press release

Liverpool Biennial 2020
11.07.2020 - 25.10.2020

Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place every two years across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, the Biennial commissions international artists to make and present work in the context of Liverpool.

Liverpool Biennial 2020 will take place from 11 July to 25 October 2020.

Liverpool Biennial is underpinned by a programme of research, education, residencies and commissions. Founded in 1998, the Biennial has commissioned over 340 new artworks and presented work by more than 480 artists from around the world.

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Liverpool Biennial is delighted to announce the appointment of Manuela Moscoso as Curator for Liverpool Biennial 2020, which will take place 11 July – 25 October 2020.

Moscoso, who will co-curate the 11th edition with the Liverpool Biennial team, said: "I am thrilled to be moving to Liverpool to start working with the talented team on the next edition of the Biennial. It is a challenge and a great new context in which to set my mind, and my heart, at play."

Sally Tallant, Director of Liverpool Biennial, said: “We are delighted that Manuela Moscoso will be joining us for 2020 and bringing her expertise to the team. I look forward to welcoming Manuela to the city and working with her together with our partners in Liverpool.”

Manuela Moscoso, originally from Ecuador, is currently the Senior Curator at Tamayo Museo, Mexico City. She is part of Zarigüeya, a programme that activates relations between contemporary art and the pre-Columbian collection of the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado, Ecuador. Moscoso was the adjunct curator at the 12th Cuenca Biennial and the co-curator of the Queens International 2011 Biennial. In 2012 she was appointed co-director of Capacete, a residency programme based in Brazil where she also co-ran the curatorial programme, Typewriter. Moscoso has collaborated with CA2M, Di Tella, MAM Medellin, Museo de Rio, RedCat, Fundació Miró among other institutions. Her work and research focuses on artistic production that can articulate critical present endeavours, interrogating a linear history and univocal perspectives. Moscoso has a master’s degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, London.