Liverpool Biennial


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Stacked Heads by Rashid Johnson at Canning Dock - a sculpture with plants on with the backdrop of the three graces.


Liverpool Biennial presents a free festival of newly commissioned contemporary art from around the world. It takes place over 14 weeks every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries and online.

Liverpool Biennial 2021

Titled The Stomach and the Port, Liverpool Biennial 2020 explores notions of the body. Drawing on non-Western ways of thinking, this edition challenges an understanding of the individual as a defined, self-sufficient entity. The body is instead seen as a fluid organism that is continuously shaped by and shaping its environment. A plethora of artistic practices inform this edition: many of the artworks include sound, shun direct representation, de-stabilise gender categories or look at intense forms of contact.

The Biennial programme will be presented in locations across Liverpool, including public and unexpected spaces, historic sites and the city’s leading art venues. New for 2020, Liverpool Biennial’s reach will also expand to the city’s historic Fabric District and beyond. A dynamic programme of free exhibitions, performances, screenings and fringe events unfolds over the 15 weeks, shining a light on the city’s vibrant cultural scene.


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Liverpool Biennial 2023 (10 June 2023 - 17 September 2023)

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