Northern Ireland’s first outing, in 2005, saw a group exhibition by the best of a new generation of artists to emerge from this region. Curated by Hugh Mulholland, the exhibition featured work by Patrick Bloomer, Patrick Keogh, Ian Charlesworth, Factotum, Seamus Harahan, Michael Hogg, Sandra Johnston, Mary McIntyre, Katrina Moorhead, William McKeown, Darren Murray, Aisling O’Beirn, Peter Richards and Alistair Wilson.
Their participation reflected Northern Ireland’s growing ‘internationalism’, and many of these artists have gone on to achieve major recognition beyond our shores. Click here for find out about the 2005 exhibition
The second presentation, in 2007, also curated by Hugh Mulholland, displayed challenging video installations by Willie Doherty, an artist already established at the forefront of international contemporary visual art. This exhibition built on the success of Northern Ireland’s 2005 exhibition and attracted more than 40,000 visitors.Click here for find out about the 2007 exhibition Click here to find out more about the Venice Biennale