Coventry Biennial 2019

24 October 2019





The second Coventry Biennial offers a vibrant programme of exhibitions, events and experiences in Coventry, taking inspiration from the city’s formative role in the international twinning movement to reflect on a wide range of social issues.

Arts Council Collection artists featured in this year’s Biennial programme include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Mona Hatoum, Uriel Orlow Lis Rhodes and Thompson & Craighead.

Our recent Curators’ Day brought together arts professionals from across the UK for a day of talks and tours around this year’s event.

See below to explore highlights from the event.




The 2019 Coventry Biennial run until 24 November 2019 at venues across the city.

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