Peter Liversidge

Born 1973 Lincoln, Peter Liversidge lives and works in London. Graduated from Montana State University (1995), and University of Plymouth (1996).

Peter Liversidge writes proposals for exhibitions and projects that range from the simple to the impossible. All proposals start in the same way, as a typed A4 piece of paper. Liversidge says of his proposals that: “…it's important that some of the proposals are actually realised, but no more so that the others that remain only as typed text on a piece of A4 paper.”

He experiments with the idea of what is possible, as an individual and within a group, often realised as objects, performances, happenings or simple interventions.

Selected solo exhibitions include Working Title Pt.2, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2018); The Bridge (Choral Piece for Tate Modern), Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London (2016); Proposals for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield (2016); Connect! 2016, Museums at Night (2016); Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2016); Surface Mail, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2015); Notes on Protesting, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); Rules for Vancouver, Vancouver Biennial, Vancouver (2014); C-O-N-T-I-N-U-A-T-I-O-N, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik (2014); doppelgänger, The MAC, Belfast (2014); and Flags for Edinburgh, public art project, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh (2013). Selected group exhibitions include Twenty, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2018); Jacob's Ladder, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh (2018); Inhabit, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (2018); Edifice, Complex, Visionary, Structure, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2018); By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2015); Revolver, Matt’s Gallery, London (2014); Instructions for an Ordinary Utopia, Foreground, Frome (2014); Classless Society, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, New York (2013); On Nature, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (2013); Revealed2: CollectorSpace, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide (2013); The Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013); Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London (2013); ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds (2013); and John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (2012). 

Last updated: 07.05.2021

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