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We are delighted that visual artist Charlotte Prodger, a Cove Park resident in 2010 and 2018, will represent Scotland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. This project will be commissioned and curated by Linsey Young with Cove Park and the presentation will be a major solo exhibition opening in Venice on 11 May 2019 and running until 24 November 2019.

Cove Park will host the return presentation of Charlotte’s commissioned work in 2020, our 20th anniversary year, and co-curate with Linsey Young a tour in the Highlands and Islands. The Dutch arts organisation If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part of Your Revolution, who are supporting the production of the work, will lead on a subsequent international tour.

Charlotte Prodger works with moving image, sculpture, writing and performance. The commission for Scotland + Venice will provide her with the opportunity to produce a new single channel video work that will build on her sustained exploration of “queer wilderness”. Prodger, who was a recipient of Cove Park’s Emerging Artist Residency in 2010, supported by The Craignish Trust, will return to develop this new work over a series of research and production residencies in 2018 and 2019. Her work will also be supported by the artist’s production consultant Mason Leaver-Yap.

The Venice Biennale is recognised as the foremost global presentation of visual art. This will be the ninth presentation supported by the Scotland + Venice partnership (Creative Scotland, National Galleries of Scotland and the British Council Scotland).

Further information is available via Creative Scotland.

Image: Charlotte Prodger, ‘Stoneymollan Trail’, 2015. Single channel video. Installation View: Bergen Kunsthall, 2017.
Image courtesy of the artist, Koppe Astner, Glasgow and Hollybush Gardens, London Photo by Thor Brødreskift.