The Venice Questionnaire #9: Hayley Tompkins

May 23, 2013 8:19PM

ArtReview sent a questionnaire to a selection of the artists exhibiting in various national pavilions of the Venice Biennale, the responses to which will be published over the coming days. Corin Sworn, Duncan Campbell and Hayley Tompkins are representing Scotland as part of the Scotland + Venice project. The pavilion is at Palazzo Pisani (Sta. Marina), Calle delle Erbe, 6103 Cannaregio. We caught up with Hayley Tompkins

What can you tell us about your plans for Venice?

I’ll be making a new installation across two rooms of the Palazzo Pisani, using photographic prints and acrylic paintings made on plastic trays with some other readymade objects.

Are you approaching the show in a different way to how you would with a ‘normal’ exhibition?

I wouldn't say so. It's a great opportunity to make new work and show it in front of a wide public audience.

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Hayley Tompkins, Tele, 2009. Found objects, gouache, two parts. Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute, Glasgow; A Piece Of Eight, installation at The Modern Institute, Glasgow, 2011 (detail). Photo by Ruth Clark, Courtesy of the artist and The Modern Institute, Glasgow.