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Liverpool Biennial boss Sally Tallant to leave for New York role

November 5, 2018

Liverpool Biennial artistic director Sally Tallant is set to leave the city for a new role in New York.

She has been appointed as the new executive director of Queens Museum based in Flushing Meadow and will take up the job in the New Year.

Tallant is the latest high-profile arts leader to leave their roles in Liverpool over the past few months, following Deborah Aydon at the Everyman and Playhouse, Mike Stubbs at FACT, Francesco Manacorda and Andrea Nixon at Tate Liverpool, and David Fleming at National Museums Liverpool.

She came to Liverpool in 2011 from the Serpentine Gallery in London, and has overseen four Biennials, with the latest closing its doors last week.

Kathleen Soriano, Chair of the Board of Liverpool Biennial, said: “We want to thank Sally Tallant for her inspirational leadership and multiple achievements as Artistic Director and CEO of Liverpool Biennial.

“We've been fortunate to benefit from all the brilliant work she has done for Liverpool and the Biennial over the last seven years.

“She will be hugely missed by all who work with her as well as the wider Liverpool community who have benefitted from her dedication to bringing the work of world class artists to every part of the city, and truly involving everybody in the experience of art, proving that art is accessible to all.”

The Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park features contemporary art, events “of hyperlocal and international impact”, and educational programs reflecting the diversity of Queens and New York City.

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