The 12th edition of the UK’s largest festival of contemporary art follows a formula best exemplified by curator Candice Hopkins’s Toronto Biennial in 2019: an investigation of place that puts emphasis on ancestral and indigenous forms of knowledge. Titled “uMoya: The Sacred Return of Lost Things” after the isiZulu word for spirit, breath, air, climate, and wind, Cape Town–based independent curator Khanyisile Mbongwa organizes this year’s Liverpool Biennial. Look out for Isabel do Rosário’s large-scale textile pieces, exhibited for the first time outside Brazil, as well as work by other of-the-moment artists like Gala Porras-Kim, Guadalupe Maravilla, and Lubaina Himid.
June 10–Sept. 17