Artist Jesse Jones with Tessa Giblin as commissioner, has been selected to represent Ireland at Venice in 2017. The Venice Arts Biennale is one of the most important international stages for the visual arts, attracting over half a million visitors every year. The selection of the team to represent Ireland was made - following an open competitive process - by an international jury.
Jesse Jones has proposed an artwork that has at its core the idea of the national representation at Venice as an alternative site of the state. In a project which she describes as a "witching" of the judicial system, her research and collaborative practice will also see her working together with renowned theatre artist Olwen Fouere.