Richard Birkett

Richard Birkett

Richard Birkett is curator at Artists Space, New York. He studied Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art and Goldsmiths College in London before running the non-profit gallery Whitechapel Project Space for six years from 2002. During this period he also organized projects as part of the Serpentine Gallery’s public program, including La Commune in 2006. He was curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London from 2007 to 2010, where he curated and organized exhibitions and events including Nought to Sixty, Talk Show (with Will Holder), Calling Out Of Context (with Jamie Eastman), Cosey Complex (with Maria Fusco), Billy Childish – Unknowable But Certain (with Matthew Higgs) and Chto Delat?: The Urgent Need to Struggle. In 2010 he moved to Artists Space, New York, and has curated projects including Mark Morrisroe: From This Moment On (with Stefan Kalmár and Beatrix Ruf), Radical Localism: Art, Video and Culture from Pueblo Nuevo’s Mexicali Rose (with Chris Kraus and Marco Vera), “Identity” (with Stefan Kalmár) and Bernadette Corporation: 2000 Wasted Years (with Stefan Kalmár). He has edited publications including Dispersion (London: ICA, 2008, with Polly Staple) and Cosey Complex (Cologne: Walter König, 2012, with Maria Fusco), and contributed essays to art journals and monographs including Zak Kyes: Working With... (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2012). In 2012 he was nominated for the ICI Independent Vision Curatorial Award.

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