Liverpool Biennial

September 2012 - 2014
Open Eye Gallery
19 Mann Island
Liverpool L3 1BP

Using colour as a primary material, Sinta Tantra creates architectural interventions on a grand scale. Taking the Biennial’s theme (of The Unexpected Guest) as a point of departure, Tantra reflects upon how the built environment make us feel; how we as bodies are drawn to or repelled by physical structures, light, surface and colour. Tantra’s intervention – “Together, Yet Forever Apart” –  will transform the external facade of Open Eye Gallery and the public space adjoining it, creating a spectacle of submergence and superabundance.

For ten weeks every two years the city of Liverpool is host to an extraordinary range of artworks, projects and a dynamic programme of events. It is the largest international contemporary art festival in the UK. The 2012 exhibition, The Unexpected Guest will showcase works by over 60 leading and emerging artists from across the world in locations throughout the city.

Featured Press:

Un-authored, 'Tate Shots: Liverpool Biennial 2012',, 4 Oct 2012
Un-authored, 'Tate Shots: Liverpool Biennial | The Space',, 12 Oct 2012
Lucas, Katie, 'Gallery Talk: Artist interview - Sinta Tantra',, 21 Jan 2013
Pittwood, Linda, 'Liverpool Biennial: Ghost Stories, torch lights and drag queens',, 29 Oct 2012
Phillips, Sam, 'Liverpool Biennial 2012',, 21 Sep 2012  

Special Event: 

Sinta Tantra in conversation with Matt Brook

What happens when artist meets architect? Liverpool Biennial artist Sinta Tantra and the architect behind the Mann Island development, Matt Brook from Broadway Malyan are in discussion at the gallery. In association with RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, Sinta and Matt will discuss the ideas behind Mann Island’s controversial design, the relationship between art and architecture and the roles that physical spaces play in the process of falling in love.