Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, North West, United Kingdom
Due to the impact of Covid-19, the 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial: The Stomach and the Port will now take place in 2021. A full statement from the Liverpool Biennial team can be found here. Further information on new dates will be released in due course.
Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art. Taking over unexpected and public spaces, historic sites and art galleries, the Biennial has been transforming the city through art for over two decades. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings and fringe events unfolds over 15 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.
The 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, explores notions of the body and ways of connecting with the world. Drawing on non-Western ways of thinking, this edition challenges an understanding of the individual as a defined, self-sufficient entity. The body is instead seen as a fluid organism that is continuously shaped by and shaping its environment. Liverpool, and its maritime history as a point of global contact and circulation, provides the perfect ecosystem to situate these enquiries.
More than 50 leading international artists have been invited to respond to this theme within the context of the city. New for 2020, Liverpool Biennial’s reach will expand to the city’s historic Fabric District and beyond.
Liverpool Biennial 2020: The Stomach and the Port is curated by Manuela Moscoso with artistic director Fatoş Üstek and the Liverpool Biennial team.