Sally Tallant Appointed Executive Director of Queens Museum in New York

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Huge congratulations to Sally Tallant, currently Director of Liverpool Biennial, on her new appointment as Executive Director of Queens Museum in New York.

An internationally recognised curator and educator, Sally Tallant was appointed Artistic Director and CEO of Liverpool Biennial in 2011. Over the last seven years, she has created a pioneering model of a biennial underpinned by a year-round programme of research, education and public art commissions, including the Dazzle Ships series and Ugo Rondinone’s Liverpool Mountain.

Tallant has overseen four editions of Liverpool Biennial and has commissioned more than 180 international artists’ projects and large-scale performances, working closely with the city’s major arts organisations, as well as museums and cultural institutions internationally. She is recognised as a leader in the field of public and socially-engaged art and education and speaks regularly at conferences across the world. She is Vice-President of the International Biennial Association, formed in 2012, a Council Member of the London Arts Council for Arts Council England, and in 2018 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the arts.

Kathleen Soriano, Chair of the Board of Liverpool Biennial, said: “We want to thank Sally Tallant for her inspirational leadership and multiple achievements as Artistic Director and CEO of Liverpool Biennial. We have been fortunate to benefit from all the brilliant work she has done for Liverpool and the Biennial over the last seven years. She will be hugely missed by all who work with her, as well as the wider Liverpool community who have benefitted from her dedication to bringing the work of world class artists to every part of the city, and truly involving everybody in the experience of art, proving that art is accessible to all.”

Sally Tallant will take up her new role at Queens Museum in Spring 2019. Liverpool Biennial is beginning the search for a suitable successor.