Born 1983, Cardiff, lives and works in London.
James Richards studied Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design, London, and attended the LUX Associate Artist programme in 2008/2009.
Richards works with moving image, installation and sculpture, paying particular attention to the way the work is displayed, the presentation equipment and orientation in relation to the audience. He works with video by mixing and editing archival and self-generated images and sounds, presenting them along with ready-made and fabricated objects to create installations that carry dramatic tension and open, associative narratives.
Solo & Two Person Exhibitions
CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan
Not Blacking Out, Just Turning The Lights off. Chisenhale Gallery, London
James Richards. Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul.
DISAMBIGUATION. With Steve Reinke. Trinity Square Video, Toronto.
Art Now. with Clunie Reid. Tate Britain, London
Resolution. Swallow Street, London.
Call and Bluff. Tramway, Glasgow.
Naught To Sixty. ICA, London
Selected Group Exhibitions & Screenings
The Imaginary Museum, Kunstverein Munchen
Chase Of Grace. Maria Stenfors Gallery, London.
The Lux ICA Biennial, ICA, London
Mouth Room, Pleasuredome, Toronto
An Echo Button. (Collaborative performance installation with Ed Atkins and Haroon Mirza), Zabludowicz Collection/Performa 2011, New York
Circulate. FOAM, Amsterdam.
Subjective Projections. Bielefelder Kunstverein, Welle.
Coming After. The Power Plant, Toronto.
Case Histories. Alex Zachary Gallery, New York.
Fifteen, S1 Artspace, Sheffield
What It Is Not. Lux touring programme.
Cold War For Love. Recent British Video, 52nd Zinebi Short Film and Documentary Festival, Bilbao.
The Voice Is A Language, Tramway, Glasgow
Misty Boundaries Fades and Dissolves. Form Content, London
Psychic Geography. Workplace Gallery, Gateshead.
Generational; Younger Than Jesus. The New Museum Of Contemporary Art, New York
A Song For Those In Search Of What They Came With. Bellwether Gallery, New York
Film As A Subversive Art. Lux Project at Zoo art Fair, London.
Disturbing History. Light Industry, New York
Against Nature. Vegas Gallery, London
Light Reading. No.w.here Lab, London
Invisible Mend. Lounge Gallery/LUX, London
Incidents. Mathew Bown Gallery, London
Paradise. Tactile Bosch Studios, Cardiff
New Semantics. Screening at the Whitechapel Gallery, London.