Cody Choi, Venetian Rhapsody – The Power of Bluff, 2016-17. Neon, LED, Steel, Canvas, PVC. 1243x1033x111cm. Day installation view at the Korean Pavilion, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Photo by Riccardo Tosetto. Courtesy of the Artist

Four artists and visual arts producers based in Birmingham and the Black Country have been awarded our 57th Venice Biennale bursaries following an open call. These bursaries are supported through Engine, our artist and curator development programme.

The selection panel were particularly impressed by strong applications from Kate Self, a creative producer and visual arts educator, and artists Thomas Kilby, Rohanie Campbell-Thakoordin and Vicky Roden. Roden showed work in the 2015 edition of the New Art West Midlands exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Kate, Thomas, Rohanie and Vicky will travel to Venice with the Engine/New Art West Midlands team in late September. Each will produce a report of their experiences in Venice which will be available to read on our editorial pages.