Drawing Biennial 2017

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 2 March – 26 April · Auction: 12 April 10am – 26 April 9pm


Richard Deacon

Top Pick

artist Matt Calderwood

Year 2016
Medium crayon and felt tip on lino
Dimensions 29.8 x 20.9 cm
Bidding Open Wed 12 April, 2017 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Wed 26 April, 2017 at 9:00pm

Richard Deacon:

Richard Deacon (b. 1949, Bangor, Wales) 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) and the Ernst Franz Vogelmann Prize for Sculpture (2017). Select solo exhibitions include Out of Line-Drawings: 1968-2016, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (2016); Flat Earth, Lisson Gallery, Milan, Italy (2016); On The Other Side, Heydar Aliyex Centre, Baku, Azerbaijan (2015); This is where ideas come from, Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK (2015); Richard Deacon, Tate Britain, (2014); Beware of the Dog, LA Louver, Venice, California, USA (2013); Associations, Lisson Gallery, London, UK (2012); The Missing Part, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany (2011); Add & Subtract, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, Germany (2009); Personals, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2007); Out of Order, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall, UK (2005); and Continent, Galerie Arlogos, Paris, France (2002). Select group exhibitions include Found, Foundling Hospital, London, UK (2016); Here We Go: A Changing Group Show, Karsten Schubert, London, UK (2013); Art Now: Beating the Bounds, Tate Britain, London, UK (2009); and The Eye of the Storm, Parco la Mandria, Turn Italy (2000).

Curated exhibitions include: Abstract Drawing, Drawing Room, London 2014; Garth Evans at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2014); Image & Idol, Tate Britain (2001). His work is held in collections including Arts Council of Great Britain; British Council Collection; Centre Pompidou; Contemporary Art Society; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Centre; Manchester Art Gallery; Southampton City Art Gallery; University of Warwick and the Tate Collection.