The British Council have announced that Sarah Lucas has been selected to represent Britain at the 56th Venice International Art Biennale in 2015. ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir was on the selection committee, and says of the decision:
'In recent years, Sarah Lucas has affirmed her status as a leading international artist with exhibitions in Berlin, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Mexico City, New York and Vienna. Having consistently pushed the limits of her practice, there's a sense that Lucas - seemingly more active than ever - is coming into her own. Initially entering the fray as a young British artist, Lucas continues to make her presence known through a powerful and progressive relationship with her work. Her output remains urgent while being rooted in a rich artistic tradition, to include feminism and surrealism. Running through her 'NUDs' and plaster phalluses, self-portraits and readymade sculptures, one finds a compelling interrogation of sexual form.'
Lucas’ work has been presented in exhibitions around the world. Recent shows include a survey at Tramway, Glasgow (2014), NOB + Gelatin, Secession, Vienna (2013-14), and SITUATION Absolute Beach Man Rubble, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013).