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Inishowen Art Festival Feasibility Study: Lewis Biggs at Regional Cultural Centre

Friday February 3, 2023
IAF-Lewis-Biggs-VAI
Show Date & Time:
Friday February 3, 6:00pm
Ticket Price:

Free Admission

Running Time:

2 HOURS

As part of our Feasibility Study for an Inishowen Art Festival Artlink has invited Lewis Biggs to deliver a talk at RCC Letterkenny.

Lewis Biggs is a distinguished Professor of Public Art at Shanghai University (since 2011), and an independent curator (Artranspennine 1998; Aichi Triennale 2013; Folkestone Triennial 2014, 2017, 2021; Land Art Mongolia 2018).
He is also Chairman of the Institute for Public Art www.instituteforpublicart.org a global network of researchers concerned with place creation through culture / art-led urbanism, and supporting the International Award for Public Art.


He was Exhibitions Officer for the Visual Arts Department of the British Council 1984-1987, and UK commissioner for the Sao Paolo Bienal 1986. He was Curator of Exhibitions (1987-90), and then Director of Tate Liverpool (1990-2000) when he was co-founder of Liverpool Biennial.


Under his executive and artistic leadership 2000-2011 Liverpool Biennial focused on newly commissioned art by internationally recognised artists, much of it site-specific for the urban environment, researched collaboratively and realised by a team of locally based curators.


Lewis is a Trustee of the John Moores Painting Prize Trust (promoting painting through open competitions judged anonymously, in the UK and in China) and a Trustee of the International Award for Art Criticism — IAAC. He was a consultant to Kaunas European Capital of Culture 2022, and remains an adviser to Kaunas Biennial.

Presented by Artlink – https://www.artlink.ie/

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