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First details of programme announced for 10th Liverpool Biennial in 2018

Liverpool Biennial, the UK biennial of contemporary art, today announced the first list of artists selected for its 10th edition in 2018, titled Beautiful world, where are you?.

First details of programme announced for 10th Liverpool Biennial in 2018

by Culture Liverpool

Featured image: Haegue Yang, Quasi-Pagan Modern, 2016.

Liverpool Biennial returns in 2018 from 14 July – 28 October with the programme presented in locations across the city 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.

Commissioning partners include Chisenhale Gallery, Dhaka Art Summit, Hospitalfield, Karachi Biennale, The Liverpool BID Company, ROSL Arts, The Tetley, and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Liverpool Biennial 2018 is curated by Kitty Scott (Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, 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 and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at Liverpool John Moores University’s Liverpool School of Art & Design. The Biennial Fringe programme will be published in 2018.

Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial and Co-Curator, said:

“The 10th edition of the Biennial is an important moment for all of us, marking 20 years in the city, and inviting artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil. We are proud to be part of the City’s programme for the 10th anniversary of Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008, alongside Tate Liverpool, itself celebrating its 30th anniversary.”

Holly Hendry, Homeostasis, 2014

Artists announced today are:

Madiha Aijaz (Pakistan)
Abbas Akhavan (Iranian, lives in Canada)
Francis Alÿs (Belgian, lives in Mexico)
Ei Arakawa (Japanese, lives in USA)
Kevin Beasley (USA)
Mohamed Bourouissa (Algerian, lives in France)
Banu Cennetoğlu (Turkey)
Roberto Cuoghi (Italy)
Shannon Ebner (USA)
Paul Elliman (UK)
Inci Eviner (Turkey)
Aslan Gaisumov (Chechnya)
Ryan Gander (UK)
Joseph Grigely (USA)
Holly Hendry (UK)
Lamia Joreige (Lebanon)
Brian Jungen (Canada)
Janice Kerbel (Canadian, lives in UK)
Duane Linklater (Canada)
Mae-ling Lokko (Saudi Arabian, lives in Ghana and USA)
Taus Makhacheva (Russia)
Ari Benjamin Meyers (American, lives in Germany)
Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladeshi, lives in USA)
Paulina Olowska (Poland)
George Osodi (Nigeria)
Silke Otto-Knapp (German, lives in USA)
Mathias Poledna (Austrian, lives in USA)
Annie Pootoogook † (Canada)
Reetu Sattar (Bangladesh)
Suki Seokyeong Kang (South Korea)
Iacopo Seri (Italy)
The Serving Library (American, lives in UK and USA)
Agnès Varda (Belgian, lives in France)
Joyce Wieland † (Canada)
Haegue Yang (South Korean, lives in South Korea and Germany)
Rehana Zaman (UK)

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