As a core project of LOOK Photo Biennial 2019 in Liverpool, PEER TO PEER is a group show of 14 excellent Chinese and UK artists, selected by 14 influential cultural leaders from across the UK and China. In Liverpool, it will take place across Open Eye Gallery and St. George's Hall till 8 December; the exhibition will also be shown at Shanghai Centre of Photography from 9 December to 9 February 2020.
Focusing on exchange with China, PEER TO PEER uses the evolving language of photography to unlock international dialogue. The exhibition sets out to reflect on shifting global identities, worldwide environmental issues and how we can use images to communicate effectively across borders, technologies and cultures. Following Chapter One TRANSPLANT, the second and much more scaled-up chapter is based around two strands TRANSLATE and TRANSITION. Featured Rising Chinese artists including Sun Yanchu, Jiang Pengyi, Wu Yue, Fan Xi, Qin Yifeng and Chen Zhe, UK artists are Anna Ridler, Sony World Photo Award winner Yan Wang Preston, DAZED 100 nominator Maisie Cousins, Alix Marie, Othello De'Souza-Hartley, Jonny Briggs, Mandy Barker and Sian Davey.
PEER TO PEER is delivered by Open Eye Gallery, and funded by Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council and The Foyle Foundation. It is also supported by World Photography Organisation, Shanghai Municipal Information Office and Branding Shanghai.