It’s a huge honour.
A Cork artist has been selected to represent Ireland at this year’s Chianciano Biennale in Italy, which has been attracting hundreds of critics, international artists, and collectors for a decade.
The prestigious exhibition runs throughout August at The Museo d’Arte di Chianciano Terme, a private art museum in Chianciano Terme, Tuscany.
Dripsey-based Ian Brennan will show his stunning piece ‘Homecoming’, which will hang alongside contemporary art selected from all over the world.
Brennan is the only Irish artist to have taken home a gong at last year’s London Art Biennale, where he won the City of Chianciano Award for his work The Recliner, opening up an opportunity to attend the event in Tuscany.
Described as “an unmissable platform for artists to further their career in an international setting”, there are no submission requirements for the Chianciano Biennale, the applications are open to all living artists without discrimination and wholly on the basis of the artwork itself.
The Biennale is presented over a network comprising the thirteen Clancianum Galleries and the Art Museum in the town of Chianciano, all organised by Gagliardi Gallery in London and the Chianciano Art Museum.