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LJMU Luminary Lecture: Fatos Üstek and Manuela Moscoso

Fatos Üstek. Photo: Christa Holka

Manuela Moscoso. Photo: Jacobo Braun

Fatos Üstek. Photo: Christa Holka

Join us for a conversation with Liverpool Biennial Director Fatoş Üstek and 2020 Curator Manuela Moscoso, as part of Liverpool John Moores University’s Luminary Lecture series.

Liverpool Biennial 2020 starts by looking at the body and its possible futures, from the inside out. The central anchoring point of these queries is Liverpool: the visible and invisible dynamics of this historic port are taken as ‘portents’ for the future body.

Fatoş Üstek (b.1980, Turkey) is Director of Liverpool Biennial, jury member for the Turner Prize 2020 and external member of the acquisitions committee for the Arts Council Collection (2018-2020). She is recipient of the curatorial fellowship at Tornabuoni Art, London (2018) and curator of Do Ho Suh’s largest UK commission (2018-2020) by Art Night and Sculpture in the City. She formerly acted as director and chief curator of DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation), curator of miart Talks 2018, Milano; Art Night 2017, East London; and fig-2: 50 projects in 50 weeks (2015), ICA Studio, London. She is founding member of the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA); trustee of Art Night; member of AICA UK; and ICI Alumni.

Manuela Moscoso (b.1978, Ecuador) joined the Biennial from Tamayo Museo in Mexico City, where she was the Senior Curator. Moscoso was the adjunct curator of the 12th Cuenca Biennial and the co-curator of the Queens International 2011 biennial. In 2012 she was appointed co-director of Capacete, a residency programme based in Brazil where she also co-ran the curatorial programme Typewriter. Moscoso has collaborated with CA2M, Di Tella, MAM Medellin, Museo de Rio, RedCat and Fundació Miró among other institutions. 

There will be a drinks reception at 5pm. 


09 October 2019, 5–6.30pm


Liverpool John Moores University's School of Art and Design, John Lennon Art & Design Building
2 Duckinfield St
L3 5RD

Free, no booking required