Any art aficionado worth their salt will have the Venice Biennale marked on their calendar. One of the best known international contemporary art events, the show’s visual art section is where various countries are each granted a pavilion where they can showcase the cream of their creative crop.
Since 2009, Hong Kong has chosen to send just one artist to put on a solo show at the Venice Biennale. And 2019 will see the first female artist to represent the city. Born in Hong Kong but working out of the USA, sculpture Shirley Tse has been granted the honor of showcasing her talents at the Hong Kong pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale. The award-winning artist is also a on staff at CalArts, and works primarily with plastics and polymers to create works that comment on important social issues.
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