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James Richards

James Richards (born 1983) was brought up in Cardiff and lives and works in Berlin. He studied for Foundation at UWIC (now Cardiff Metropolitan University) and graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 2006. 

Recent solo exhibitions include 'Abyss Film', Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover; 'Requests and Antisongs', ICA London; 'Crumb Mahogany', Bergen Kunsthall and 'Radio at Night', Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux (all 2016); 'James Richards', Kunstverein Munchen (2015); 'Raking Light', Cabinet (2014), and 'Not Blacking Out Just Turning The Lights Off', Chisenhale London (2011). 

Selected group exhibitions include 'Whitney Biennial 2017', Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); 'Less Than Zero', Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis (2016); 'British Art Show 8', touring exhibition, UK (2015-16); 'Saltwater: A Theory Of Thought Forms', 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, 'Walks', Andrew Kreps, New York, 'Safe', Home, Manchester (all 2015); 'Ars Viva Prize', Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn and Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg (2014-15);  'Burning Down The House', 10th Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea, 'Cut to Swipe', MoMA, New York, 'Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual' (selected by Pati Hertling), White Columns, New York (all 2014); 'Meanwhile... Suddenly and Then', 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, 'The Image Thought', Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, 'Otherwise Unexplained Fires', Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, 'The Encyclopaedic Palace', 55th International Art Exhibition La Biennale de Venezia, Venice (all 2013). 

Richards was a recipient of a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award (2015), The Jarman Award for Film and Video (2012) and was shortlisted for the 2014 Turner Prize. Richards was selected for the 2017 Whitney Biennial.  

James Richards is represented by Cabinet, London, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin and Rodeo, London. 

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Chapter

Established in 1971, Chapter in Cardiff is one of Europe’s largest multi-artform venues with exhibition spaces, theatres, cinemas and artists’ studios showing the very best of national and international art. As well as being selected to curate the Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017 exhibition for the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale De Venezia, Chapter is Film Hub Lead Organisation for Wales and home to Coreo Cymru, the Creative Producer for Dance in Wales.

Chapter's Gallery is a producing venue with an emphasis on commissioning and presenting new work, developing artists’ residencies, touring and collaboration, publishing, and creating forums for critical reflection. Recent exhibitions have included Rose Wylie, Francis Alys, Ugo Rondinone, Steve Shearer, Nastio Mosquito, Lamia Joreige, Tonico Lemos Auad and George Barber.

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Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice

Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice is commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales and Wales Arts International with support and collaboration from the Welsh Government and British Council. 

The project is selected by a call for proposals. Arts Council of Wales has commissioned artists to present at Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice as a Collateral Event at the Venice Biennale since 2003, celebrating the best of emerging and established artists from Wales. 

Previous artists include Helen Sear, Bedwyr Williams, Richard Deacon, Heather & Ivan Morison and Cerith Wyn Evans. 

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About the Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale of Art is the leading international event for the Visual Arts. Established in 1895, the Art Biennale has an attendance today of over 300,000 visitors, attracting 30,000 key international curators, critics, collectors and artists and political and cultural representatives to the three-day Vernissage (preview) period alone. The Biennale takes place in two official sites in Venice: the Arsenale, which hosts the international exhibition, and the Giardini di Castello in the east of the city, which houses the historic national pavilions.

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, will be curated by Christine Macel and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta.

Also for this edition, selected Collateral Events are featured. Promoted by non-profit national and international institutions, they will present their exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 57th Exhibition.

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Venue

Address & Opening Times

James Richards Music for the gift at Santa Maria Ausiliatrice Fondamenta San Gioachin, 30122 Venezia

Preview Days - 10-12 May Open: 10:00 -18:00

Press Preview – 9 May 15:00

Exhibition - 13 May - 26 November 2017

Open: 10:00 - 18:00 (Closed on Mondays)


Santa Maria Ausiliatrice is a former convent now used as a community centre. The spaces used by Wales in Venice comprise the former chapel as well as a complement of contemporary rooms.

Situated midway between the main Biennale Giardini and Arsenale sites the Santa Maria Ausiliatrice is on Fondamenta San Gioachin. Just off the wide Via Garibaldi it is very accessible and easy to find.

View the location of Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in a larger map.

How to find Santa Maria Ausiliatrice

1. Vaporetto lines 1, 41/42 Arsenale stop.

Walk over the bridge to the right to Riva S. Biagio. Turn left and walk to the end of Via Guiseppe Garibaldi. This is a wide street, the central canal having being drained and paved. When the canal is reinstated keep left, over one small bridge and Santa Maria Ausiliatrice is on the left on Fondamenta San Gioachin.

2. Vaporetto lines 1, 2, 41/42, 51/52, 61/62 Giardini stop.

Walk directly through the park along Viale Garibaldi which brings you out at the end of Via Garibaldi. At the canal (Rio di S. Anna) keep left to Fondamenta San Gioachin.

The route along Viale Garibaldi is also the main walkway from the Giardini to the Arsenale or vice versa.