Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Marc Bauer_Liverpool Biennial_The Old Blind School_Liverpool_ jul-oct

This Geneva-born artist was invited as an artist in residence to the Liverpool Biennial 2014, curated by Sally Tallant. Over the course of a few weeks, Bauer drew inspiration from a dingy hotel room where he installed his studio, and the impressions of the northern city. He draws and re-draws the images he finds in his own personal materials - his surroundings, archives or family albums - and uses this very intimate process to add his own vision of the narrative. ‘A Needle walks into a Haystack,’ the title of this year’s biennial edition, showcased the wealth and diversity of contemporary art. Bauer’s carefully crafted mural at The Old Blind School was certainly one of the centrepieces with a distinctive stance, creating a contemporary piece in the widely overlooked discipline of drawing.