Liverpool Biennial, Director
Sally Tallant is the Director of Liverpool Biennial The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Sally has delivered large-scale exhibitions and commissions including a series of Dazzleships in London and Liverpool one if which is a Mersey Ferry by Sir Peter Blake. She has also developed an interdisciplinary approach and has commissioned ambitious music and performance programmes including a new work by Michael Nyman in 2014. Since 2011 he has increased audiences for the Biennial to 877,000 in 2014 and increased sponsorship and private giving from 7% in 2011 to 20% in 2014.
From 2001 – 11 she was Head of Programmes at the Serpentine Gallery, London where she was responsible for the development and delivery of an integrated programme of Exhibitions, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes. She has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hospitals, Schools as well as public commissions. She has developed commissioning programmes for artists in a range of contexts and developed long-term projects including The Edgware Road Project, Skills Exchange and Disassembly. She has also curated performances, sound events, film programmes and conferences including initiating the Park Nights series in the Serpentine Gallery Pavilions and co-curating the Serpentine Gallery Marathon series with Hans Ulrich Obrist. She is a regular contributor to conferences nationally and internationally. She is Vice President of the International Biennial Association and a member of the London Regional Council for the Arts Council of England and a Trustee of Metal.