David Walker Kennedy Receives Venice Biennale: Steward Research Fellowship
24 April 2019
New Contemporaries is delighted to announce David Walker Kennedy (alumni 2017) as the recipient of the Venice Biennale 2019: Steward-Research Fellowship in partnership with the British Council. This Fellowship is part of a series of public programming, newly commissioned work and collaborations marking New Contemporaries 70th anniversary in 2019, reaching new audiences over the next twelve months. New Contemporaries will support David as he spends a month in Venice during the 58th Venice Biennale, conducting independent research and mediating the British Pavilion exhibition, Cathy Wilkes, curated by Dr Zoe Whitley.
The Fellowships programme was initiated in 2014 by the British Council to strengthen the British Pavilion contribution as a platform for ideas and research. This programme aims to educate and enrich the exhibition, making it a reference point for universities and arts institutions. The Fellowships offers a way of viewing and experiencing art and architecture that provides a new outlook on issues of public and private space, artistic process and display.
David Walker Kennedy (b. 1996, Glasgow) is a graduate of Painting & Printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art. Selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 Kennedy has since worked individually as an artist and as a performer with collective Still House Plants, performing at Counterflows Festival, Glasgow; KRAAK Festival, Brussels; The Modern Institute, Glasgow and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. Kennedy has also participated in residencies at the Pipe Factory, Glasgow and the CCA Creative Lab, Glasgow and recently completed the six-month OTO Projects UK artist residency supported by the Jerwood Foundation at Cafe OTO, London.