Bryan Biggs is Artistic Director of Bluecoat, Liverpool’s contemporary arts centre, curating exhibitions including: The End of the Line: Attitudes in Drawing (Hayward Touring and mima, 2009); Under the Volcano: An Exhibition for Malcolm Lowry (2009); Democratic Promenade (2011); Public View, and In the Peaceful Dome (both 2017), for Bluecoat’s tercentenary.
His guest curated exhibitions include New Contemporaries (1986), Walk On (Shanghai Biennale, 2006) and The Art School Dance Goes On Forever, looking at archetypal art school band Deaf School (Liverpool John Moores University, 2013). He was on the Liverpool Biennial curating team (2002 and 2008) and developed Liverpool’s exchange programme with twin city Cologne.
He has written for Third Text and Bidoun and contributed essays to catalogues including New North, Tate Liverpool (1990), Susan Hefuna, Verlag Kehrer (2004) and Centre of the Creative Universe, Tate Liverpool (2007). He edited Trophies of Empire (1994), Live From The Vinyl Junkyard: The Ultimate Mix (1997), and Independent Practices: Representation, Location and History in Contemporary Visual Art (2000).