James Richards


14 September – 4 November 2018

James Richards: Crossing, with Leslie Thornton, Secession, Vienna

23 April 2017 – 15 November 2018

James Richards: Aftermieter/Lodgers (Group Show), House Mödrath Räume für Kunst, Kerpen

15 June – 30 September 2018

James Richards: A Slight Ache, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

29 June – 17 August 2018

James Richards: Speed, with Leslie Thornton, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart

13 May – 26 November 2017

James Richards: Music for the Gift,  Wales in Venice, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice

7 April – 31 December 2016

James Richards: Less Than One. (Group Show). Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

13 February – 8 May 2016

James Richards: British art show 8. Group Exhibition taking place across three venues in Edinburgh: Inverleith House, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Talbot Rice Gallery (Part II).

14 November 2015 – 3 January 2016

James Richards: Safe – Part of: Our new season, Art. Home Art, Manchester

9 October 2015 – 10 January 2016

James Richards: British art show 8. Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds (Part I)

7 March – 17 March 2015

Mark Aerial-Waller: Echo Chamber (Group show). Royal College of Art Galleries, London


31 January – 22 March 2015

James Richards: James Richards. Kunstverein München, Munich

28 November 2014 – 23 January 2015

James Richards: It happens without you (Group show). Kendall Koppe, Glasgow

19 October 2014 – 19 February 2015

James Richards: Ars Viva 2014/2015. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

11 October 2014 – 22 March 2015

James Richards: Cut to Swipe (Group show). MoMA, New York

13 September – 25 October 2014

James Richards: Mercy Mercy Mercy (Curatorial project). DAAD galerie, Berlin

28 May 2014

James Richards: Double Feature (Screening and talk). Shirin Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

8 May – 15 June 2014

James Richards: On Disturbance (Solo show). Magician Space, Beijing

12 May – 1 August 2014

James Richards wins Ars Viva Prize 2014: Exhibition touring Hamburger Kunsthalle, Berlin; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria from 18th October 2014 – Summer 2015

30 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

Duncan Campbell and James Richards: Turner Prize 2014 Nominees. Tate Britain, London

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Solo Shows


Speed (with Leslie Thornton), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Crossing (with Leslie Thornton), Secession, Vienna, Austria

Migratory Motor Complex, Chapter Art Center, Cardiff, UK



James Richards, Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Music for the Gift, Cymru Yn Fenis, Wales in Venice, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy



Abyss Film, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

Crossing, Rodeo, London, UK

Radio At Night, Musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Requests and Antisongs, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK

Crumb Mahogany, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway



Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

To Replace a Minute’s Silence with a Minute’s Applause, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

James Richards, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany



Raking Light, Cabinet, London, UK

On Disturbance, Magician Space, Beijing, China



The Screens, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey



James Richards, CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan



Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights Off, Chisenhale Gallery, London, UK

James Richards, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey



Disambiguation (with Steve Reinke), Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Canada

Art Now: Clunie Reid and James Richards (with Clunie Reid), Tate Britain, London, UK



Resolution, Swallow Street, London, UK

Call and Bluff, Tramway, Glasgow, UK



Nought to Sixty, ICA, London, UK


Group Shows


Platforms. Collection and Commissions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Biennial of Moving Images 2018, The Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve

The Explorers, Part One: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and James Richards, curated by Iwona Blazwick, V-A-C Foundation, Venice

Die Stelle des Schnitts. Renee Green, Thuy-Han Nguyen-Chi, James Richards, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Kunstverein Nurnberg

Sixty Years, Tate Britain, London

A Slight Ache (curated by James Richards), Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK

Mapping the Invisible: Yebisu International Festival for Arts and Alternative Visions, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

21, 39, curated by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Jeddah Arts, Saudi Arabia

Generation Loss. Ten Years of the Julia Stoschek Collection, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf

Aftermieter/Lodgers, House Mödrath Räume für Kunst, Kerpen



Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Aftermieter, curated by Veit Loers and Andreas Hölscher, House Mödrath, Cologne, Germany

Generation Loss. Ten Years of the Julia Stoscheck Collection, Julia Stoscheck Collection, Dusseldorf, Germany

Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Jaguars and Electric Eels, Julia Stoscheck Collection, Berlin, Germany



British Art Show 8, Inverleith House, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

James Richards and Leslie Thornton: Crossing, Rodeo, London, UK

Less Than One, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

The Screen: Sounds of Light, CAPC, Bordeaux, France



Safe – Part of: Our new season, Art. Home Art, Manchester, UK

British art show 8, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

Aleksandra Domanović, Yngve Holen and James Richards: Ars Viva 2014/2015, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Biennale of Moving Images 2015, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, Australia



It happens without you, Kendall Koppe, Glasgow, UK

Ars Viva 2014/2015, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, UK

Moving Images at the Heart of the Centre. Biennale of Moving Images 2014, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva, UK

Cut to Swipe, MoMA, New York, USA

Burning Down the House, 10th Gwangju Bienniale, Gwangju, South Korea

Turner Prize 2014, Tate Britain, London, UK

Looking Back: The Eighth White Columns Annual (selected by Pati Hertling), White Columns, New York, USA



Meanwhile … Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France

The Image Thought, Kamel Mennour Gallery, Paris, France

Otherwise Unexplained Fires, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden

The Encyclopaedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

The Long Leash, The Ister, Brussels, Belgium

Frozen Lakes, Artist Space, New York, USA

It’s Over There, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA



All That Shines Ain’t No Gold, Rodeo, Istanbul, Turkey

The Imaginary Museum, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

The Voice is a Language, (curated by Isla Leaver-Yap), Film and Performance Programme, Tate Modern, London, UK

Chase of Grace, Maria Stenfors Gallery, London, UK



An Echo Button, (collaborative performace installation with Ed Atkins & Haroon Mirza) Zabludowicz Collection / Performa 2011, New York, USA

Circulate, FOAM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Subjective Projections, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Welle, Germany

Coming After, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

Case Histories, Alex Zachary Gallery, New York, USA



Fifteen (curated by Louise Hutchinson & George Henry Longley), S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK

What It Is Not/ New Works UK, LUX, Outpost, Norwich and ARTPROJX New York, ARTPROJX at the SVA Theatre, New York in association with The Armory Show & Volta NY, New York, USA

Cold War For Love (curated by Ian White), Recent British Video, 52nd Zinebi Short Film and Documentary Festival, Bilboa, Spain

The Voice is a Language, (curated by Isla Leaver-Yap), Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Misty Boundaries Fades and Dissolves, Form Content, London, UK

Psychic Geography, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK



Generational: Younger Than Jesus, The New Museum Of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

A Song for Those in Search of What They Came With, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA

Film as a Subversive Art, Lux Project at Zoo Art Fair, London, UK

Disturbing History (curated by Hanne Mugaas & Lauren Cornell), Light Industry, New York, USA



Against Nature, Vegas Gallery, London, UK

Light Reading, No.w.here Lab, London, UK



Invisible Mend, Lounge Gallery / LUX, London, UK



Incidents, Mathew Bown Gallery, London, UK

Paradise, Tactile Bosch Studios, Cardiff, UK



Curatorial Projects



Migratory Motor Complex (Curated by James Richards), Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK



Eden Eden – Rum, sodomy, and the lash (curated by the artist along with Ed Atkins), Bülowstraße 74, Berlin, Germany

SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms (curated project as part of film programme), 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Superscript: Arts Journalism and Criticism in a Digital Age, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA



Alms For The Birds (curated by James Richards), Cabinet Gallery, London, UK

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (curated by James Richards), DAAD galerie, Berlin, Germany



If Not Permanently, Then Memorably (curated by James Richards), Spike Island, Bristol, UK

Stedelijk | Film James Richards, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Infermental No.4 (introduced by James Richards), Light Industry, New York, USA



Surface Tension, Serpentine Memory Marathon, London, UK

Works From the Experimental TV Center Archives (selected by James Richards & Steven Cairns), ICA, London, UK



About Time (works by Steve Reich, Charlemagne Palestine, Gunvar Nelson & Jim Shaw), Park Nights Event, Serpentine Pavillion, London, UK

The NDP Exchange Programme, MIGRATING Forms Festival, Anthology Film Archive, New York, USA

Infermental (collaboration with Dan Kidner and George Clark), Focal Point Gallery, Southend On Sea, UK



Photography is Easy (selected videos of Leslie Thornton), Form Content, London / Tramway, Glasgow, UK

Mouth Room, Light Industry, New York, USA



Devotion, LUX, London and Basso, Berlin, Germany



Awards and Residencies



Turner Prize, London (shortlisted)

Ars Viva Prize, Germany


2013 – 2014

DAAD Artist in Berlin Programme, Berlin, Germany



Derek Jarman Award, London, UK

CCA Kitakyushu, Professor of Research, March – April, Kitakyushu, Japan



Luma Foundation Luma Award, Arles, France (shortlisted)

Experimental TV Center, Owego, UK



LUX Associated Artists Programme, London, UK



Light Reading, No.w.here Lab, London, UK



Selected Screenings



New Semantics, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK





Squeezing Sorrow from an Ashtray, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway



Turner Prize, London, UK (shortlisted)

Ars Viva Prize, Germany


2013 – 2014

DAAD Artist in Berlin Programme, Berlin, Germany



Derek Jarman Award, London, UK

CCA Kitakyushu, Professor of Research, March – April, Kitakyushu, Japan



Luma Foundation Luma Award, Arles, France (shortlisted)

Experimental TV Center, Owego, USA



LUX Associated Artists Programme, London, UK



Light Reading, No.w.here Lab, London, UK