Liverpool Biennial announces 2018 artists

Liverpool Biennial announces 2018 artists

Liverpool Biennial has announced the first list of international artists selected for its 10th edition, taking place between 14 July and 28 October 2018.

In 'Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?' the UK's largest festival of contemporary art celebrates 20 years of presenting international art in the city and region. 

Inviting artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil, the free programme of exhibitions and events will be presented in locations across Liverpool, including public spaces and the city’s leading art venues. 

The artists announced are:

Madiha Aijaz (Pakistan)

Abbas Akhavan (Iran/Canada)

Francis Alÿs (Belgium/Mexico)

Ei Arakawa (Japan/USA)

Kevin Beasley (USA)

Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/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(Canada/UK)

Duane Linklater (Canada)     

Mae-Ling Lokko (Saudi Arabia/Ghana)

Taus Makhacheva (Russia)  

Ari Benjamin Meyers (USA/Germany)

Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladesh/USA)

Paulina Olowska (Poland)     

George Osodi (Nigeria)

Silke Otto-Knapp (Germany/USA)    

Mathias Poledna (Austria/USA)         

Annie Pootoogook † (Canada)

Reetu Sattar (Bangladesh)    

Suki Seokyeong Kang (South Korea)

Iacopo Seri (Italy)      

The Serving Library (USA/UK)

Agnès Varda (Belgium/France)

Joyce Wieland † (Canada)

Haegue Yang (South Korea/Germany)

Rehana Zaman (UK)

Also on show during Liverpool Biennial 2018 are partner exhibitions John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery and Bloomberg New Contemporaries at LJMU’s Liverpool School of Art & Design. The Biennial Fringe programme will be published in 2018.

Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, 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.”

Image: Agnes Varda, Cinq rêveurs et un piquet (film still), 2012.jpg


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