Richard Deacon (b. 1949, Bangor) lives and works in London. Received his BA from St. Martin’s School of Art and MA in Environmental Media from the Royal College of Art, London. Select awards include Turner Prize, Tate Gallery (1987); the Robert Jakobsen Prize (1995); and the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture (2017). Deacon was awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (1997); elected a Royal Academician (1998); elected a member of the Akademie der Kunst, Berlin (2010); and awarded a CBE (1999). He has received Honorary Doctorates from the University of Leicester (2005) and The Azerbaijan State Academy of Arts (2015). Deacon has curated exhibitions including Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London (2014); Garth Evans at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield (2014); and Image & Idol, Tate Britain, London (2001). Select solo exhibitions include Richard Deacon, Beijing Commune Gallery, Beijing (2018); Richard Deacon – Foundation Studies, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Paris (2018); Richard Deacon - Thirty Pieces, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (2017); Richard Deacon – What You See Is What You Get, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (2017); Out of Line-Drawings: 1968-2016, Museum Folkwang, Essen (2016); Flat Earth, Lisson Gallery, Milan (2016); This is where ideas come from, Wolfson College, Cambridge (2015); Richard Deacon, Tate Britain, London (2014); Associations, Lisson Gallery, London (2012); The Missing Part, Sprengel Museum, Hanover (2011); and Out of Order, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives (2005). Select group exhibitions include Found, Foundling Hospital, London (2016); Here We Go: A Changing Group Show, Karsten Schubert, London (2013); Art Now: Beating the Bounds, Tate Britain, London (2009); and The Eye of the Storm, Parco la Mandria, Turin (2000). His works are held in public and private collections including Arts Council of Great Britain, London; British Council Collection, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Contemporary Art Society, London; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis; Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester; Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton; University of Warwick, London; and the Tate Collection, London.
Last updated: 18.02.2019