Details of the artists taking part in the 2016 Liverpool Biennial have been revealed. Taking place across the city in both indoor and outdoor sites, the 37 international artists will exhibit specially commissioned work in galleries, museums, pubs, unused spaces, stations, hotels, parking lots, shops and supermarkets.
Curating the 2016 biennial are: Sally Tallant, Dominic Willsdon, Francesco Manacorda, Raimundas Malasauskas, Joasia Krysa, Rosie Cooper, Polly Brannan and Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey.
Sally Tallant, director of Liverpool Biennial, said: “We are looking forward to working with artists from Asia, India, North and South America, the Middle East, Russia and Europe in the city.
“It is exciting to bring these artists together with the people of Liverpool to make this a place where art and artists can thrive and to create a focus for international contemporary art.”
In addition, children will work together with artists and the biennial team to develop a series of new exhibitions, projects and publications specifically for young audiences.
List of artists
The full list of confirmed artists for the 2016 Liverpool Biennial is:
Lawrence Abu Hamdan (Jordan / UK / Lebanon), Alisa Baremboym (USA), Lucy Beech (UK), Mariana Castillo Deball (Mexico), Yin-Ju Chen (Taiwan), Ian Cheng (USA), Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (Australia/UK), Céline Condorelli (Italy / Switzerland / UK), Audrey Cottin (France), Koenraad Dedobbeleer (Belgium), Jason Dodge (USA), Lara Favaretto (Italy), Danielle Freakley (Australia), Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni (France), Ana Jotta (Portugal), Samson Kambalu (Malawi), Oliver Laric (Austria), Mark Leckey (UK), Adam Linder (Australia), Jumana Manna (Palestine), Rita McBride (USA), Dennis McNulty (Ireland), Elena Narbutaite (Lithuania), Lu Pingyuan (China), Michael Portnoy(USA), Sahej Rahal (India), Hesam Rahmanian, Ramin and Rokni Haerizadeh (Iran), Koki Tanaka (Japan), Villa Design Group (UK/USA), Krzysztof Wodiczko (Poland), Betty Woodman (USA), Arseny Zhilyaev (Russia).
Liverpool Biennial runs 9 July – 16 October 2016. www.biennial.com
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