Lewis Biggs

Lewis BIGGS (United Kingdom) is an independent curator (Co-Curator, Aichi Triennale 2013; Curator, Folkestone Triennial 2014, 2017, 2020; Curator, Land Art Mongolia 2018; advisory curator Kaunas Biennial 2019). As International Adviser and now Distinguished Professor of Public Art at Shanghai University (since 2011) he is also Chairman of the Institute for Public Art, dedicated to the research, propagation, and advocacy of artist-led urbanism. He was a Director of Tate Liverpool (1990–2000); and General Series Editor for Tate Modern Artists Series, Tate Publishing 2001–14. Lewis was the Artistic Director / CEO of Liverpool Biennial 2000–11. The Biennial exhibitions under his leadership focused on newly-commissioned art, much of it site specific for the urban environment, researched collaboratively and realised by a team of locally based curators.