Our full exhibition programme is now open!
Bringing together the complete presentation of our 11th edition, the final 'indoor' chapter unites our full artist list through nine exhibition venues, outdoor sculptures, sonic & digital commissions and online events programme. The Stomach and the Port, curated by Manuela Moscoso, showcases the work of 50 leading, and emerging, artists and collectives from 30 countries around the world – including 47 new commissions.
Exploring concepts of the body, the LB2021 draws on non-Western thinking that challenges our understanding of the individual as a defined, self-sufficient, entity. Instead, the body is seen as fluid, being continuously shaped by, and actively shaping its environment. At the heart of this Biennial edition is Liverpool’s history as a port city, an active agent in the process of modernisation, change, and colonialism. Through the visible and invisible dynamics of the port’s past, the 11th edition envisions different forms of being human and explores what bodies have the potential to be.
Presented across the city’s historic sites and new locations, the artists have taken over the Lewis’s Building, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, Lush Building, Liverpool Central Library and Cotton Exchange with site specific exhibitions, while new commissions and existing works are on display in the city’s leading art venues, Tate Liverpool, FACT, Bluecoat and Open Eye Gallery.
Participating artists include: Larry Achiampong, Black Obsidian Sound System, Erick Beltrán, Diego Bianchi, Alice Channer, Judy Chicago, Ithell Colquhuoun, Christopher Cozier, Yael Davids, Ines Doujak & John Barker, Dr. Lakra, Jadé Fadojutimi, Jes Fan, Lamin Fofana, Ebony G. Patterson, Sonia Gomes, Ane Graff, Ayesha Hameed, Camille Henrot, Nicholas Hlobo, Laura Huertas Millán, Sohrab Hura, Invernomuto & Jim C. Nedd, Rashid Johnson, KeKeÇa, Jutta Koether, SERAFINE1369, Ligia Lewis, Linder, Luo Jr – shin, Jorgge Menna Barreto, Haroon Mirza, Neo Muyanga, Pedro Neves Marques, Roland Persson, Anu Põder, Reto Pulfer, André Romão, Kathleen Ryan, Zineb Sedira, Xaviera Simmons, Teresa Solar, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Jenna Sutela, Martine Syms, UBERMORGEN, Leonardo Impett and Joasia Krysa, Luisa Ungar, Alberta Whittle, Zheng Bo, David Zink Yi.
Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services