Puhejing Quarry Ecology Recovery Project, Dali, China, 2017. © Yan Wang Preston. Image courtesy of the artist and LOOK Photo Biennial 2019.

Peer to Peer

Peer to Peer brings together fourteen of the most influential cultural leaders in China and the UK, with each nominating a photographer who they feel is at a crucial point in their career in terms of international significance.

Co-curated by Lindsay Taylor, Curator of the University of Salford Art Collection, with Thomas Dukes, Curator at Open Eye Gallery and Serein Liu, an independent curator based in Shanghai, Peer to Peer is a core project of LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 and will also be shown at Shanghai Centre of Photography in December 2019. The exhibition platforms artists on the verge of major international recognition.

Two of the artists from the exhibition will each receive a £5,000 commission towards producing new work for the University of Salford Art Collection.

For further details visit the Peer to Peer exhibition page.

Exhibition dates: Friday 18 October – Sunday 22 December
Opening hours: Open Eye Gallery: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm and
St. George’s Hall: Monday – Saturday, 9.30am – 4.45 pm
Venues: Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and St. George’s Hall (Heritage Centre entrance), Liverpool .

Launch: Thursday 17 October 2019
5 – 6pm, St. George’s Hall:
Refreshments and speeches from 5pm.

Speeches from: Nick McDowell, Director of International at Arts Council England, Paul Grover, Liverpool China Partnership, and Jasmine Peng from Branding Shanghai. The two new commissions for University of Salford’s Art Collection, selected from the Peer to Peer exhibition, will also be announced by John McCarthy, Executive Director of Marketing and External Relations, University of Salford.

From 6pm: head to Open Eye Gallery to see the rest of Peer to Peer, and join the launch party for the broader LOOK Photo Biennial.
Free, but please RSVP at Eventbrite.

Afterparty: 8pm doors open for the Redeye, The Photography Network 20th anniversary party & LOOK Photo Biennial afterparty at Constellations, with speeches at 8.30pm. RSVP for the afterparty at Eventbrite.