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Coventry Biennial

    Coventry Biennial 2023

    Following successful partnerships in 2019 and 2021, Warwick is co-funding (with WIE) a significant and exciting opportunity bringing together University of Warwick research and contemporary art, together with local communities, to be a major part of the Coventry Biennial 2023.

    Watch this space for more details coming soon!

    Coventry Biennial 2021

    Taking place from October 2021 until January 2022 across Coventry and Warwickshire, the third Coventry Biennial was entitled HYPER-POSSIBLE.

    Referencing the radical nature of Coventry’s history whilst also signifying a positive way forward out of the pandemic, HYPER-POSSIBLE saw more than 50 artists (local, national and international) exhibiting in seven locations across Coventry and Warwickshire, including Coventry Cathedral, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Leamington Art Gallery & Museum, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, The Old Grammar School and a new gallery for the city, located above HMV Empire Coventry.

    How is Warwick involved?

    University of Warwick researchers have partnered with the Biennial in a number of ways. The University has supported the creation exhibitions with Warwick researchers having been involved in associated events. Discover the previous Warwick projects below...

    Image credit: We Bear installation at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Photo: Garry Jones.

    Warwick’s involvement with the Coventry Biennial was made possible thanks to funding from the University of Warwick's ESRC Impact Acceleration Account ES/T502054/1.

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    We Bear

    This project examines people in prisons in both the UK and US. It explores various aspects of prisoner experiences, including survival strategies, societal relationships to punishment and the role of artistic expression.

    Listening to the Anthropocene at Coventry Cathedral

    Held at Coventry Cathedral, Listening to the Anthropocene is a major exhibition that uses sound and moving image artworks that explores the ways that field recording and sonic research can help attune us to the shifting state of our planet.

    Talking about the Anthropocene

    A day of talks to accompany the Listening to the Anthropocene exhibition at Coventry Cathedral, on November 4.
    Speakers will include artists from the exhibition, as well as a number of Warwick researchers.