Over the past 25 years, Liverpool Biennial has delivered ground-breaking programmes that have changed the cultural landscape of Liverpool.
Since its inception in 1998 Liverpool Biennial has worked with over 560 artists and commissioned over 380 artworks. We have delivered 34 collaborative neighbourhood projects and received over 49 million visits.
Through our exhibitions at partner venues, commissions in public spaces, artist residencies and long-term projects with local communities, as well as our year-round education and professional development programmes, Liverpool Biennial is embedded in the fabric of the City Region. Due to the nature of our organisation and ways we work, we can take art to the people and make it part of daily life in and across the city. Our programme allows us to create different encounters across the city and reach new audiences year on year.
Amongst artists presented in previous editions are Doug Aitken, John Akomfrah, Mona Hatoum, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami, Yoko Ono, Ai Weiwei, Franz West, Judy Chicago, and Jade Fadojutimi.
Major public artworks commissioned by Liverpool Biennial include Ugo Rondinone’s ‘Liverpool Mountain’ (2018), Peter Blake’s ‘Everybody Razzle Dazzle’ (2015), Jaume Plensa’s ‘Dream’ (2009), Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ (2005), and Koo Jeong A’s ‘Evertro’ (2015).
As we start planning the next 25 years, we will continue to create a positive impact through art by connecting local, national, and international visitors with Liverpool’s thriving visual arts scene.
We look forward to seeing you in Liverpool!
Artists and Commissions
1998 The Biennial was founded
380 New artworks commissioned
560 Artists we have worked with