Artist Sonia Boyce will be the first Black woman to represent the UK at the Venice Biennale.
The British Council announced on Wednesday that Boyce, known for her highly innovative and experimental approach, will present a new solo exhibition at Britain's pavilion in 2021.
Boyce said: "You could have knocked me down with a feather when I got the call to tell me I had been chosen.
"Obviously, I’m extremely honored, excited – and nervous. I’m eager to start this creative journey, exploring the experience with others who agree to work with me along the way.”