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ROSL ARTS is very proud to share the first list of selected artists to be exhibiting at the 10th Liverpool Biennial. We are especially proud as our 2017 visual art Scholar Madiha Aijaz, from Pakistan, is a participating artist with the support of ROSL ARTS and the ROSL membership. 


Titled Beautiful world, where are you? the exciting few months of art in Liverpool will take place from the 14 July – 28 October 2018. The Biennial programme is presented in locations across the city, including public spaces and the city’s leading art venues. The 2018 edition is curated by Kitty Scott (Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Ontario) and Sally Tallant (Director, Liverpool Biennial) with the Liverpool Biennial team. Sally Tallant, said: “The 10th edition of the Biennial is an important moment for all of us, marking 20 years in the city, and inviting artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil. We are proud to be part of the City’s programme for the 10th anniversary of Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008, alongside Tate Liverpool, itself celebrating its 30th anniversary.”

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Madiha Aijaz (Karachi, Pakistan) lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan. Working with photographs, film, and fiction, Aijaz’s practice is concerned with how pleasure and entertainment are experienced in public spaces. She photographs the railways, devotional towns and public libraries, reading spaces which are fraught with civic failures but continue to remain functional. Her book on Hindu temples, Call to Conscience was published in 2014. Aijaz is an Assistant Professor at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons with a Fulbright Scholarship. 

Recent and upcoming exhibitions include the Karachi Biennial, Pakistan (2017); 10th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India (2017); IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi, India (2015); and Urban Flux Film Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa (2012).

Head to the Biennial website for more information. The other artists exhibiting are:

Exhibiting artists:

Madiha Aijaz (Pakistan)
Abbas Akhavan (Iranian, lives in Canada)
Francis Alÿs (Belgian, lives in Mexico)
Ei Arakawa (Japanese, lives in USA)
Kevin Beasley (USA)
Mohamed Bourouissa (Algerian, lives in France)
Banu Cennetoğlu (Turkey)
Roberto Cuoghi (Italy)
Shannon Ebner (USA)
Paul Elliman (UK)
Inci Eviner (Turkey)
Aslan Gaisumov (Chechnya)
Ryan Gander (UK)
Joseph Grigely (USA)
Holly Hendry (UK)
Lamia Joreige (Lebanon)
Brian Jungen (Canada)
Janice Kerbel (Canadian, lives in UK)
Duane Linklater (Canada)
Mae-ling Lokko (Saudi Arabian, lives in Ghana and USA)
Taus Makhacheva (Russia)
Ari Benjamin Meyers (American, lives in Germany)
Naeem Mohaiemen (Bangladeshi, lives in USA)
Paulina Olowska (Poland)             
George Osodi (Nigeria)
Silke Otto-Knapp (German, lives in USA)
Mathias Poledna (Austrian, lives in USA)
Annie Pootoogook (Canada)
Reetu Sattar (Bangladesh)           
Suki Seokyeong Kang (South Korea)
Iacopo Seri (Italy)             
The Serving Library (American, lives in UK and USA)          
Agnès Varda (Belgian, lives in France)
Joyce Wieland (Canada)
Haegue Yang (South Korean, lives in South Korea and Germany)
Rehana Zaman (UK)

Lead image: Madiha Aijaz, Sehwan End of Moharram, 2016

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