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.
Solo exhibitions include A circle called Zero, curated by Rubén Díaz, No Lugar, Quito, Ecuador, 2021; Foreign Bodies, Copperfield, London (2020); Beyond Sight Within Grasp, UCL, London (2020); Echoes from the Sound Barrier, Ashburton Art, New Zealand (2019); We are all Astronauts, Otto Zoo, Milan (2017); 0, Copperfield London, London (2016); A Bag of Atoms, Balzer Projects, Basel (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); Mitosis, Michela Rizzo, Treviso (2009).
Selected group shows include tamente (Unexpectedly), Cloud Seven, Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels (2021); Not Painting, Copperfield, London (2021); Brief Encounters 21, curated by Chris Driessen & Steven Vandervelden, Lustwarande, NL (2021); Mountain Scenarios, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Turin (2021); The Feuilleton: I Will Bear Witness, curated by Jo Melvin, Edicola Feuilleton, Spoleto & Macro Museo, Rome & Edicola, Santa Maria in Trastevere, curated by Vittoria Bonifatti (2021); Reflections, Galleria Michella Rizzo, Venice (2021); PORÖS, Sculplobe e.V, Berlin (2021); Reset. Instructions to begin in a new present, TACA, Palma Mallorca, curated by Aina Pomar (2021); Lucht, Kranenburgh Museum, Bergen, Netherlands (2020); Encounters 20, Lustwarande, Tilburg, Netherlands (2020); Welcome Home! curated by Rebecca Pelly-Fry, Elephant West, London (2019); Soglie e Confini curated by Elena Forin and Michaela Rizzo, Venice (2019); Trellis curated by Sam Wilkinson, UCL East, London (2019); ₡ U R R € ₦ ₡ ¥ curated by Lucie Fontaine, NOME, Berlin (2019); Light-footed light fingered, Ryder Projects, London (2019); Futuruins, Palazzo Fortuny in collaboration with Ermitage Italia, Venice (2018); The End is Where We Start From, Balzer Projects in collaboration with NOME Gallery, Basel (2018); Austrian Illuminations, Austrian Cultral Forum, London (2018); AND A 123, Castlefield Gallery, Machester, UK (2017); Het Zalig Nietsdoen, Kranenburgh Museum, Bergen, Netherlands (2017); REPÈRES - État de l’art public au Luxembourg, LUCA, Luxembourg (2017); Moving Space, KunstKraftWerk, Leipzig, Germany (2017); Not Really Really, The Frederic de Goldschmidt Collection, Brussels, Belgium (2016); Your face has no function for me, Division of Labour, London, UK (2016); Open Forest, The Jerwood Space, London (2016); PAE, curated by Delcroix Pinsky, Belval, Luxembourg (2016); Yield, Belval, Luxembourg (2016); Myriad, with CORD, Snape Maltings Sculpture Collection, UK (2016); The Dream of Modern Living?, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, UK (2015); Taking Shape, Pangea Sculptor’s Centre, London, UK (2015); Flags, Serra di Giardini, Venice (2015); Weight for the Showing, Maddox Arts, London (2015); Do you have Barbaric Taste?, Poppositions, Brussels, Belgium (2015); Weight for the Showing, Maddox Arts, London (2015); Act & Application, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2014); What you know is not what you see, Canal 05, Brussels (2014); Alchemy, State of Change, NEST, The Hague (2014); TRA, Treviso Ricerca Arte, Treviso (2013); Intersections – Science in Contemporary Art - Weizmann Institute, Tel Aviv (2012); LoBo Project Space, Berlin (2012); Round the Clock, 54th Venice Biennale – Venice (2011); Beyond Ourselves – The Royal Society of Science, London (2011).
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