Liverpool Biennial Launches 11th Edition Titled The Stomach And The Port

The Liverpool Biennial opens today, showcasing nine new exhibitions, bringing together the complete presentation of the 11th Edition

18 March 2021


Liverpool Biennial Unveils 11th Edition Outside Chapter

Liverpool Biennial has unveiled the first ‘outside’ chapter of the 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, ahead of the public opening on 20 March

24 November 2020


Fatos Üstek Quits Directorship of Liverpool Biennial – Society of Antiquaries Priced Out Of Mayfair – Xora’s Sleeping Protest Aimed At JK Rowling

Fatos Üstek Quits Directorship of Liverpool Biennial – Society of Antiquaries Priced Out Of Mayfair – Xora’s Sleeping Protest Aimed At JK Rowling

9 July 2020


 Liverpool Biennial Announces New 2021 Dates

The 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial, under the directorship of  Fatoş Üstek will take place from 20 March – 6 June 2021. Titled The Stomach and the Port, the programme will be delivered as conceived initially but responsive to the new context – curated by Manuela Moscoso, with the artist list announced in November 2019.  

12 February 2019


Fatos Ustek Appointed Director Of Liverpool Biennial

Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as the new Director of Liverpool Biennial.

6 November 2018


Sally Tallant Moves To Queens Museum NY As New Executive Director

The Board of Queens Museum in New York has announced the appointment of Sally Tallant as its new Executive Director. She will take up her appointment in Spring 2019.

15 March 2018


Liverpool Biennial Announce Programme For 20th Anniversary Edition

Liverpool Biennial, will mark its 20th anniversary this year with the 10th edition under the title Beautiful world, where are you?

5 July 2016


The Ninth Liverpool Biennial Readies For Launch This Weekend

The Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s most established international art event. Under the creative guidance of Sally Tallant. It takes over across the city in the form of a free festival, of newly commissioned contemporary art. This year Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Mark Leckey will be referencing the past, present and future. Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and […]

1 February 2016


Liverpool Biennial Announces Development Programme To Further Northern Artist’s Careers

The Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with New York based Independent Curators International (ICI) and Cactus Gallery, have announced a major new initiative, which aims to support artists based in the North of England to develop their careers internationally. The £290,000 Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme is supported by a £250,000 investment from the Arts Council England International Showcasing fund. Artists are increasingly […]

28 November 2014

Bloomberg New Contemporaries – A kaleidoscope Of Style At The ICA

The alumni of New Contemporaries, the annual emerging graduate-artist prize, are an esteemed group – Tacita Dean, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Ed Atkins, and Laure Prouvost to name a handful – and it’s almost certain that a number of 2014’s vintage of 55 selected graduates will go on to great things. But this year, one […]

24 November 2014


Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014 Opens At ICA London

From today the ICA will be presenting the ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ – welcoming back the exhibition of fresh talent to its galleries for the fifth year running. Marking its 65th anniversary, selectors Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga have chosen works by 55 of the most promising artists emerging from UK art schools; […]

21 September 2014


Octogenarian Artist Rose Wylie Wins John Moores Painting Prize 2014

The John Moores Painting Prize – one of the UK’s most prestigious painting awards – has been awarded to artist Rose Wylie at the age of 80. Wylie staged an exhibition in 2013, at Tate Britain which was described as “a national treasure” by fellow artist Cornelia Parker. The artist’s paintings have begun to receive […]

19 September 2014


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Opens At Liverpool Biennial

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries has been an integral part of Liverpool Biennial since 1999. This year 55 artists join the event which includes previous exhibitors; Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, and Mike Nelson. This year’s New Contemporaries launches at World Museum, Liverpool before touring to ICA, London. This annual national […]

9 July 2014

Michael Nyman: Hillsborough Memorial Symphony An Optimistic Triumph Of Determination

On Saturday 5th July, 2014, a co-production between Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Liverpool Biennial with Liverpool Cathedral, commissioned Michael Nyman’s Symphony No.11: Hillsborough Memorial, to mark  the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Michael Nyman’s Symphony No 11: Hillsborough Memorial was a moving  performance. We went to the cathedral with little knowledge of how […]

4 July 2014


Liverpool Biennial: All Moves North For Britain’s Most Important Art Event

Liverpool’s Biennial is here and opens tomorrow, with a press view today. It is set to take over the city with hundreds of new commissions over dozens of venues. Tate Liverpool will be presenting a brand new commission by French architect Claude Parent, one of France’s most important modernist architects. He will realise a major […]

17 June 2014


Liverpool Biennial Unveil WW1 Dazzle Ship By Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez

The vibrant ‘dazzle’ designs, which were used extensively during the First World War as a means of camouflaging war ships, are the inspiration for two spectacular art commissions in Liverpool and London this summer which are part of the 14-18 NOW programme to mark the centenary of the First World War. In Liverpool, Venezuelan artist […]

22 May 2014


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announces Artists For 2014 Liverpool Biennial Exhibition

Fifty five artists have been chosen for Bloomberg New Contemporaries this year. The annual exhibition will open in Liverpool during the Biennial in September.  Previous exhibitors for the event have included Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. 2014 marks the 65th anniversary of New Contemporaries which […]

27 August 2012


Oded Hirsch Installation Commissioned For Liverpool Biennial

Oded Hirsch, an Israeli artist who works primarily in video and photography launches his project for the Liverpool Biennial in September. This commission is the first time he has produced a public realm installation, continuing the Biennial’s tradition of commissioning artwork for public spaces. Linking the London 2012 Festival with the UK’s biennial of international […]