Artist Jeremy Deller, who won the Turner prize in 2004, has been selected for the British pavilion at next year's Venice Biennale.
The news follows his recent retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London, which included a recreation of his boyhood bedroom and a Lancashire cafe serving tea throughout the show.
Deller told the Guardian: "I really don't know what I'm going to do. I was a bit daunted at first, but now I'm looking forward to it, I think.
According to the Guardian:
Much of Deller's work has a strong and eclectic political element, including his recreation of the 1984 Battle of Orgreave - also in the Hayward retrospective - one of the bloodiest clashes between striking miiners and police where some of the actors were former miners. As well as film, installation and music, his shows often involve roping in outside groups and individuals as participants, including brass bands, bat enthusiasts and ham radio operators, partly because he cannot draw and has described himself as 'not technically capable person'.