She said: “Through ten editions, Liverpool Biennial has gained a reputation for being one of the most important contemporary art events accessible to the large national and international public. I have been fortunate in my career to work with exceptional people and organisations including most recently the David Roberts Art Foundation, to whom I am immensely grateful.
“In my new role I will be taking Liverpool as my point of reference, while reflecting on current global discourses and developments in the international arena. I look forward to inviting everyone to join me and the Liverpool Biennial team in the city of Liverpool in 2020 for the 11th Biennial.”
Kathleen Soriano, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Liverpool Biennial, said Üstek’s “rich experience across different art forms and her international connections will enable us to build confidently on the achievements of our two previous directors, Lewis Biggs and Sally Tallant”.
The Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest contemporary art biennial and takes place in public spaces, galleries, museums and online. It returns to the city between July 11th and October 25th 2020.