Art Comes to Life

Posted on 19 September 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Cains Brewery. Photo: Rob Battersby

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Cains Brewery. Photo: Rob Battersby

Liverpool Biennial 2016 is built around the idea of storytelling. Co-curator Dominic Willsdon guides us through some of the Biennial artworks and spaces that generate fictions of their own. – Read more

Samson Kambalu: Play, Passion and The Gift

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Samson Kambalu, I levitate, 2016. Photo for Liverpool Biennial Instagram takeover

Samson Kambalu, I levitate, 2016. Photo for Liverpool Biennial Instagram takeover

Liverpool Biennial 2016 artist Samson Kambalu works across different media to explore received ideas in art, history and religion. He spent a week in Liverpool creating a series of short videos using his method of ‘Psychogeographic Nyau Cinema’ – a combination of film and site specific performance – which will be shown as part of the six episodes around which this year’s exhibition is organised. Here Kambalu discusses James Bond, literature, The Gift, ruptures in time and how he discovered his passion as an artist. – Read more

What does it mean to be a painterly painter?

Posted on 23 May 2016

Lindsey Bull, section of Glade, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist

Lindsey Bull, section of Glade, 2015. Photo courtesy of the artist

What exactly does the expression ‘painterly’ really mean? Manchester-based painter and Liverpool Biennial Associate Artist, Lindsey Bull, was left contemplating this question following the Speed Meet event held at Bluecoat last month. The purpose of the evening was to introduce the ten artists based in the North-West that have been selected to take part in the programme, and to provide people with a flavour of their work. Here Bull reflects on some of the ideas and questions that came out of the rapid succession of conversations that arose. – Read more

Koenraad Dedobbeleer: The Theatre of the Gallery Space

Posted on 6 April 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Koenraad Dedobbeleer, installation view of ‘A Formal Model - An Inhibition Show’, 2016, at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer. Photo courtesy: the artist and Galerie Micheline Szwajcer

Koenraad Dedobbeleer, installation view of ‘A Formal Model - An Inhibition Show’, 2016, at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer. Photo courtesy: the artist and Galerie Micheline Szwajcer

Koenraad Dedobbeleer discusses his interest in how our understanding of objects, spaces or ideas can shift, and what excites him most about being part of Liverpool Biennial 2016. – Read more

Ana Jotta: On Becoming an Artist

Posted on 5 April 2016 by Liverpool Biennial

Ana Jotta, Eduardos. Private collection. Photo: Laura C. Caldas

Ana Jotta, Eduardos. Private collection. Photo: Laura C. Caldas

Ahead of Liverpool Biennial 2016, Portuguese artist Ana Jotta discusses her work, previous career as an actress and stage designer, and her love of screens. – Read more

Interview with Kevin Hunt, Education Artist-in-Residence

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Sunday Art School: Fantastical Objects, 2014. Photograph by Pete Carr

Sunday Art School: Fantastical Objects, 2014. Photograph by Pete Carr

For Liverpool Biennial 2014, Liverpool-based artist Kevin Hunt was commissioned as Education Artist-in-Residence. Throughout the festival, Kevin worked closely with our Education team to develop artworks and projects that engage people and places in making and thinking about art, as well as working on his own research informing his artistic practice. We talked with Kevin about the importance of artist-led activity in Liverpool and what it was like working with families (and magicians) to create new artworks. – Read more

In Focus: Liverpool Biennial 2014 Opening Party

Posted on 3 July 2014 by Liverpool Biennial

Ahead of celebrating the launch of Liverpool Biennial 2014, we caught up with event producer Andrew 'Samizdat' Ellis to find out more about the opening party and how it relates to the Biennial Exhibition. – Read more

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