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LIV WYNTER

2 Jul - 10 Jul 2016

We are incredibly excited to announce a new residency that will take place during the opening week of New Contemporaries and Liverpool Biennial called HOW MUCH ARE THEY PAYING YOU?

Running for a week from Monday the 4th of July through to Sunday the 10th Liv Wynter will be running a series of events including live performances, an artist talk and a workshop, whilst also producing a publication. HOW MUCH ARE THEY PAYING YOU? aims to discuss sensitive, but critical, issues that artists face in our society addressing themes of class, labour and cold hard cash.

Liv Wynter is a queer, working-class artist living and working in South London. Through anarchic and punk techniques she attempts to explore politics and gender through the language of rap and poetry. In this context Liv creates platforms where she can approach sensitive discussions that society struggles to deal with such as pay, class, gender, sexuality and relationships. Liv is able to deal with these complex topics by using essential tools to her practice such as wit, honesty and frankness whilst performing. Liv is driven by the desire to connect with young, working-class people in order to promote the accessibility of contemporary art in all its forms. Her recent project HEADFUCK took place on a digital platform and was made up of series of one-on-one skype performances spanning 31 days, all starting at exactly 1am.
Liv completed her BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths University in 2015. Since then she has performed at various artist-led spaces, galleries and music venues including The Royal Academy and Late at Tate. She has also spoken at length about her practice appearing on panels at UCS, KGL,CSM and Goldsmiths University. Liv’s recent work has also attracted the attention of the media after having appeared in Dazed and Confused and Polyester in the last year.