Marie-Anne McQuay, guest international curator for Cymru yn Fenis / Wales in Venice 2019 has been Head of Programme at Bluecoat, Liverpool, (the UK’s oldest contemporary arts centre) since November 2014. Previously she was curator at Spike Island, Bristol (2007-2013). Marie-Anne first worked with Sean Edwards in 2011 on the exhibition ‘Maelfa’, Spike Island, Bristol.
“I’m delighted to be part of the team presenting Sean Edwards’ first solo exhibition at an international biennale on behalf of Arts Council of Wales, lead organisation Tŷ Pawb and the wider Welsh visual arts sector. Together, we are attempting to make a show which, with intimacy and tenderness, reflects on and gives value to the quiet lives lived in the margins of ‘interesting times.”