Liverpool Biennial

The Department of Philosophy holds a long-term collaboration with Liverpool Biennial, the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK.

This partnership helps to promote our research, as well as the contribution Philosophy can make to creating and receiving contemporary art and culture.

During the festival our students and staff work with the local community, sharing knowledge, encouraging new connections and fostering constructive dialogue between different groups and policy makers.

The Philosophy Department leads the framing, organising and curating of a number of events, including:

  • Touched: Philosophy Meets Art Conference, November 2010
  • Human Surface Skin Workshop, July 2012
  • Around Ours Workshop, July 2012
  • Understanding Art, a series of workshops for children and families

 The Liverpool Biennial is the largest festival of contemporary art in the UK and during the 10 weeks of its duration over 600,000 people visit the exhibitions and programmes. In order for such a complex and ambitious project to be possible it is necessary to have a dynamic and capable team.

Many of the volunteers and staff have graduated from the Philosophy programme at Liverpool University and they have worked in all areas of the  Biennial from curatorial to fund-raising. They bring an informed and intelligent approach to their work and play a vital role in the delivery of the Biennial.

Sally Tallant, the Chief Executive Artistic Director of Liverpool Biennial