Liverpool Biennial has announced the theme and preliminary artist list for its 2020 edition. Titled The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial’s 11th edition is curated by Manuela Moscoso with director, Fatoş Üstek and the Liverpool Biennial team. The theme engages with the idea of the body, not only as an individual being, but also as ‘a fluid organism that is continuously shaped by and shaping its environment’ – using the port city as a point of departure. The biennial, which will host a public programme of performances, screenings and free exhibitions, will be presented at various locations in Liverpool including Bluecoat, FACT, Open Eye Gallery, Tate Liverpool and Victoria Gallery & Museum, as well as public spaces and historic sites between 11 July – 25 October.
A preliminary list of participating artists includes:
Larry Achiampong (UK/Ghana), Erick Beltrán (Mexico), Diego Bianchi (Argentina), Alice Channer (UK), Judy Chicago (USA), Ithell Colquhuon (UK), Christopher Cozier (Trinidad & Tobago), Yael Davids (Jerusalem/Netherlands), Ines Doujak (Austria) & John Barker (UK), Dr. Lakra (Mexico), Jadé Fadojutimi (UK), Jes Fan (Hong Kong/Canada), Lamin Fofana (Sierra Leone/USA), Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica), Sonia Gomes (Brazil), Ane Graff (Norway), Ayesha Hameed (UK/Canada), Camille Henrot (France), Nicholas Hlobo (South Africa), Laura Huertas Millán (Colombia), Sohrab Hura (India), Evan Ifekoya (UK), Invernomuto (Italy) & Jim C. Nedd (Italy), Rashid Johnson (USA), KeKeÇa (Turkey), Jutta Koether (Germany), Last Yearz Interesting Negro (UK), Ligia Lewis (USA/Dominican Republic), Linder (UK), Luo Jr‐shin (Taiwan), Jorge Menna Barreto (Brazil), Haroon Mirza (UK), Neo Muyanga (South Africa), Pedro Neves Marques (Portugal), Roland Persson (Sweden), Anu Põder (Estonia), Reto Pulfer (Switzerland/Germany), André Romão (Portugal), Kathleen Ryan (USA), Zineb Sedira (France), Xaviera Simmons (USA), Teresa Solar (Spain), Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (Spain/Brazil), Jenna Sutela (Finland), UBERMORGEN (Austria/USA) & Leonardo Impett (UK/Italy), Luisa Ungar (Colombia/Austria), Alberta Whittle (Barbados), Zheng Bo (China), David Zink Yi (Peru/Germany)
11 November 2019