Clockwork Jerusalem

Architecture Biennale 2014 - Presenting 'A Clockwork Jerusalem" A collaboration between FAT Architecture and Crimson Architectural Historians for the British Pavilion in Venice...

Mike Nelson History


On Wednesday the 31st of May 2011 the first visitors were welcomed into the British Pavilion to experience I, Impostor,…

Since 1938 the British Council has managed the British Pavilion in Venice, commissioning British artists at the longest-running, most prestigious international art biennial in the world.

On this site you can explore the rich history of the British Pavilion from 1895 to the present, illustrated by a variety of current and newly comissioned media. You will also find further details of the Venice Architecture Biennale and our ongoing collaborations with exhibitions from other UK nations.

Art Biennale 2015

Sarah Lucas

Sarah Lucas

We are delighted to announce Sarah Lucas as the artist representing Britain at the 56th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia in 2015...

On Tour

English Magic

English Magic

Jeremy Deller's hugely popular exhibition from 2013 visits London, Bristol and Margate on a tour supported by the ArtFund and Arts Council England.

British Council Visual Arts

What We Do

What We Do

Our Visual Arts Department promotes British artists through a range of activities and events including touring exhibitions, workshops and study programmes both in the UK and abroad. Read more about our work and our Collection of contemporary art on our Visual Arts pages....


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