David Rickard is a New Zealand born artist who lives and works in London, UK. Following a degree in architecture he went on to study art at Accademia di Brera in Milan and Central Saint Martins in London. His original studies in architecture have had a lasting impact on his art practice. Through a process-based practice his works investigate the inherent material properties of our surrounding environment and the spatial relationships between people, objects and architecture.
Constantly moving along a fine line between sculpture and performance, art and physics, Rickard’s work engages the viewer as an active player. Once the artist has established a trajectory, a combination of necessity and chance takes place, making the ordinary extraordinary and generating new readings of our surroundings.
David Rickard was born in New Zealand (1975). Solo exhibitions include: A Bag of Atoms, Balzer Projects, Basel; We Are All Astronauts, Otto Zoo, Milan (both forthcoming, 2016); Myriad, Site specific installation with CORD, Snape Maltings (2016); Out of Sorts, Copperfield off-site, Rotterdam (2015); What you know is not what you see, Canal 05, Brussels (2014); Vanishing Point, Sumarria Lunn, London (2013); Displacements, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice (2012); Time + Trace, Sumarria Lunn Gallery, London (2011); Test Flights, Economist Plaza, London (2010). Selected group shows include: Not Really Really, The Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels, Belgium (2016); Yield, Belval, Luxembourg (2016); The Dream of Modern Living? - Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2015); Flags, Serra di Giardini, Venice (2015); Weight for the Showing, Maddox Arts, London (2015); Act & Application, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2014); Alchemy, State of Change, NEST, The Hague (2014); Intersections – Science in Contemporary Art - Weizmann Institute, Tel Aviv (2012); Round the Clock, 54th Venice Biennale – Venice (2011); Beyond Ourselves – The Royal Society of Science, London (2011).