Tate Liverpool: Aliza Nisenbaum
Venue: Tate Liverpool
Dates: 15/12/2020 - 05/09/2021
Times: 10:00 - 17:00
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Discover how artist Aliza Nisenbaum depicts key workers from Liverpool in her new painting.
Tate Liverpool presents a new commission by New York-based artist Aliza Nisenbaum (b. 1977, Mexico). Influenced by the Mexican mural movement and its depiction of social history, Nisenbaum creates paintings that often focus on different members of a community.
Nisenbaum paints her subjects from life to develop a personal connection with each of them. In doing so, the artist captures their individuality in her paintings. She spends hours with her sitters, believing that ‘paying attention can be a political act’.
The artist was recently commissioned to create a public artwork for Brixton Underground Station in London, which forms part of Art on the Underground’s 2019 programme. For her Tate Liverpool commission, she will make a new work depicting key workers from Liverpool.
Supported by The Tate Liverpool Commissioning Circle, the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation