Dr. Lakra

Dr. Lakra, Untitled (Japonés y cigarro), 2009. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City, New York

Dr. Lakra, Ahen no Yume, 2018. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: Omar Luis Olguín

Dr. Lakra, Sin título / Untitled (Lyn May), 2003. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: César Flores

Dr. Lakra, Untitled (Shattered), 2009. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City. Photo: Estudio Michel Zabé

Dr. Lakra, Untitled (Japonés y cigarro), 2009. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City, New York

Dr. Lakra created a series of drawings for the visual identity of Liverpool Biennial 2021. Lakra is well known for his drawing practice, inspired by the history of tattooing – a practice across the globe since Neolithic times re-introduced to the Western modern world after an increase in popularity amongst British and American sailors in 1700s. His images transform and translate the conceptual ideas and entry points of the Biennial, combining body parts and Liverpudlian landscapes.

Dr. Lakra is collaborating with Liverpool Biennial and designers Sara De Bondt and Mark El-khatib on producing the visual identity for LB2021.

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. This commission is supported by the British Council, Patronato de Arte Contemporáneo, A.C., and Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom.