Staff

Our team is the core of Liverpool Biennial, made up of permanent staff and temporary team members on our trainee programme. Liverpool Biennial is governed by a Board of Directors, and members include arts and business professionals with the expertise and networks to help achieve our mission. You can contact the office at +44 (0)151 709 7444 and email  info@biennial.com with general enquiries. 

Director - Sally Tallant
sallyt@biennial.com

From 2001-11 Sally Tallant was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London, where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of exhibitions, architecture, education and public programmes. She is a Board Member of the International Biennial Association and a member of the London Regional Council for Arts Council England.

Executive Director - Paul Smith
pauls@biennial.com

Paul Smith has extensive experience of both the arts and business in the UK and the US, having worked with organisations including Bank of America, Abbey National, Belfast Waterfront Hall, The Grand Opera House, and Prime Cut Productions. He has also worked in politics in Northern Ireland and for Arts & Business. 

Programme

Head of Production and International Projects - Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey
francesca@biennial.com

From 2010-14 Francesca was responsible for the Curatorial Projects at Artissima, Turin, and from 2007 to 2009 she led the Curatorial Department of the Hangar Bicocca, Milan. As a freelance producer she has organised projects by Alfredo Jaar, Mark Lewis, Raimundas Malašauskas, and Rosalind Nashashibi under the auspices of the Sharjah Biennial 10 in 2011 and the 55° Biennale di Venezia in 2013, amongst others.

Education Curator - Polly Brannan 
polly@biennial.com

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Polly is an artist and educator who has produced projects at Frieze Art Fair, Lisbon Experimenta Festival and Nottingham Contemporary, amongst others. She was Collaborations Curator at Studio Voltaire from 2006-9, and Education Curator at Serpentine Gallery from 2011-13. She is co-founder of network Avant Gardening, and was a member of the collective public works from 2005-11.

Curator - Sinéad McCarthy 
sineadm@biennial.com

Sinéad worked with Artangel delivering numerous large-scale projects (2009 – 2016), including commissions by Susan Philipsz, Ryan Gander, Daniel Silver, Maria Fusco and Jorge Otero Pailos. She has also worked with Electra, Pump House Gallery and as a freelance producer. Prior to joining the Biennial team, Sinéad was Associate Curator at the Barbican Centre and edited the publication The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined (Koenig, 2016).

Head of Research - Joasia Krysa
joasia@biennial.com

Joasia holds a collaborative post with Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool John Moores University, where she is Director of Exhibition Research Centre. Formerly, she served as Artistic Director of Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark (2012-2015), and part of Documenta 13 curatorial team (2009-2012).  Most recently she edited book (with Jussi Parikka) Writing and Unwriting Media Art History book (MIT Press, 2015) and contributed chapters to The Routledge Companion to Art and Politics (2015) and Networks (MIT Press/Whitechapel 2014).

Assistant Curator - Sunny Cheung
sunny@biennial.com

Sunny has previously worked on a number of high profile exhibitions including Rain Room, Song Dong: Waste Not and Digital Revolution for the Barbican Centre. Prior to the Biennial, he was an Assistant Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum working on the development of a new gallery in Shenzhen, China. He is Project Curator of alt.Barbican, an accelerator program for emerging digital artists and Co-Curator of Interfaces Monthly, a monthly digital arts talks program that takes place across East London.

Programme Assistant - James Maxfield
james@biennial.com

>James previously worked at The Tetley (Leeds) as Programme Coordinator helping deliver the public programme of exhibitions and events. James is co-founder and a member of curatorial collective Mexico which has produced projects for Eastside Projects, Two Queens, and Focal Point Gallery among others, as well as co-producing city-wide arts programme About Time across Leeds in 2015.
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James previously worked at The Tetley, Leeds as Programme Coordinator, helping deliver the public programme of exhibitions and events. James is co-founder and a member of curatorial collective Mexico, which has produced projects for Eastside Projects, Two Queens, and Focal Point Gallery among others, as well as co-producing city-wide arts programme About Time across Leeds in 2015.

Development

Director of Development - Julie Lomax
julie@biennial.com

Julie originally trained as an artist, graduating from Chelsea School of Art in 1987. Her extensive experience in arts management in the UK included the post of Director of Visual Arts for the London region for Arts Council England, with responsibility for a portfolio of organisations including the Whitechapel Gallery, Serpentine Gallery and Artangel. She joined the Australia Council for the Arts in February 2012, where she was responsible for $13.1 million funding for artists and visual arts organisations.

Sponsorship and Events Officer - Beth Parker
beth@biennial.com

Beth has various experience working within Development for non-profit organisations, including Everyman and Playhouse theatres, the Merseyside Arts Foundation, Marie Curie, and the Big Issue in the North. Her interest in fundraising for the visual arts grew during her time at the grassroots art gallery Fallout Factory, where she saw first-hand the instrumental impact it can have on the growth of an organisation.

Development Officer - Rosalind Stockill 
rosalind@biennial.com

Rosalind comes to Liverpool Biennial with experience from artistic and non-profit institutions across Canada and the United Kingdom. Previously, Rosalind led a sales and marketing team at AIESEC McGill and worked as a Sales Coach for AIESEC Canada. She has also spent time within the Development department of La Biennale de Montréal. Rosalind honed an interest in public art during her BA in History and Art History at McGill University.

Marketing & Communications

Marketing and Communications Manager - Joanne Karcheva
joanne@biennial.com

Joanne is passionate about connecting audiences with art through effective marketing and communications campaigns. She graduated with a BA in Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA). Prior to the Biennial, she worked with various not-for-profit organisations and artists including Chester Performs, Sefton CVS, The Gallery Liverpool and artist Laurence Payot. 

Marketing Consultant - Rachael Bampton-Aiken
rachael@biennial.com

Rachael is a strategic marketing specialist in the tourism, leisure, arts and property sectors, with 20 years' experience. Her clients include ACC Liverpool, The Albert Dock, The Beatles Story, Aintree Racecourse and Arrowcroft PLC, amongst others.

Marketing and Digital Communication Trainee - Alexander Croft
marketing-intern@biennial.com

Marketing and Digital Communication Trainee - Eleanor Brolly
communications-intern@biennial.com

Operations

PA and Operations Officer - Natalie Ellett
natalie@biennial.com

Finance Officer - Allison Mottram
allison@biennial.com

Allison has a vast experience of Finance and Management accounts, having previously worked for a range of organisations throughout the North West within the retail and housing sectors. Following her BTEC National Diploma in Accountancy and Bookeeping, Allison studied through the Open University to achieve her AAT and CIMA pq qualifications. She has been at Liverpool Biennial for six years, and will have experienced working on 4 Biennials by 2016.

Finance Assistant - Dan Bayley
danb@biennial.com

HR Consultant - Jane Howard
jane@biennial.com