Liverpool Biennial unveils full programme for 'uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things'. New venues, new outdoor works, new particpating artists and a public programme of free events and performances to take place throughout the 14-week festival.
‘uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things’, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa, examines the thread between Catastrophe and Aliveness, asking how different ways of living and being are possible.
Alicja Biala's new public artwork addresses the urgent issue of the impact of climate change on Merseyside. The work will be open to the public at St Nicholas Place, Princes Dock from 14 July 2022
Alicja Biala’s 'Merseyside Totemy' visualises statistics and figures related to the impact of climate change on the Liverpool City Region, one of the areas most at risk from rising sea levels caused by climate change Three colourful 4.5m totems will be unveiled next to the Liver Building in July 2022. The artwork is latest project commissioned by Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Liverpool BID Company.
On behalf of arts and culture organisations across Liverpool City Region, we welcome and support the LAR festival. Many of us are actively involved in the programme and are proud to be part of the stand that the City is making against racism, intolerance and hate.
Cabinet has given the green light to award £2.712 million to 27 cultural organisations as part of the Culture & Arts Investment Programme (CAIP). The city council funding will be invested in theatre, music events, festivals, visual arts and neighbourhood programmes that are representative of, and engage with, Liverpool’s diverse communities.
Liverpool Biennial, Flat Time House and UP Projects are pleased to announce the ten selected individuals who make up the Constellations ° Cohort 2022.
Khanyisile Mbongwa has been announced as Curator for Liverpool Biennial 2023. The 12th edition will take place June-September 2023.
New report released on the impact of the 11th edition
New public artwork celebrates the notion and origins of ‘scouse-ness’.
Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium (LARC), an alliance of the city’s major cultural organisations, are urging UNESCO to think again as the final decision to remove Liverpool's docks from the World Heritage list is expected later this month.
Liverpool Biennial announces new trustees and dates for 2023 12th edition as it celebrates final week of The Stomach and the Port.
Liverpool Biennial 2021 celebrates the final weeks of the 11th edition The Stomach and the Port (until 27 June) with a weekend of free, live artist activations across the city centre and online from 19 – 20 June.
Liverpool Biennial opens nine exhibitions presenting the complete 11th Edition, The Stomach and the Port
Liverpool Biennial 2021 Plans to Launch Exhibitions Across the City from 19 May in Second Chapter of The Stomach and the Port
Liverpool Biennial unveils new outdoor, sonic and digital commissions alongside Biennial Online Portal, and announces extended opening dates.
The 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial, The Stomach and the Port, will lead with an integrated free Learning Programme for families, schools and the wider community to enjoy in the classroom and at home.
Liverpool Biennial 2021 to open first chapter of The Stomach and the Port on 20 March with major series of outdoor sculpture, sonic and digital commissions, alongside the new Biennial Online Portal.
Liverpool Biennial 2021 and a-n The Artists Information Company join forces to announce five new support and research bursaries for artists across the UK.
Landmark new co–commission by artist Nathan Coley is revealed on Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront
Liverpool Biennial collaborate with independent gallery dot-art to produce a new limited edition and artwork collection.
The 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial, The Stomach and the Port, will take place from 20 March – 6 June 2021.
A statement from the Liverpool Biennial team regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.
Artworks will infiltrate daily life in Liverpool as the first stage of Art in Motion takes hold of the city’s Commercial District.
Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press, Ian McCarthy and Jon Sharples join the Liverpool Biennial Board of Trustees.
Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port looks at the body and ways of connecting with the world.
Increased numbers, more diverse and younger – new findings on the social, cultural and economic impact of Liverpool Biennial 2018 have been published.

Liverpool Biennial is bringing works by leading international artists presented at the 2018 festival to spaces across Northern England in 2019.
After seven years at the helm of the UK biennial of contemporary art, Sally Tallant takes up new role at Queens Museum.
Mark Wallinger's One World football is inspired by the Christmas Truce matches of 1914
Manuela Moscoso has been announced as Curator for Liverpool Biennial 2020, which will take place 11 July – 25 October 2020.
The new project will develop sustainable models of practice, curatorial development and research in the biennial field between 2018 and 2021.
Celebrating 20 years of the Biennial, the Fellowship has been created to recognise and support the work of emerging artists.
The largest festival of contemporary visual art in the UK opens to the public, marking its 20th anniversary with exhibitions, performances, film screenings, family events and talks across the city.
Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool are delighted to announce a new joint project with internationally acclaimed artist Ugo Rondinone – his first public artwork in the UK – called Liverpool Mountain.
The List traces information relating to the deaths of 34,361 refugees and migrants who have lost their lives within, or on the borders of Europe since 1993.
Artists based in the UK and Ukraine are invited to apply for the 2018 iteration of the British Council in Ukraine and Liverpool Biennial's joint residency programme.
Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, has been awarded an OBE for services to the Arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List
Liverpool Biennial and its partners are delighted to be the recipients of Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring fund for 2018-20.
The full programme for the Biennial’s 10th edition, Beautiful world, where are you? has been revealed
Liverpool Biennial has been commissioned to develop and deliver an ambitious art strategy for the public spaces in Liverpool’s Commercial District BID area
The artist list for the 10th edition of Liverpool Biennial, Beautiful world, where are you?, has been revealed.
Eight artists from Ukraine and the UK have been selected to undertake residencies with some of the two countries' leading visual art institutions.
May Calil, Chris Evans, Jonathan Falkingham, Sandeep Parmar and Anna Valle join the Liverpool Biennial Board of Trustees.
Artists based in the UK and Ukraine are invited to apply for the second iteration of the British Council in Ukraine and Liverpool Biennial's joint residency programme.
The ferry’s extension as an artwork until 2019 will be marked with a special event with the artist at Museum of Liverpool on Sunday 23 April.
The 10th edition of the UK biennial of contemporary art will be titled Beautiful world, where are you? and will take place from 14 July – 28 October 2018. It will be curated by Kitty Scott with Sally Tallant and the Biennial team.
An independent report has identified the wide-reaching impact of Liverpool Biennial, assessing the contemporary art festival’s impact on visitors, artists, the city and the arts sector.
Liverpool Biennial 2016 commission, Momentary Monument – The Stone by Italian artist Lara Favaretto, has raised £1,224 for local charity Asylum Link Merseyside.
Liverpool Biennial is thrilled to bring its Limited Editions to Buy Art Fair in Manchester between 22-25 September and SUNDAY art fair in London between 6-9 October.
Liverpool Biennial today announces Kathleen Soriano as the new Chair of its Board, taking up her appointment in October 2016. She replaces Paula Ridley, who has served as Chair of the Biennial since December 2007.
Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with New York based Independent Curators International (ICI) and CACTUS, today announced the artist and curator pairings for the Liverpool Biennial Associate Artists Programme, a major new initiative that aims to support artists based in the North of England to develop their careers internationally.
Liverpool Biennial and AccorHotels have commissioned a new site-specific artwork by award-winning, Swiss-born artist Raphael Hefti for the newly launched Pullman hotel in Liverpool.
The programme for Liverpool Biennial 2016, the largest contemporary art festival in the UK running from 9 July to 16 October 2016, was announced today by Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial.
Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the launch of Dazzle, 2016, a limited edition silkscreen print created by artist Sir Peter Blake.
The British Council and Liverpool Biennial are delighted to announce the four selected Ukraine-based artists which will take part in an 8-week residency programme in Liverpool. The artists have been selected from over 150 applications from across Ukraine.
Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with Independent Curators International (ICI) and CACTUS, today announced a major new initiative, which aims to support artists based in the North of England to develop their careers internationally.
British Council Ukraine and Liverpool Biennial are delighted to launch their new artistic residency programme, connecting artists from Ukraine and Liverpool. This first call is for Ukraine-based artists looking to spend up to 8 weeks in a Liverpool-based residency curated by the Biennial team.
Two new senior appointments have been announced: Kitty Scott will be Co-curator of Liverpool Biennial 2018 and Julie Lomax will join Liverpool Biennial as Director of Development
Liverpool Biennial has announced the participation of 40 international artists in the 2016 Biennial festival of contemporary art, running from 9 July until 16 October.
Sir Peter Blake's dazzle ferry Everybody Razzle Dazzle is part of a special new trail created to highlight Liverpool's links with the First World War. The trail coincides with the arrival of the iconic Poppies: Weeping Window art installation at Liverpool's St George's Hall.
This summer, Liverpool Biennial is hosting a workshop for the Serpentine Galleries' Build Your Own Pavilion: Young Architects competition, to celebrate the 15 year of Serpentine Pavilions and inspire the next generation of architects.
Liverpool Biennial will be exhibiting a selection of limited editions by leading contemporary artists at this year's Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair, 27-28 June 2015
Over 16 weeks, Liverpool Biennial 2014 attracted 877,000 visits and generated £20.7 million of economic impact, making it the most visited edition since starting in 1999. The next Biennial is due to take place from 9 July until 16 October 2016.
Liverpool Biennial is thrilled to announce it has joined Plus Tate, the contemporary visual arts network, together with 15 more organisations. Plus Tate was launched to share collections and expertise and build a network which would use Tate’s resources to strengthen the contemporary visual arts ecology in the UK.
Liverpool Biennial has today launched a series of four new limited edition prints. Four of the artists that were shown in Liverpool Biennial 2014 have very generously made new prints for the Biennial to sell to the public. Carlos Cruz-Diez, Judith Hopf, William Leavitt and Peter Wächtler have all created unique new pieces. Each edition bears a direct connection to artwork shown at the festival and has been numbered and signed by the artist.
Liverpool Biennial in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Vision and Friends of Everton Park have commissioned leading South Korean artist Koo Jeong A to design a new wheels park for Everton Park. The wheels park will be made with luminous concrete to give it a glowing effect.
Liverpool Biennial and FACT are delighted to present the first UK screening of Sharon Lockhart's new feature-length film, Rudzienko. The film will be shown on 17 October at 6.60pm at FACT.
The Museum of Liverpool is to display several unique objects ahead of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s two sell-out gigs on 1 and 2 November 2014, tying in to Liverpool Biennial's Dazzle Ship, currently on display in a dry dock at Liverpool's Albert Dock.
For one week, from Monday 29 September – Friday 3 October, an invited group of artists, curators, designers, and writers will gather to consider the framework for the Liverpool Biennial in 2016 and 2018. Through workshops, visits and public presentations, this project continues and intensifies a strand of Liverpool Biennial’s programme, which has engaged increasingly with the interrelationships between education, art and the urban environment.
Liverpool Biennial has announced a programme of activity throughout September and October including a performative project, The Companion, the announcement of the John Moores Painting Prize winner and the opening of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014.
Liverpool Biennial 2014 opened to the public on Saturday 5 July and remains open at venues across the city until Sunday 26 October.
The vibrant ‘dazzle’ designs, which were used extensively during the First World War as a means of camouflaging war ships, are the inspiration for two spectacular art commissions in Liverpool and London this summer which are part of the 14-18 NOW programme to mark the centenary of the First World War.
Painters from world famous shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird started work on 23 May on Dazzle Ship, a co-commission by Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool and ?14-18 NOW WW1 Centenary Art Commission to work with the idea of “dazzle” camouflage using an historic pilot ship conserved by ?Merseyside Maritime Museum.
55 artists will join the roster of Bloomberg New Contemporaries, which includes previous exhibitors Jake & Dinos Chapman, Tacita Dean, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, David Hockney and Mike Nelson. An integral part of Liverpool Biennial since it began, this year’s show will launch at World Museum, Liverpool from 20 September – 26 October 2014
Tickets are now on sale for a new work by internationally acclaimed composer Michael Nyman. His Symphony No. 11: Hillsborough Memorial is presented by Liverpool Biennial, in partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Liverpool Cathedral. The performance will be part of the opening weekend of Liverpool Biennial 2014.
Richard Woods' Big L, the second in a series of limited edition prints from Liverpool Biennial is now available to buy from Elaine Cunningham Interiors.
Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool will jointly commission Carlos Cruz-Diez to work with the idea of ‘dazzle’ camouflage in partnership with National Museums Liverpool using an historic pilot ship conserved by Merseyside Maritime Museum.
Los Angeles-based artist Sharon Lockhart will have her first solo presentation in the UK at FACT as part of Liverpool Biennial's curated exhibition
Stages presents new writing and thinking, and is a space for staging research generated from the Biennial’s year-round programme