James Richards

James Richards lives and works between Berlin and London. James Richards’s expanded
practice examines themes of obsession, desire, and technology through archival research,
found footage, and extensive collaboration. Addressing the relentless flow of imagery in the
twenty-first century, Richards’s work carves out a space where personal politics and digital
materiality meet.
The artist’s recent exhibition projects include Internal Litter, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
(2022); When We Were Monsters, Haus Mödrath, Kerpen (2021); Alms for the Birds, Castello di
Rivoli, Turin (2020); SPEED 2 (with Leslie Thornton), Malmö Konsthall (2019); and SPEED (with
Leslie Thornton), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2018). Select group exhibitions include Penumbra,
Fondazione In Between Art Film, Venice (2022); The Botanical Mind, Camden Arts Centre
(2020); Whitney Biennial, New York (2017); and Less Than Zero, Walker Arts Center,
Minneapolis (2016). In 2017, Richards represented Wales at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Richard’s studied Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, and recent solo exhibitions include  Requests and Antisongs, ICA London (2016) Crossing, with Leslie Thornton, Rodeo, London (2016) Crumb Mahogany Bergen Kunsthall, 2016; Radio At Night Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, (2016); James Richards, Kunstverein München, Munich (2015); Raking Light, Cabinet, London (2014); The Screens, Rodeo, Istanbul (2013); and Chisenhale, London (2011).

Recent group exhibitions: British Art Show 8, touring exhibtion uk (2015/16), Saltwater: A Theory of Thought Forms, 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); Speculations On Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel (2013); The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale (2013); Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York; and Nought to Sixty, ICA, London (2008).

Richards was a recipient of the 2014 Ars Viva Prize for young artists and received the 2012 Jarman award for film and video. In 2013-14 he was in residency with the DAAD Berlin and in 2014, Richards was nominated for the Tate’s Turner Prize.

He was selected to represent Cymru yn Fenis Wales in Venice 2017 with the exhibition Music for the Gift.

Works by James Richards

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