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The 10th edition of the UK biennial of contemporary art will be titled Beautiful world, where are you? and will take place from 14 July – 28 October 2018. It will be curated by Kitty Scott with Sally Tallant and the Biennial team.
An independent report has identified the wide-reaching impact of Liverpool Biennial, assessing the contemporary art festival’s impact on visitors, artists, the city and the arts sector.
Liverpool Biennial 2016 commission, Momentary Monument – The Stone by Italian artist Lara Favaretto, has raised £1,224 for local charity Asylum Link Merseyside.
Liverpool Biennial is thrilled to bring its Limited Editions to Buy Art Fair in Manchester between 22-25 September and SUNDAY art fair in London between 6-9 October.
Liverpool Biennial today announces Kathleen Soriano as the new Chair of its Board, taking up her appointment in October 2016. She replaces Paula Ridley, who has served as Chair of the Biennial since December 2007.
Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with New York based Independent Curators International (ICI) and CACTUS, today announced the artist and curator pairings for the Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme, a major new initiative that aims to support artists based in the North of England to develop their careers internationally.
Liverpool Biennial and AccorHotels have commissioned a new site-specific artwork by award-winning, Swiss-born artist Raphael Hefti for the newly launched Pullman hotel in Liverpool.
The programme for Liverpool Biennial 2016, the largest contemporary art festival in the UK running from 9 July to 16 October 2016, was announced today by Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial.
Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the launch of Dazzle, 2016, a limited edition silkscreen print created by artist Sir Peter Blake.
The British Council and Liverpool Biennial are delighted to announce the four selected Ukraine-based artists which will take part in an 8-week residency programme in Liverpool. The artists have been selected from over 150 applications from across Ukraine.
Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with Independent Curators International (ICI) and CACTUS, today announced a major new initiative, which aims to support artists based in the North of England to develop their careers internationally.
British Council Ukraine and Liverpool Biennial are delighted to launch their new artistic residency programme, connecting artists from Ukraine and Liverpool. This first call is for Ukraine-based artists looking to spend up to 8 weeks in a Liverpool-based residency curated by the Biennial team.
Two new senior appointments have been announced: Kitty Scott will be Co-curator of Liverpool Biennial 2018 and Julie Lomax will join Liverpool Biennial as Director of Development
Liverpool Biennial has announced the participation of 40 international artists in the 2016 Biennial festival of contemporary art, running from 9 July until 16 October.
Sir Peter Blake's dazzle ferry Everybody Razzle Dazzle is part of a special new trail created to highlight Liverpool's links with the First World War. The trail coincides with the arrival of the iconic Poppies: Weeping Window art installation at Liverpool's St George's Hall.
This summer, Liverpool Biennial is hosting a workshop for the Serpentine Galleries' Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects competition, to celebrate the 15 year of Serpentine Pavilions and inspire the next generation of architects.
Liverpool Biennial will be exhibiting a selection of limited editions by leading contemporary artists at this year's Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair, 27-28 June 2015
Over 16 weeks, Liverpool Biennial 2014 attracted 877,000 visits and generated £20.7 million of economic impact, making it the most visited edition since starting in 1999. The next Biennial is due to take place from 9 July until 16 October 2016.
Liverpool Biennial is thrilled to announce it has joined Plus Tate, the contemporary visual arts network, together with 15 more organisations. Plus Tate was launched to share collections and expertise and build a network which would use Tate’s resources to strengthen the contemporary visual arts ecology in the UK.
Liverpool Biennial has today launched a series of four new limited edition prints. Four of the artists that were shown in Liverpool Biennial 2014 have very generously made new prints for the Biennial to sell to the public. Carlos Cruz-Diez, Judith Hopf, William Leavitt and Peter Wächtler have all created unique new pieces. Each edition bears a direct connection to artwork shown at the festival and has been numbered and signed by the artist.
Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Vision and Friends of Everton Park have commissioned leading South Korean artist Koo Jeong A to design a new wheels park for Everton Park. The wheels park will be made with luminous concrete to give it a glowing effect.
Liverpool Biennial and FACT are delighted to present the first UK screening of Sharon Lockhart's new feature-length film, Rudzienko. The film will be shown on 17 October at 6.60pm at FACT.
The Museum of Liverpool is to display several unique objects ahead of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s two sell-out gigs on 1 and 2 November 2014, tying in to Liverpool Biennial's Dazzle Ship, currently on display in a dry dock at Liverpool's Albert Dock.
For one week, from Monday 29 September – Friday 3 October, an invited group of artists, curators, designers, and writers will gather to consider the framework for the Liverpool Biennial in 2016 and 2018. Through workshops, visits and public presentations, this project continues and intensifies a strand of Liverpool Biennial’s programme, which has engaged increasingly with the interrelationships between education, art and the urban environment.
Liverpool Biennial has announced a programme of activity throughout September and October including a performative project, The Companion, the announcement of the John Moores Painting Prize winner and the opening of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014.
Liverpool Biennial 2014 opened to the public on Saturday 5 July and remains open at venues across the city until Sunday 26 October.
The vibrant ‘dazzle’ designs, which were used extensively during the First World War as a means of camouflaging war ships, are the inspiration for two spectacular art commissions in Liverpool and London this summer which are part of the 14-18 NOW programme to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Painters from world famous shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird started work on 23 May on Dazzle Ship, a co-commission by Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and ?14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commission to work with the idea of “dazzle” camouflage using an historic pilot ship conserved by ?Merseyside Maritime Museum.
55 artists will join the roster of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, which includes previous exhibitors Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. An integral part of Liverpool Biennial since it began, this year’s show will launch at World Museum, Liverpool from 20 September – 26 October 2014
Tickets are now on sale for a new work by internationally acclaimed composer Michael Nyman. His Symphony No. 11: Hillsborough Memorial is presented by Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Liverpool Cathedral. The performance will be part of the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
Richard Woods' Big L, the second in a series of limited edition prints from Liverpool Biennial is now available to buy from Elaine Cunningham Interiors.
Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool will jointly commission Carlos Cruz-Diez to work with the idea of ‘dazzle’ camouflage in partnership with National Museums Liverpool using an historic pilot ship conserved by Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Los Angeles-based artist Sharon Lockhart will have her first solo presentation in the UK at FACT as part of Liverpool Biennial's curated exhibition
Stages presents new writing and thinking, and is a space for staging research generated from the Biennial’s year-round programme