The Curator of the 2025 Liverpool Biennial has been announced as Marie-Anne McQuay.

Appointed for the 13th edition of the event, McQuay will be seconded to curate the Biennial, returning to her current role as Director of Projects at Arts&Heritage in Autumn 2025.

McQuay said of the appointment: “I am so looking forward to reflecting on civic life, researching international exchanges, and collaborating with the wider team on Liverpool Biennial 2025.”

The 2023 Liverpool Biennial, curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa, consisted of a series of outdoor artworks across the city and free exhibitions in venues including Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat, FACT Liverpool, Open Eye Gallery, Victoria Gallery and Museum and World Museum (National Museums Liverpool).

Dr Samantha Lackey, Director of Liverpool Biennial, said “[McQuay’s] longstanding relationship with the city of Liverpool will bring insight and intention to every part of the next festival, re-thinking the city’s changing relationships to the rest of the world.”

The Biennial will take place 7 June – 14 September 2025.

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