Polys Peslikas to represent Cyprus at 2017 Venice Biennale

Polys Peskilas, Betrayal of the Dog, 2010, oil on canvas, 185 x 300 cm. Courtesy Nicos Pattichis Collection

The Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus has announced that painter Polys Peslikas will represent the Republic of Cyprus at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Curated by curator and critic Jan Verwoert, the pavilion will address ‘the Eastern Mediterranean as a zone where travellers meet as routes cross’, bringing Peslikas’s work in dialogue with other artists, including collective Neoterismoi Toumazou, artist and writer Mirene Arsanios and ceramist Valentinos Charalambous.

The pavilion will be hosted at the independent art centre Associazione Culturale Spiazzi, close to the Biennale's Arsenale venue, and will run for the duration of the Venice Biennale from 13 May – 26 November.

20 January 2017