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Liverpool Biennial 2016 Artists Talk

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, I won’t wait for grey hairs and worldly cares to soften my views, 2015. Installation view: Callicoon Fine Arts, 2015

Fabien Giraud & Raphael Siboni, Le Barrage, 2010. Photo: Fabrice Gousset

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, I won’t wait for grey hairs and worldly cares to soften my views, 2015. Installation view: Callicoon Fine Arts, 2015

Artists invited to be part of Liverpool Biennial 2016 (9 July - 16 October) are making their first visit to Liverpool. Join them at FACT to hear them talk about their work and discuss episodes, time travel, Ancient Greece, and ‘one day’, with Liverpool Biennial’s curatorial faculty.

This is the fifth in a series of public conversations that exposes and proposes ways of working towards Liverpool Biennial 2016.

Please note this event is now over capacity. Admittance on the night will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


Koenraad Deddobbeleer lives in Brussels. In his practice, everyday objects are modified and arranged in larger entities – spaces in which new relations between them emerge. Recent solo exhibitions include There Is No Real Life, Only The Story Of The Life We Are Currently Living, Projecte SD, Barcelona (2015) and A Useless Labour, Apolitical and of Little Moral Significance, C.L.E.A.R.I.N.G., New York (2014).

Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni live in Paris, France. Their work reflects on cinema history, science and technological evolution. Their recent series The Unmanned traces the history of technology from a non-human perspective. It was presented in shows in Casino Luxembourg; Vox, Montreal; and Centre International d'Art et du Paysage de l'Ile de Vassiviere, Beaumont-du-Lac (2014-2015).

Samson Kambalu lives in London. His practice looks at received ideas regarding art, history or religion using a variety of media, including video, installation and literature. His 'Psychogeographical Nyau Cinema' combines film with site-specific performances. He is currently featured in Okwui Enwezor’s All the World’s Futures, Venice Biennale 2015.

Jumana Manna lives in Berlin. Weaving together the methods of historian, anthropologist and performer, her films and sculptures question the limits of the body in relation to historic narratives of nationalism. She has an upcoming exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery, London (2015), and recent shows include Beirut Art Center (2015); and Sculpture Center, New York (2014).

Elena Narbutaitė is based in Vilnius. Her sculptures combine influences from life, writing, music history, and conversations with scientists. Recent exhibitions include Port Authority, Marco Museo de Arte Contemporanea, Vigo, Spain (2015); Tomorrow night I walked to a dark black star, Art Department Di Tella University, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014); and oO, Lithuanian and Cyprus Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013).

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian have lived and worked together in Dubai since 2009. Their projects are often conceived as collaborative exhibitions. They incorporate assemblages, artworks and unique objects, inviting artists and non-artists to be contributors. Recent shows include Callicoon Fine Arts, New York; the 8th Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane; and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston (2015).

Lucy Beech lives in London. Her video and performance works explore the relationship of individual to the group, often performing the documentary as fiction through choreography and disrupted narrative structures. Forthcoming and recent presentations of her work include Frieze Live, Frieze, London; James Fuentes, New York; Tate Britain, London (with Edward Thomasson); Tetley, Leeds; and The Harris Museum, Preston (all 2015).

Dennis McNulty lives in Dublin. His research often begins with the built environment. Informed by his studies in psychoacoustics, the works often take hybrid forms, drawing on cinema, sculpture, sound and performance. Recent shows include Lofoten International Art Festival: Disappearing Acts, Svolvaer (2015) and PROTOTYPES, Limerick City Gallery of Art (2014).


24 September 2015, 18.30pm


88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ

TicketsFree, booking required.