James Richards

The artist James Richards, born in Cardiff, Wales, now lives and works in Berlin and London. His artistic practice concentrates on the areas of video, sound, and installation. In these he combines the roles of artist, editor, curator, and archivist. Richards belongs to a generation of artists who, surrounded by an increasingly digitized society, are concerned with the consequences of this for art and our reality of life and question these with respect to their authenticity. Alongside his own work, Richards engages in exhibition projects that are informed by dialogues with other artists. Richards has had solo exhibitions at institutions including the Castello Di Rivoli, Turin (2020), Malmö Konsthall (2019), the Vienna Secession and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart together with Leslie Thornton (both 2018), Bergen Kunsthall, the Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2017), the Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux (2016), and the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016). Richards was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2014 and represented Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2017. The exhibition he has curated, ‘WHEN WE WERE MONSTERS’, is on show at the Haus Mödrath, Kerpen, until March 2022.

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