Richard Billingham

Richard Billingham's Biography

Born in 1970, Cradley Heath, West Midlands
Lives and works in Sawnsea, Wales


Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

People, Places, Animals, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia

Constable, The Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich
Zoo, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansae
Zoo, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Zoo, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton
Zoo, La Fabrica, Madrid
Richard Billingham, ACCA, Melbourne

Zoo, Compton Verney, Warwickshire
Black Country, The New Art Gallery, Walsall

Black Country, La Fabrica, Madrid
Black Country, Galleria Marabini, Bologna
Black Country, Galway Arts Festival, Galway
Black Country, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

SintLukas, Brussels
New Forest, ArtSway Galleries, Hampshire

New Pictures, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Trafo – House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest

Fishtank, Temple Bar, Dublin

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (cat.) touring to Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin;
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen; Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic;
Hasselblad Centre, Göteberg, Sweden; Kunsthalle Willhelmshaven, Germany

British School at Rome, Rome
Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels
Galerie Monica Reitz, Frankfurt am Main

Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Galeria Massimo De Carlo, Milan
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Luhring Augustine, New York

Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh
National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London


Guernsey Photography Festival, St Peter Port, Guernsey
L’énigme du portrait, MAC de Marseille, France
LIVE! Art&Rock that Changed History, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy
Moving Portraits, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
The Witching Hour: Darkness and the Architectural Uncanny, PM Gallery & House, Ealing, London

The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London
The Witching Hour, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
British Photography from the ’70s and ’80s, Krakow Photomonth 2010 Festival, Krakow, Poland
Face History, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
PLAYLIST Moderna Museet, Jönköpings Läns Museum, Sweden
A Horse Walks into a Bar…Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Face History, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Undeniably Me. 1309 Faces, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Black Country, The Public, West Bromwich

The Archer and the Goat, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Galerie du Jour Anges B, Paris
Damaged Romanticism, University of Houston, Texas
Ruination: Photographs of Rome, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham
Through the Lens, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Landscape Photography, Sadler’s Wells, London
Between Today and Yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Gtr. Manchester
The Photographer’s Contract, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
7th International Photo Triennial, Esslingen
Fishtank, Holburne Museum of Fine Art, Bath

Out of Place, New Art Gallery, Walsall
Autonomia, Galerie LUMC, Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum
Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan
The Photographer’s Contract, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; Museum Mrsbroich, Leverkusen
Beso de Culebra - Kiss of the Snaky, Garash Gallery, Mexco City
Check-in Europe - Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, EPO, München
Inheritance, Olympus, The Music Rooms, London
Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tatel Liverpool (cat.)
Responding to Rome, Estorick Collection London

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Paris.
Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds (cat.)
Liminal Britain, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton
Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland (cat.)
Bidibibodibiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino
Miradas y Conceptos, MEIAC, Badajoz
New Forest, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice
Radical and Modest, Ben Uri Gallery, London
The Dream of Myself, the Dream of the World, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Wintherthur
Picture of Britain, Tate Britain, London
Critics Choice, FACT, Liverpool
The House In The Middle, The Impressions Gallery of Photography, York
The House In The Middle, Tower Art Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne
Shoot The Family, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
Contemporanea, Fondacion Juan March, Madrid
Generation X: Junge Kunst aus der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg

Playstation, Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
Sometime, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
Pillish: Harsch Realities and Gorgeous Destinations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
The House In The Middle, Photoworks, Brighton
Cold Play – set 1 from the collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Reed Exhibitions – Paris Photo, Paris
Hors-d'oeuvre: Ordre et desordres de la nourriture, capc Musee d'art conteporain de Bordeaux
Tape 291, 291 Gallery, London
Social Strategies, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Stranger than Fiction, City Art Gallery, Leeds (Arts Council touring exhibitions) (cat.)

Love over Gold, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
La creazione ansiosa , Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Palazzo Forti, Verona (cat.)
Picture of You, Galeria Estrany de la Mota, Barcelona
A Bigger Splash: British Art from Tate 1960 – 2003, Pavilhão Lucas Nogueira Garcez, São Paulo (cat.)
Richard Billingham, House of Contemporary Arts, Trafó Gallery, Budapest
A Period Eye, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich
Social Strategies: Redefining Social Realism, University of California, Santa Barbara and tour
The Family, The Gallery, Windsor, Florida (cat.)
Home Sweet Home, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus (cat.)
The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes, Stazione Leopolda, Florence (cat.)

Comer o no Comer, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca (cat.)
Yuko Shiraishi: Episode, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre
Location: UK, Gimpel Fils Gallery, London
Lifesize - International Photography Festival, National Gallery of Art, Rome
Family, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut (cat.)
In the Freud Museum, Freud Museum, London
Private Affairs, Kunst Haus, Dresden (cat.)
The Saatchi Gift, National Touring Exhibitions, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
Intimacy, The Lowry, Salford
TABU – Mavericks und heisse Eisen, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz (cat.)

Heart of Glass, mirror – London College of Printing, London
Turner Prize exhibition, Tate Britain, London (cat.)
The Dark, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Emotional Ties, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Milano Europa, Milan
The Glen Dimplex Artists Award Exhibition, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (cat.)
Valencia Biennale, Valencia (cat.)
49th Venice Biennale, Venice (cat.)
New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens
Give & Take, Serpentine Gallery, London
I Am a Camera, Saatchi Gallery, London (cat.)

Tate Modern Members room, London
Cities/Faces, centre régional de Cherbourg-Octeville
Scene de la vie conjugale, Villa Arson, Nice
Bleibe – ein Projekt von ‘art in dialog’ (Jorg & Karen van der Berg, Universitat
itten/Herdecke), Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
Body Beautiful, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
warningSHOTS, Royal Armouries, Leeds
The Sleep of Reason, Norwich Gallery and tour (cat.)
Through the Looking Glass: Artists investigating family life, University of Essex (cat.)
Quotidiana, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (cat.)

Close-Ups, Contemporary Art and Carl Th. Dreyer, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen (cat.)
Centre for the Arts, Montreal (cat., le mois de la photo a montreal 1999)
Interior Britannia: Richard Billingham/Anna Fox, Saidye Bronfman
Officina Europa, Villa delle Rose, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna and tour (cat.)
Endzeit, Galerie Six Friedrich Lisa Ungar, Munich
Common People, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene (cat.)
La Casa, Il Corpo, Il Cuore, 20er Haus, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (cat.)
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
International Neurotic Realism: Bern Now!, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
Janviers en Bourgogne: Xn, L’Espace des Arts, Chalon-sur-Saône

Mois de la Photographie, galerie Agnès b., Paris
Family, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
Remix, Musée des Beaux Arts, Nantes
Malos Habitos, Galerie Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid (cat.)
Sensation: Young British Artist from the Saatchi Collection, Hamburger Bahnhof,
Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin (cat.)
Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich
Life is a Bitch, De Appel Foundation, Amsterdam (cat.)
Edinburgh Film and Television Festival, Edinburgh
U.K.Maximum Diversity, Benger Areal, Bregenz
7de Zomer van de Fotografie, Museum voor Fotografie, Antwerp
Not Strictly Private, Shed im Eisenwerk, Frauenfeld
Le Printemps de Cahors, Cahors (cat.)
Women, Galerie Klemens Gasser und Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Close Echoes, Public Body and Artificial Space, City Gallery, Prague; Kunsthalle, Krems
Wounds. Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, Moderna Museet,
Stockholm (cat.)
Head First, City Art Gallery, Leicester and tour

Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern
Private Face-Urban Space, Gasworks, Athens; L. Kanakakis Municipal Gallery of Rethymnon, Crete (cat.)
Strange Days, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan (cat.)
Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, The Royal Academy, London (cat.)
Pictura Britannica, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Art Gallery of South Australia,
Adelaide, Te Papa, New Zealand (cat.)
Home Sweet Home, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg: Engel: Engel, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (cat.)
Observaties/Observations, Recent acquisitions, PTT Museum, The Hague (cat.)
Vis-à-vi(e)s, Galerie Art et Essai, Université Rennes 2, Rennes (cat.)
The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize, Royal College of Art, London (cat.)
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London
SIAFO, Seoul

Full House, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Blick von innen, Galerie Monika Reitz, Frankfurt-am-Main
Photos Leurres, Mois de la Photo, Galerie de Jour Agnès B, Paris (cat.)
New Photography 12, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Life/Live, ARC, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Fundação das Descobertas, Centro Cultural de Belem, Lisboa (cat.)
Galerie du Jour Agnès B, Paris
‘Radical Images’ Museum of Contemporary Art, Szombathely, Hungary
‘Radical Images’, Second Austrian Triennal on Photography, Graz
Herkunft? Fotomuseum Winterthur (cat.)
Passage à l’acte, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London

Night and Day, Anthony Reynolds Gallery

Who’s Looking at the Family? Barbican Art Gallery, London (cat.)