Peter Richards, born Cardiff, is an artist based at Flax Art Studios, Belfast, in the North of Ireland. He works in a range of media including forms of photography, installation and performance. His works can be seen as artistic enquiries into subjects, such as: how understanding is formed and truth is subscribed to; how we each have the capacity to suspend disbelief in order to continue believing in chosen truths.
Richards often engages with interactions between re-presentation, time and referencing. His first solo exhibition Corrective Perspective was at the Context Gallery, Derry in 1996. Since that time he has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions including:
Intuitive Actions, Common Attributes and Isolated Incidents, Millennium Court Art Centre, (UK); Art of the Troubles, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Ulster Museum, (UK); Live, Live Art, Cornerhouse, Manchester, (UK); Dogs Have No Religion, Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague, (CZ); The Belfast Way, Herzelyia Museum, Tel Aviv, (IL); Voices Travel, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung (TW); New Contemporaries 99, South London Gallery & Liverpool Biennale, (UK); Memorials, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, (UK); Recent Works, Model Arts Centre, Sligo,(IE); NI Gulp, Plugin ICA, Winnipeg, (CA); Elective Perspective, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, (PL); Revolution, Galerie Deadfly, Berlin, (DE); Les Intermittences du coeur, EX ELETTROFONICA, Rome (IT); L’art dans le monde, Paris Musées, Pont Alexandre III, Paris, (FR); Vailartis – Arttakesthestreets, Grupo Forja & La Sala Naranja, Valencia (ES); Return, The National Gallery, Goethe Institute, Dublin (IE); Richards, ZDSLU Gallery, Ljubljana (SI) and Northern Irelands inaugural presentation at the la Biennale di Venezia 51, The Nature of Things – The Long Weekend, Artists from Northern Ireland.