The National Gallery of Canada is very proud to organize, with Kitty Scott, Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, the Canada Pavilion presentation of work by artist Geoffrey Farmer at La Biennale di Venezia 2017 – 57th International Art Exhibition, in Venice, Italy.
More than a hundred and twenty years after its founding, the Venice Biennale continues to captivate the art world every two years with the spectacle of a truly global survey of the very best of contemporary art.
In 2017 the Biennale will include representation from more than eighty invited nations, all showcasing their leading artists in national pavilions and exposition spaces. The prestigious Golden and Silver Lions, among the most coveted visual arts prizes in the world, will be awarded during the exhibition.
"Some of the most complex and extraordinary works to emerge on the international scene over the last ten years were made by Geoffrey Farmer. He continues to be one of Canada’s most original and compelling artists."
Marc Mayer, Director and CEO, National Gallery of Canada