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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Jesus and Barabbas puppet show, 9 October 2014 at Cricoteka, Kraków. Performance.Photo by Jan Smaga. Copyright the artist, courtesy Cricoteka, Kraków and Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Jesus and Barabbas puppet show, 9 October 2014 at Cricoteka, Kraków. Performance.Photo by Jan Smaga. Copyright the artist, courtesy Cricoteka, Kraków and Sadie Coles HQ, London.

Artists participating in Liverpool Biennial 2016 are invited to co-create a number of episodes, together and with the curatorial faculty, taking a number of scenarios as starting points. Through conversation, Ancient Greece might become Medieval Europe, and the software package might become a virus.

Join some of Liverpool Biennial’s participating artists and hear them talk about their work.

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


Alisa Baremboym (b.1982, Moscow, Soviet Union) lives in New York, USA. Baremboym's work investigates the processes that trace and enact the potentiality of material through erosion and transfusion. Blurring the assumptions in regards to material understanding, her works appropriate and extend critical aspects of materiality in order to gain new insight into the consequences of consumption in our daily lives. Her previous solo exhibition took place at 47 Canal, New York, USA (2015). Her work has been included in numerous group exhibitions in venues such as Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin, Germany (2015); Künstlerhaus KM–, Graz, Austria (2015); Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2013); MoMa PS1, New York, USA (2013); and Sculpture Center, New York, USA (2012). In 2016 she will present new works at Glasgow Sculpture Studios as part of Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK.

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
(b. 1973, London, UK) lives in Glasgow, UK. Chetwynd’s practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. Her work incorporates elements of folk plays, street spectacles, popular culture and Surrealist cinema. Her performances and videos often employ troupes of performers – friends and relatives of the artist – and feature handmade costumes and props. She has performed and exhibited internationally, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2012. Solo exhibitions include those at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2014); Studio Voltaire, London, UK (2014); Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy (2014); Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (2014); and The New Museum, New York, USA (2011-12). She has been involved in numerous group exhibitions such as the Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, UK (2015); the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Göteborg, Sweden (2013); and ‘Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century’, various venues, USA (2012-14). Her upcoming group exhibition will be Glasgow International, Glasgow, UK in 2016.

Audrey Cottin (b. 1984,Saint-Mandé, France) lives in Brussels, Belgium. Cottin is a French (magician facing the wheel of fortune under the sun) artist based in Brussels. Her appearance is colourful, sculptural and spinning. She shares comfort and uneasiness of being in the company of people who don’t stop keeping this world as a continuous creative experiment. Inspired by Robert Filliou’s belief that “everybody is perfect”, Cottin has been searching for a perfect collaboration with people she encounters. This search may include experts of various knowledges, skills and perspectives. The methods of co-working are often defined by what kind of resonance is created between those people* and Cottin herself. Cottin is represented by Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Gent, Belgium.

*writers, sculptors, scientists, all kinds of impressarios etc…

Arseny Zhilyaev (b. 1984, Voronezh, Russia) lives in Moscow and Voronezh, Russia. Using artistic, political, scientific, and museological histories to uncover and propose potential futures, Zhilyaev explores a productive space between fiction and non-fiction. Within his recent projects, the artist casts a revisionist lens on the heritage of soviet museology. Since 2011, Zhilyaev has also been a member of the editorial board of the Moscow art magazine, Khudozhestvennyi Zhurnal. He is a contributor of e-flux journal and others. Recent exhibitions include venues such as Casa dei Tre Oci, V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy (2015); Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France and San Francisco, USA (2014); V-A-C Foundation, Moscow, Russia (2012); and Tretyakov State Gallery, Moscow, Russia (2012).


02 December 2015, 18.30pm


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