The Liverpool Biennial has announced that Kitty Scott will co-curate the 2018 edition. Also announced was Julie Lomax’s appointment as director of development.
Since 2012, Scott has been the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of modern and contemporary art. Prior to that, she worked at the Banff Centre, the Serpentine Galleries, and the National Gallery of Canada. Over the past decade and a half, Scott has curated shows of work by Francis Alÿs, Paul Chan, Peter Doig, and Frances Stark, among many others. In addition to her work for the AGO, Scott is known for editing the book Raising Frankenstein: Curatorial Education and Its Discontents, and for lecturing about art and curating across North America.
Lomax comes from the Australia Council for Arts, where she is currently the director of visual arts. Previously, Lomax has also worked at the Arts Council England, the Whitechapel Gallery, the Serpentine Galleries, and Artangel. She’ll begin working at the Liverpool Biennial in March 2016.
“We are delighted to be able to appoint such exceptional international colleagues to join our team and look forward to working with them in Liverpool,” Sally Tallant, the director of the Liverpool Biennial, said in a statement. “Securing these significant appointments demonstrates our commitment to long-term planning and to ensuring that there is a consistency of vision for the development of the programming for Liverpool Biennial in the future.”