. Fagen will reinterpret the body of work he made for Scotland + Venice 2015. Read more

9 December 2015 — Announcement

Learning Team Loop Programme December Discussion


The first weekend in December saw an intensive weekend of reflection, discussion and planning by the Scotland + Venice Learning Team take place at Hospitalfield House. The students and recent graduate artists who were the Learning Team members for 2015 and who looked after the exhibition and audiences during Graham Fagen’s seven month show run at Palazzo Fontana, came together to discuss what the most important points of learning had been and how to share this with the larger student peer group across Scotland. Read more

1 December 2015 — Announcement

Graham Fagen’s exhibition comes to a close

Graham Fagan, Installation view Commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield for Scotland + Venice 2015 Photograph by Ruth Clark

Graham Fagen's exhibition at Palazzo Fontana closed on 22 November 2015, timed to conclude on the same day as the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale. Through the seasons, Fagen's exhibition has drawn in art specialists, students, tourists and curious neighbours as audience members. Read more

10 November 2015 — Announcement

Graham Fagen Publication


Alongside Graham Fagen's exhibition Hospitalfield and Scotland + Venice have published a book with extensive photographs chosen by Fagen to represent his past projects and to document the new body of work made for Venice. Read more

6 October 2015 — Announcement

Graham Fagen looks back on the opening week, six months on


I have fantastic memories of the opening week of my exhibition for Scotland + Venice at the 56th Venice Biennale. My personal highlight was the live sound system performed by Adrian Sherwood and Ghetto Priest, after the fantastic Scotland + Venice dinner at Wake Forest University’s Casa Artom. Read more

2 October 2015 — Announcement

September Visitor Stories


Since opening in May of this year Graham Fagen’s exhibition has received over 23,000 visitors through its doors all of whom have been welcomed by the Learning Team at Palazzo Fontana. Hester Grant, a Moray College student, who was part of the team looking after the exhibition in September said: “One of the best things about being in the gallery is the people you meet. Read more

23 September 2015 — Announcement

The Slave’s Lament – Exhibition Stock Sold Out


All the exhibition stock of Graham Fagen's The Slave’s Lament limited edition 10 inch vinyl record has sold out! The a double A-side featuring two mixes of the audio work made in collaboration with composer Sally Beamish, producer Adrian Sherwood, singer Ghetto Priest and musicians from Scottish Ensemble has been really popular with visitors to the exhibition. Read more

19 September 2015 — Announcement

Six months of Graham Fagen’s exhibition in Venice


Looking back on the last six months since Graham Fagen's exhibition for Scotland + Venice opened at Palazzo Fontana as part of the opening of the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Read more

4 July 2015 — Announcement

Graham Fagen Publication Competition Launch


Scotland + Venice and Hospitalfield are pleased to announce the production of two new publications in connection to Graham Fagen’s exhibition in Venice which opened in May and a chance to win a signed copy. Read more

30 June 2015 — Announcement

June into July and new posts from Learning Team


The Learning Team change over has been happening over the last few days. Lydia Brownlee, Kinga Elliott, Amanda Lightbody and Robert Mills who were holding the fort and getting into lively conversations about Graham Fagen's work over the month of June have just left and Emma Ewan (graduate of The Glasgow School of Art), Jenni Murison (Gray's School of Art), Lise Olsen (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design) and Holly Smith (City of Glasgow College) have arrived to take their place. Read more

31 May 2015 — Announcement

A Guide for Visitors to the Biennale

Canal view near Palazzo Fontana. Photo: Jo McInnes.

An annotated selection of exhibitions, food & drink establishments, trips and shopping tips that might be of interest to visitors at the Biennale. This guide has been compiled by the first invigilating team at Scotland + Venice 2015. Read more

15 May 2015 — Announcement

Graham Fagen Talk, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Edinburgh


Artist’s talk by Graham Fagen, 20 May 2015, 6.30 - 8pm Hawthornden Lecture Theatre Gardens Entrance, Scottish National Gallery The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Fresh from the opening of his solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale, artist Graham Fagen will talk about the exhibition and the development of his work. Read more

12 May 2015 — Announcement

Looking back on the opening week


We have gathered together some of the best commentary and images about the opening week of Graham Fagen’s exhibition     [View the story “Scotland + Venice 2015 opening week” on Storify] Read more

5 May 2015 — Announcement

Opening Week Announcement

Graham Fagen within his exhibition at Palazzo Fontana for Scotland + Venice 2015. Photo: Ruth Clark.

Graham Fagen: Scotland + Venice 2015 Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (9 May – 22 November 2015) Scottish artist Graham Fagen exhibits a new body of work, including sculptures, drawings and a five channel audio-visual installation, for Scotland + Venice 2015 as a Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Read more

10 March 2015 — Announcement

Collateral Event Announcement

Production image. L-R: Diane Clark and Graham Fagen. Graham Fagen, ‘The Slave’s Lament’, 2015. Photo: Holger Mohaupt.

Scotland + Venice announce further details of the 2015 presentation  The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce further details of the 2015 presentation with Glasgow-based artist Graham Fagen as a Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Read more

4 February 2015 — Announcement

Learning Programme Announcement

Members of the Learning Team with Graham Fagen, L-R, Jo McInnes (CoGC), Polly Johnston (GSA), Stefano Pia (GSA), Graham Fagen, Robert Mills (GSA), Kieran Milne (DJCAD).

Scotland + Venice partnership launches largest ever Learning Programme  New website launched: www.scotlandandvenice.com  28 students and recent graduates from seven art and design schools across Scotland have been selected by Hospitalfield in Arbroath to become members of the largest Scotland + Venice Learning Programme to date. Read more

11 April 2014 — Announcement

Graham Fagen selected for Scotland + Venice 2015

Graham Fagan

The Scotland + Venice partnership is delighted to announce that Graham Fagen has been selected to represent Scotland at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, running from 9 May to 22 November 2015, in a solo presentation commissioned and curated by Hospitalfield Arts, Arbroath. Read more

Profile

Graham Fagen

Graham Fagen is one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists. His work mixes media and crosses continents; combining video, performance, photography, and sculpture with text and music. His recurring artistic themes include plants, journeys, poetry and popular song as a means to focus on personal and shared experience and identity. Read more