And the Latest Nation to Join the Venice Biennale Is… Colorado

By Terence Trouillot on May 16, 2017

Joel Swanson’s two neon works, S/HE and T/HERE, are situated in a dark chamber within the Palazzo...The letters “S” and “T” flicker incessantly to frenetic effect, suggesting fluidity of both nation and gender....

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Joel Swanson is an UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts MFA Alum. For more about his work, please visit:

Photo detail is courtesy of Artist Joel Swanson, Black Cube and Artnet News.

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