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 artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool. Founded in 1998, Liverpool Biennial has commissioned over 340 new artworks and presented work by more than 480 artists from around the world

Dates: October 2019 – 2020
Location: Liverpool
Hours: 37.5 per week
Total fee: £22,000
Application deadline: 1 July 2019

Liverpool Biennial, working in collaboration with Arts Council England and Arts Council Korea, is offering an exciting opportunity for an emerging Korean curator to spend a year in Liverpool working with its renowned curatorial team in the preparation for and delivery of Liverpool Biennial 2020.

This project aims to promote the building and development of relations between the UK and Korea, by levering on the international networks and reputation of Liverpool Biennial which is recognised for a high level of artistic excellence and wide-reaching, innovative programme. Liverpool Biennial 2020 will be the first edition for newly appointed Director Fatos Üstek, along with Curator Manuela Moscoso and Head of Programmes Je Yun Moon.

This Fellowship will be valuable opportunity for someone who wants to bring their experience of Korean contemporary art and broker commissions and programmes between British and Korean cultural institutions. There is a fee of £22,000 payable to the successful candidate, to support them during the fellowship. All necessary visas will be secured with the assistance of the Liverpool Biennial team.

Full details of the role can be found here. Potential applicants are welcome to get in touch with Je Yun Moon, Head of Programmes, by email at if they have any questions or queries prior to submitting their application.

If you would like to be considered for the Fellowship please submit the following information to Jane Howard at before noon on Monday 1 July 2019.

  • Your CV;
  • A short description of 2-3 projects that you’ve previously worked on;
  • A statement of approximately 500-1000 words describing your interest in working with Liverpool Biennial and how you see this opportunity to be beneficial to your practice. Please also identify specific skills that you hope to develop during the fellowship, what you feel your professional development needs are or possible mentoring you’d like to get out of the experience. You should also describe your connection to Korean contemporary visual arts;
  • Please also confirm your availability to be in Liverpool for the full period of the residency.

All information must be submitted in English, as fluency in written and spoken English is essential for this Fellowship.

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to interview with the Liverpool Biennial team on Tuesday 9 July 2019. Initial interviews may be done via Skype, dependent upon where candidates are currently based.

Image: Lara Favaretto, Momentary Monument – The Stone, 2016. Photo: Mark McNulty