Curriculum Vitae

b.1970, Cardiff, living in Belfast since 1994.

Artist, [photography – performance – video] and curator

c/o Golden Thread Gallery, 84-94 Great Patrick Street, Belfast. BT1 2LU

t. +44 (0) 28 90330920

Master of Philosophy [fine art] 1999, University of Ulster, York Street, Belfast
Bachelor of Arts [fine art] 1994, University of Wales, Howard Gardens, Cardiff

Solo Exhibitions


Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick upon Tweed


Peter Richards, Studio Lipoli & Lopez, Rome

Paused II,Carnegie Museum & Art Gallery, Larne


Richards, curator F. Purg, ZDSLU gallery, Ljubljana,

Portraits from a 50’s Archive, curator K. Downey, Belfast Exposed, Belfast,

Paused, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast


Live, live art, curator K.R. Huffman, Cornerhouse, Manchester

Paused, Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown


Take two: little action, curator H. Mullholland, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Recent Works, Droichead Art Centre, Drogheda


Recent Works, (concurrent with show by Anthony Gormely) curator, S. Woods, Model Arts Centre/ Niland Gallery, Sligo

Memorials, curator K. Downey, Belfast Exposed, Belfast

Shooting the Stars Slowly, Cathedral Quarter Festival, Belfast


Cartoons, Proposition Gallery, Belfast


Another Something Other, curator Gail Prentice, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Performance Lucida, curator James Kerr, Context Gallery, Derry

Camera Lucida, The Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast


Beyond Borders Plus, curator H. Mullholland , Context Gallery, Derry

Selected Group Exhibitions


Tides, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh

Double Image: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Catalyst Arts, Catalyst Arts, Belfast & G126, Galway

Vailartis –Arttakesthestreets, Grupo Forja & La Sala Naranja, Valencia

Fix 2007, PS2 & Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Re-Generation , Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown

Things we may have missed, gtGallery, Belfast.


Dogs Have No Religion, curator R. Drury, Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague

I Confess, Interface, public sites & the Switchroom, Belfast

Through Our Eyes, the Painting Center, New York

Scoip 06: Dogs Have No Religion, Siamsa Tire, Tralee

Exchange Places, curator B. Patterson Bbeyond, the BlackBox, Belfast

Revolving Ambiguity, The Grove Gallery, Downpatrick

Trans Art, curator A. Artezione, Place & public sites, Belfast


The Nature of Things – A Long Weekend, curator H. Mullholland, Northern Irish Exhibition at the 51st Venice Biennial, Venice & Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

The Belfast Way, curator S. Edelsztein, Herzelyia Museum, Tel Aviv. Artistas del Belfast, La Sala Naranja, Valencia

Open Relations II, curator B. Patterson, Bbeyond @ Catalyst Arts, Belfast


Full Circle, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

McIntrye, Corry, Richards, The Saint Patrick Centre, Downpatrick.

Rogues gallery. Catalyst Arts, Belfast.


Think Over, curator B Kennedy, Rialto Sambrogio, Rome

Periferias, curator V. Torren, Huesco, Spain

50:50, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

Return, The National Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin

My Space, Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast


contested space, two-person with Ian Charlesworth, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast

Fix02, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Mills 2, Engine Room Gallery, Belfast

20/20, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin


EVA, curator S. Hassan, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick

Roam, Coed-Hills, Cardiff

Its all over, again, Proposition Gallery, Belfast

Place in the Market, curator B. Patterson, Bbeyond, Belfast

Strangers Next Door, NBCAI, Touring- Exhibition,


L’art dans le monde, Paris Musees, Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France

The National Review of Live Art, selected by R. Ayers, The Arches, Glasgow

The notice day in this factory is Thursday, Het Consortium, Amsterdam

Bruce Barber, Peter Richards & Vallentin Torrens, curator J. Swidinski, Galeria Dzialan, Warsaw

The notice day in this factory is Thursday, Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast.

the same as last year, Proposition Gallery, Belfast

root2000, curator G. Dyson, Ferens Art Gallery & Hull Time Based Arts, Hull

Interakcje 2000, curator J. Swidinski, Piotrkow Trybunalski & Wroclaw, Poland


New Contemporaries99, selected by C. Christov-Bakargiev – S. Hiller – K. Tyson, South London Gallery & Liverpool Biennial.

Through A Glass Darkly, curator P. Henson, Het Consortium, Amsterdam

Perspective 99, curator P. Dodd, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast

Multiples X3, selected by A. Fletcher, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin.


ASHOWABOUTTIME, curator S. Tallent and L. Panting, Milch, London

NI gulp, curator W. Baerwald, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg

Art From Belfast, Idaho Gallery, Chicago

Photo 98, curator M. Stubbs, Hull Time Based Arts

Still to Real, two-person with Dan Shipsides, Transmission, Glasgow

Infusion 98, Real Art Project, Limerick

Fix 98, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Reverend Todds Full House, Grassy Knoll Productions, Belfast


L’Evenement Oblique, two- person with Marie-Andre Rho, Tangente, Montreal

European Couples and Others, Transmission, Glasgow

Phooey, two-person with Dan Shipsides, The 3 Month Gallery, Liverpool

Medium 4, ETNA Foundation, Sf. Gheorghe (Catalogue)

Video Arts, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Directors Show, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Splatter, a Catalyst Arts Project, Crawfordsburn

The Last Minute, curator K. Henderson, Dundee

Elastic Frontiers, Sheffield


2e Recontre International d’art Performance, curator R. Martel, Quebec

Video Screenings, Crawford Municipal Art Gallery, Cork

Pay & Display, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull.

Flashpoint, The Globe Gallery, Tyne & Wear

House Style, curator M. Wilson, The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast

Fix 96, Catalyst Arts, Belfast

Residences and Public Art Projects


ACNI New York – Artists Residency Program, New York


Art on the Sea Front, Public Art Project, NBDC, Bangor.


Artist in Residence, In you we trust, Cushendall Curfew Tower


Arts Council of Northern Ireland

British Telecom

Czech Museum of Fine Art

Private Collections

Selected Bibliography


Dogs Have No Religion, exhibition catalogue. ISBN: 80-7056-138-6


The Nature of Things, exhibition catalogue. ISBN: 0-9540086-1-8 Circa, issue 112, summer 2005, p38-49

The Belfast Way, exhibition catalogue. Justin McGuirck, the Belfast way, ICON, issue 023, 2005.

Portraits from a 50’s Archive, catalogue. ISBN: 0-9524217-6-3.


Arte Accion 2: 1978-1998, p337-338, production IVAM Institut d’art Modern Valencia 2004. ISBN 84-482-3714-5

Guardian, The Guide Exhibitions preview 2 October 04


Richard Read, Rome: Think Over at Rialto Santambrogio, Circa issue 106, pp78_79


Art Action 1958-1998, editions Intervention, p424-426. ISBN: 2-920500-1908

EV+A 2001 EXPANDED, exhibition catalogue, Gandon, ISBN: 09468646-12x Ar Grwydr: Roam, Coed Hills Rural Arts Space.


Sofaer, Joshua, Conflict of Interest: Performance as a Spectator, Performance Research Journal, Volume 5.1, Spring ISBN: 0415241022, Routledge – 2000

Ce catalogue a ete realise a l’occasion de l’exposition L’art dans le Monde 2000, coedition de Paris Musees et Beaux Arts magazine. ISSN: 0757-2271

Collins, Phil, ‘Belfast II’, Circa, No.92, pp 44-45.

Kennedy, Brian, ‘installaction/propos: Peter Richards’, Inter, No.75, pp 41-43.

‘Profile: Artist of the Month’, Artslink, March.


Hanrahan, Suin, ‘Peter Rchards: Photographing Performance’, Source, No.20, pp30-31, Autumn.

New Contemporaries 99, exhibition catalogue. ISBN: 0-951555685

MacWillam, Michael, ‘Perspective 99’, Live Art Magazine, Issue No27. Oct-Dec.

McTigue, Eoghan, ‘Eventing Space’,Circa, No.88, pp 38-41, summer.

Sofaer, Joshua, ‘Performance Lucida: Encounters with Peter Richards’,

Live Art Magazine, Issue No. 25, May – July

Weston, Gavin, ‘Another Something Other’, Sunday Times, 30th May

Hill, Ian, ‘Exploring Performance Art’, Newsletter, 27th May

Grigg, Jennifer.L., ‘On The Walls in Belfast’, Afterimage, Vol.26 No5, March/April

Tallant, Sally, ‘timetoshowup’, Make, No 83, March – May

Sverekova, Dr. Slavaka, Fortnight, December – January

Chamberland, Richard, L’ART en ACTES: Quatorze petites choses,( Quebec: Inter),


Sverekova, Dr. Slavaka, ‘Artaction’, Inter, No.72, pp 28.

Weston, Gavin, ‘Camera Lucida’, Sunday Times, October

‘Festival scene: Public Sightings’, Artscene , Front Cover & pp13, October

‘Root98 Lucida’, Variant Vol.2 No.6, Autumn

Marten, Blair, ‘NI GULP’ Circa, No.86, Winter

Barham, Scott, ‘Irish art deft, thoughtful’, Winnipeg Free Press, August

Biswas, Sharmila, ‘Ambiguous Art?’, Winnipeg Uptown, August 6th

Gopnik, Blake, ‘The texture of everyday living’, The Globe and Mail, August 1st

Guzek, Lukasz, ‘Infusion, Skin Up, Fix’, Circa 85, p41-43, Autumn


Batani, Martine, ‘L’art du direct’, Montreal CAMPUS, Vol. XVIII No.2

Weston, Gavin, ‘Video Cats’, Circa No.80, summer,

‘2e Recontre International d’art’, Inter, No67.27,

‘2e Recontre International d’art’, Mix, spring

Allen, Ben, ‘Directors Exhibition’, Artist Newsletter, march

O Baoill, Ellis, ‘Directors Exhibition’, Circa, No.79, spring

McKevitt, Jim, ‘Directors Exhibition’, Fortnight, February,

Published Writing


Double Image : Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art , foreword, a Golden Thread Gallery Publication, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-9549633-8-5

Art and the Disembodied Eye: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art , foreword, a Golden Thread Gallery Publication, 2005. ISBN: 978-0-9549633-5-4

Footnotes, editors Sarah Pierce and Julie Bacon, an Interface University of Ulster Publication; “Notations from an ongoing enquiry into aspects of representations of representations”, pp55-63. ISBN: 978-1-905902-02-6


The Soft Estate, Mike Hogg & Phillip Napier, exhibition catalogue foreword, a Golden Thread Gallery Publication, 2006. ISBN: 978-0-9549633-2-3

Icons of the North: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, foreword, a Golden Thread Gallery Publication, 2006. ISBN: 0-9549633-3-4


Post War – Pre Troubles: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art, foreword, a Golden Thread Gallery Publication, 2005. ISBN: 0-9549633-1-8

Peter Richards, Circa No.111, Spring 2005

The Current State of Performance Art in Northern Ireland, Circa No.111, Spring 2005

Space: Architecture for Art, Inhabiting Space, p55-57, a Circa publication, ISBN: 0-9550319-0-7


‘Belfast 2’, Circa No.94, winter 2000


‘Artists’ Project: Peter Richards’, Circa No.91, spring 1999

‘Installaction: Representation of Representations’ Inter Art Actuel, Quebec, No. 74. 1999.


‘On the Buses’(exhibition feature and front cover design), Artists Newsletter, Jan 1997 ‘Splatter’ Inter Art Actuel, Quebec, No.67, 1997


‘On the sixth day, Mr. Burden?’, Source, Ireland, Summer 1996 ‘

Born 1993, Homeless: A brief history of Catalyst Arts, Inter Art Actuel, Quebec, No.66. 1996