Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest festival of contemporary visual art and their 11th edition, The Stomach and the Port, explores notions of the body and ways of connecting with the world. Not only are Liverpool Biennial taking over unexpected and public spaces, historic sites and art galleries, but there are also online events for you to take part in!

Take a look at Liverpool Biennial’s upcoming events below.

→ The Stomach and the Studio: Online Workshop with Teresa Solar on Wednesday 19 May, 4-6pm

Join Liverpool Biennial 2021 artist Teresa Solar to create your own hybrid designs, science fiction stories and surreal drawings.

14-19 year olds interested in art, writing, design or all three are invited to join artist Teresa Solar for an online workshop exploring all of the above and more! The workshop will be on Zoom, Wednesday 19 May from 4-6pm. Inspired by Teresa Solar’s hybrid, large-scale sculptures of kayak boats and human bones which are on display in Liverpool City Centre, titled Osteoclast (I do not know how I came to be on board this ship, this navel of my ark), 2021.

For Who?

  • For young people in the age range of GCSE to Undergraduate level, this creative workshop and presentation is aimed at people beginning to develop their creative routes.
  • 14-19 year olds interested in drawing, sculpture, design or science fiction or all three.


Teresa Solar explores how our bodies, rivers and cities are places of migration and change. For this workshop, Teresa Solar will work with young artists to write and design in the style of the traditional ‘exquisite corpse’ game. The workshop will look at the how to combine parts of the body, furniture and objects to imagine another way of being and experiencing the world.

The workshop will include:

  1. A short introduction to Teresa Solar’s work and her practice
  2. Observational drawings and designing a hybrid of objects and body
  3. Exploring the work of Solar for Liverpool Biennial 2021 and how this hybrid of the kayak and bone links to the city’s history and port.
  4. Exploring how to write a short science fiction story in response to designs, drawings and imagined objects.


The session will be an immersive and exciting experience with an artist from The Stomach and the Port, learning about the sculptural process from design to production, self-led activities and finally, creating your own section to a collective piece of creative writing responses.

Meet one of the artists of Liverpool Biennial 2021, The Stomach and The Port. Find out more about Teresa Solar’s new commission for this year’s Biennial.

The overall session should leave attendees with things to consider, potential actions or ways to respond to their own personal creative journey.

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→ Liquid Club #16: Xaviera Simmons on Thursday 27 May, 7-8pm

New York based artist Xaviera Simmons will host the Biennial’s monthly Liquid Club!

Joined by Sally Tallant, a previous Director of Liverpool Biennial who currently is Executive Director at Queens Musuem New York, the conversation will explore the unique position of Liverpool in the world’s history and the construction of whiteness in relation to the history of the institution of slavery and its legacy.

Xaviera Simmons photographic and moving image installation can be seen at Liverpool Cotton Exchange Building co-presented with Photoworks.

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