Liverpool Biennial 2018 is its 10th edition, celebrating 20 years of presenting international art in the city and region, and explores the theme of Beautiful world, where are you? which invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil. It takes place between 14 July to 28 October 2018.
The Biennial programme is presented in locations across Liverpool including public spaces and the city’s leading art venues: Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University’s Exhibition Research Lab, National Museums Liverpool, RIBA North, the Liverpool Playhouse, Victoria Gallery & Museum (University of Liverpool), and Blackburne House. See the current programme of international artists here.
Liverpool Biennial 2018 is curated by Kitty Scott (Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario) and Sally Tallant (Director, Liverpool Biennial) with the Liverpool Biennial team: Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey (Head of Production and International Projects), Sinéad McCarthy (Curator), Polly Brannan (Education Curator), and Joasia Krysa (Head of Research).
Also on show during Liverpool Biennial 2018 are partner exhibitions John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery, Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Liverpool John Moores University's Liverpool School of Art & Design, and the Biennial Fringe.
Liverpool Biennial is part of the New North and South network which connects 11 arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia across a three-year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange.
The network comprises Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth, Manchester Museum, Liverpool Biennial, The Tetley in Leeds and Colombo Biennale (Sri Lanka), Dhaka Art Summit (Bangladesh), Karachi and Lahore Biennales (Pakistan), Kochi-Muziris Biennale (India) and the British Council.
It aims to connect with diverse audiences on both continents through a programme of exhibitions and events showcasing the best of contemporary art from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the UK.
Image of Evertro by Koo Jeong: Gareth Jones