Liverpool Biennial announces new trustees and dates for 2023 12th edition as it celebrates final week of The Stomach and the Port.

As it celebrates the highlights of the final week of its current edition, The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce five new Trustees joining its Board, chaired by Kathleen Soriano and supported by Director Dr Sam Lackey, and to confirm that the next edition will take place from June to September 2023.

The new Trustees of the non-executive Board of Liverpool Biennial are Rick Behari, Director of Communications, Sky; Reema Khan, Advancement Director, The Business School (formerly Cass); Hetain Patel, Artist; Scott Smith, Head of Digital at National Museums Liverpool; and Ying Tan, Senior Programme Manager, Art Fund.

Kathleen Soriano, Chair, Liverpool Biennial, said:

“This is an exciting moment for Liverpool Biennial as we move towards the future. We are delighted to welcome such a dynamic group of talented professionals to join our Board, each of whom brings with them an exceptional set of skills, experience, and knowledge. With their support, coupled with the vision of our new Director Dr Sam Lackey, we can build on the enormous success and innovative spirit of our 2021 edition, and cement the Biennial’s position as the UK’s leading festival of contemporary art.”

The Stomach and the Port formally comes to an end this Sunday, on 27 June. However, the online portal remains live, with catch-up recordings and resources from this edition’s programme. Visitors to Liverpool will also still be able to see the work of B.O.S.S and Zheng Bo at FACT (on display until 29 August), alongside the work of Jadé Fadojutimi, Laura Huertas Milán, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Roland Persson, Kathleen Ryan and André Romão at Bluecoat (on display until 5 September).

Curated by Manuela Moscoso, The Stomach and the Port asked the questions: what is a body? what does it mean to be human? Set against the backdrop of Liverpool’s colonial history as a port city, 50 artists and collectives from 30 countries across the world were invited to respond to the conceptual framework, exploring the ideas of kinship, porosity and the bodily experience. Featuring 150 works of art, including 47 new commissions, The Stomach and the Port has overcome the challenges of the pandemic to present 9 exhibitions across Liverpool, taking over the iconic Lewis’s Building, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, the Lush Building, Liverpool Central Library and Cotton Exchange, and partnering with renowned art galleries Tate Liverpool, FACT, Open Eye and Bluecoat, alongside 7 outdoor sculptures and installations, and 5 sonic and digital commissions.

Watch our LB2021 Highlights Video here.

The participating artists have included: Larry Achiampong, Black Obsidian Sound System (B.O.S.S), Erick Beltrán, Diego Bianchi, Alice Channer, Judy Chicago, Ithell Colquhuoun, Christopher Cozier, Yael Davids, Ines Doujak & John Barker, Dr. Lakra, Jadé Fadojutimi, Jes Fan, Lamin Fofana, Ebony G. Patterson, Sonia Gomes, Ane Graff, Ayesha Hameed, Camille Henrot, Nicholas Hlobo, Laura Huertas Millán, Sohrab Hura, Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, Rashid Johnson, KeKeÇa, Jutta Koether, SERAFINE1369, Ligia Lewis, Linder, Luo Jr-shin, Jorgge Menna Barreto, Haroon Mirza, Neo Muyanga, Pedro Neves Marques, Roland Persson, Anu Põder, Reto Pulfer, André Romão, Kathleen Ryan, Zineb Sedira, Xaviera Simmons, Teresa Solar, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Jenna Sutela, Martine Syms, UBERMORGEN, Leonardo Impett and Joasia Krysa, Luisa Ungar, Alberta Whittle, Zheng Bo, David Zink Yi.



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