David Rickard, (1975) is a New Zealand artist based in London, UK. His original studies in architecture have had a lasting impact on his art practice, embedding queries of material and spatial perception deep into his work. Through research and experimentation his works attempt to understand how we arrived at our current perception of the physical world and how far our perception is from what we call reality.
Recent exhibitions include; In the Air, The Wellcome Collection, London, UK (2022); (in)visible fields, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy (2022); Inaspettatamente (Unexpectedly), Cloud Seven, Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels (2021); Brief Encounters 21, Lustwarande, Holland (2021); A Circle Called Zero*, No Lugar, Quito, Ecuador (2021); Feuilleton, MACRO Rome and Spoleto Italy (2021); Mountain Scenarios, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Turin, Italy (2021) RESET: Instructions to begin in a new present, TACA, Palma Mallorca (2021); Foreign Bodies*, CØPPERFIELD, London UK (2020); LUCHT/AIR, Kranenburgh Museum, Netherlands (2020); Echoes from the Sound Barrier*, Ashburton Art Gallery, NZ (2019-20), ₡URR€₦₡¥, NOME, Berlin (2019), Futuruins, Palazzo Fortuny Venice, in collaboration with Hermitage State Museum, St Petersburg (2018); AND A 123, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK (2017); Het Zalig Nietsdoen, Kranenburgh Museum, Netherlands (2017); Not Really Really, The Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels, Belgium (2016); O*, CØPPERFIELD, London (2016); A Bag of Atoms, Balzer Projects, Basel (2016); Open Forest, The Jerwood Space, London, UK (2016); Flags, Serra di Giardini, Venice (2015); Alchemy, State of Change, NEST, The Hague (2014); All Vertical Lines Intersect*, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice (2013); Intersections, Weizmann Institute, Tel Aviv (2012); Displacements, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy (2012); Round the Clock, 54th Venice Biennale, Venice (2011); Beyond Ourselves, The Royal Society of Science, London (2011) [* solo exhibitions]
Rickard’s work has been published in articles and interviews within The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Frame, Kunstbeeld, Drome and Flash Art among others.
Studio portait a film by Eva Herzog, music by abq
2021 / Seisma Magazine - David Rickard: Art at the Thresholds, by Paul Carey Kent
2021 / OpenLab - Breaking Boundaries: A studio visit with David Rickard, by Kate Neave
2020 / Collaborative City - interview with Robert Such
2019 / Radio New Zealand - Standing Room Only with Lynn Freeman
2019 / ExibArt - Avanti & Indietro with Raffaele Gavarro
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Galleria Michela Rizzo (Italy)