Sally Tallant is the Director of Liverpool Biennial. She has delivered large-scale exhibitions and commissions. She has also developed an interdisciplinary approach and has commissioned ambitious music and performance programmes including a new work by Michael Nyman in 2014.
From 2001–2011 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.
Sally has curated exhibitions in a wide range of contexts including the Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hospitals and Schools, as well as public commissions. 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.
Sally is a regular contributor to conferences nationally and internationally. Sally 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.
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