Matt moved to Liverpool from Manchester in October 2020. In his research residency for Independents Biennial 2021 he will explore the cultural landscape of Merseyside and ask what independence / the independent means to the people who are building culture across the region. He will invite cultural representatives who are from, live, and work in Merseyside to answer a series of questions. Their responses will be gathered here, and feed into a series of ‘essays’ brought together by Independents Biennial team. This page will function as a place to collate, but also a place to think though ideas across the length of the residency.
Matt Retallick, rolling updates:
Jo Mary Watson, Harriet Burns, Matt Retallick and Elizabeth Challinor are documenting the festival, using their own practices to present the themes and methods of the programme. Follow their collective work HERE
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Matt Retallick is a curator and writer based in Liverpool. He has worked for a variety of cultural institutions both public and commercial, to include The Whitworth, The Turnpike, Modern Art Oxford, and Hauser & Wirth. He is currently researching for a PhD in Art History at Manchester School of Art, holds an MA in Social Sculpture from the Social Sculpture Research Unit, Oxford, and a BA (Hons) in Curation from Central Saint Martins, London. Matt is Associate Curator at PINK (Manchester), and runs the Instagram projects @modernist.ie and @liverpoolmodernist.