The National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Council for the Arts and private philanthropists from across the country are partnering to organize the Canadian representation at the 55th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition in 2013. Over 80 countries will showcase official entries this year.
With the selection of Toronto artist Shary Boyle, Canada is sending one of its most acclaimed artists to represent the country on the world stage. One of the nation’s most innovative artists, she works in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and performance. Blending historical narratives and fantastical fictions with her own personal impressions, she creates imaginary worlds that elicit a range of psychological and emotional responses.