23 June – 26 June 2015
Sally Tallant (b. 1967, United Kingdom) is the Director of Liverpool Biennial – The UK Biennial of International Contemporary Art.
From 2001 – 2011 she was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of Exhibitions, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes. She has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hospitals, Schools as well as public commissions. She has developed commissioning programmes for artists in a range of contexts and developed long-term projects including The Edgware Road Project, Skills Exchange and Disassembly. She has also curated performances, sound events, film programmes and conferences. She is a regular contributor to conferences nationally and internationally. She is a Trustee of Metal, and Advisory Board Member of Open Arts Archive (Open University), a Board Member of the International Biennial Association and a member of the London Regional Council for the Arts Council of England.
Sally Tallant, presents a talk within our framework of our overarching curatorial narrative Place.Labour.Capital as her current position, Director of the Liverpool Biennial, is situated in a post-industrial port city feeling the effects of flows of global capital and an area which has historical known different routes of migration. During research Tallant will meet with a number of Singapore artists to understand their concerns and practices as well as visit institutions within Singapore to get an understanding of the arts ecosystem.
In this talk, Sally Tallant, Director of the Liverpool Biennial will focus on the structure and the relationship of Liverpool Biennial to the city of Liverpool, and will outline her plan for the next decade. The Liverpool Biennial is the UK Biennial of Contemporary Art underpinned by a programme of research, education, residencies and commissions.
Sally Tallant is the Director of Liverpool Biennial – The UK Biennial of International Contemporary Art. From 2001 – 11 she was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of Exhibitions, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes. She received her MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London.