Dane Mitchell Selected as New Zealand's Representative for 2019 Venice Biennale

November 10, 2017

Dane Mitchell

Dane Mitchell, installation view, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2014

Dane Mitchell has been selected as New Zealand's representative for the 58th Venice Biennale, with curators Dr. Zara Stanhope and Chris Sharp. He will present an ambitious new work that will speak to his investigations into the visible and the invisible. The sculptural project – which will be simultaneously present whilst hiding in plain sight – will give voice to invisible realms and phenomena that will be transmitted throughout the city of Venice.

New Zealand Arts Council Chair, Michael Moynahan, says, “Dane’s response to ‘space’ will push the boundaries of what’s expected of an exhibition at the Biennale Arte – continuing New Zealand’s legacy of being an innovative country with a great diversity of arts practice."