The Serving Library

The Serving Library at Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017. Photo: Robert Battersby

The Serving Library at Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017. Photo: Robert Battersby

The Serving Library is a non-profit organisation founded in 2011 to develop a shared toolkit for artist-centred education and discourse through related activities of publishing and collecting. It comprises an annual journal (The Serving Library Annual) published online and in print, an archive of framed objects on permanent display, and a public programme of workshops and events. It is run by Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey and David Reinfurt.

Since 2015 The Serving Library has worked with students from art and design schools including University of Leeds; Royal College of Art, London; St. Martins School of Art, London, UK; Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg, Germany; Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Dusseldorf Art Academy, Germany; and University of Art and Design, Geneva, Switzerland. Its collection has been exhibited at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2017); CCA Glasgow, Scotland (2017); The Bluecoat, Liverpool (2015); Tate Liverpool, UK (2014); Artists Space, New York, USA (2012); CAC, Geneva, Switzerland (2010); OCA, Oslo, Norway (2009); Kunstverein München, Germany (2008); and Lyon Biennale, France (2007); amongst others.