International Curators Forum Residency

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In partnership with International Curators Forum, Metal will host three curators from the Beyond the Frame programme for the duration of Liverpool Biennial 2018.

The three selected curators are Kat AndersonKatarzyna Sobucka and Sunil Shah.

The residencies will involve each curator developing a new project, alongside artists from their networks, in response to the Biennial festival theme and the city of Liverpool.


Kat Anderson– Looking at the black body, otherness and mental health. Hoping to work with Granby Community Mental Health Group. Researching archetypes in horror films, Enoch Powell and the haunting of Newsham Park.

Katarzyna Sobucka The Illusion of Return is a project that looks at themes of migration, home and belonging. Presenting a programme inspired by work from a group of artists who are originally from Poland but have decided to live in the UK and the results of a recent residency where there were asked to “go back home”.

Sunil Shah– Looking at “non-conventional space” and how artists have used these spaces to create agency, particularly responding to the role this plays during a Biennial year. This will be explored through a screening programme and series of talks/discussions with the local arts community.


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Project supported by International Curators Forum.


Beyond the Frame is a 22-month long project designed to deliver mentoring and professional development to ten emerging UK based curators through cross-generational exchange with ten selected mentors, in partnership with University of the Arts London with the support of the Arts Council England Elevate Fund and Bloomberg Philanthropies.