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Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Falkingham, Sandeep Parmar, May Calil, Chris Evans, and Anna Valle.

Liverpool Biennial Appoints New Trustees

Liverpool Biennial has added five new members to its board of trustees. May Calil, Chris Evans, Jonathan Falkingham, Sandeep Parmar, and Anna Valle join chair Kathleen Soriano and the current trustees, Juan Cruz, Roland Hill, Paul Hyland, Judith Nesbitt, John Shield, and Tony Wilson.

“With their experience and that of our existing trustees, we now have a group of dedicated people with the multiple skills and commitment to steer us through our next phase of development as the UK’s most important international contemporary art commissioning organization and flagship for the city of Liverpool across the world,” Soriano said.

Calil, a collector who has spent ten years working in arts development, held posts at the Royal Academy of Arts and Tate before founding May Calil Consultants. Evans is a London-based artist and tutor at De Ateliers, Amsterdam and Liverpool John Moores University. Falkingham is creative director and cofounder of Urban Splash, which was established in 1993. Parmar is an author, a co-director of the Center for New and International Writing, and a senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Liverpool. Valle is a businesswoman with marketing experience in the FMCG industry. She is currently the vice president of global brands at Walgreens Boots Alliance and global brand director.

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