Olivier Richon

1956
Born in Lausanne, Switzerland
1997
Director of the Department of Photography, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
2006
Professor of Photography, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom
Lives and works in London, United Kingdom

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2019
Allegories, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany
2018
Still, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin, Germany
Aka Yagara, Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France
2016
Images littéraires, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
2013
Acedia, Ibid Projects, London, United Kingdom
2009
Anima(l), Ibid Projects, London, United Kingdom
2008
Anima(l), Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Real Allegories - Stilleben und Tiere, Galerie Bildkultur, Stuttgart, Germany
2006
Nepente, Art Gallery, Milan, Italy
The Spirit is a Bone, Ibid Projects, London, United Kingdom
2004
Fotografia Trilogia, Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena, Italy
2000
Allegories, Galerie de l’aquarium, Valenciennes, France

EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES (Sélection)

2021
Nourrir le corps nourrit l’esprit, Abbaye Saint-André – Centre d’art contemporain, Meymac, France
2018
3654 Days after, Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Revolt and Revolution, Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Here We Are, Burberry, Paris, France
2017
Here We Are, Burberry, Hong Kong, China
Here We Are, Burberry, Old Sessions House, London, United Kingdom
Sequenza Sismica, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy
10 years old, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy
2015
Vers le neutre, Centre d'art et photographie de Lectoure, France
Contemporary Photography from North-West Europe, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy
2014
Ware & Wissen, or the stories you would not tell a stranger, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
2012
Another London, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
2010
Le Bestiaire Imaginaire, l’animal dans la photographie de 1850 à nos jours, Palais Lumière, Evian, France
Teaching Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2009
365 Days, Bendana | Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France
2008
Exhibition Road, Handel Street Projects, London, United Kingdom
2007
Generations, Galerie les Filles du Calvaire, Brusselles, Belgium
2006
Zoo, La Centrale électrique, European Centre for Contemporary Art, Brussels, Belgium
2005
Das Fotografierte Tier, Musée Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2004
The Goat, Medievalmodern, London, United Kingdom
2003
Ein Blicke in Privat Sammlungen, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2002
Sans commune mesure - image et texte dans l’art actuel, Musée d’art moderne, Lille, France
Seeing Things, Canon Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Love, Labour and Loss, Tullic House and Art Gallery, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Cinema India, Contemporary Space, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
2001
L’œuvre Démultipliée, Musée d’art moderne, Lille-Métropole, France
M Family, Musée Migros, Zurich, Switzerland
Players, Insidespace at Selfridges, Londron, United Kingdom
2000
Eat, fuck, die, Platform, London, United Kingdom

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENCES

2017
Education Award, The Royal Photographic Society Education Award, London, United Kingdom
2016
Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo, Japan
1993
Leopold Godowsky Colour Photography Award, Boston, United States
1991
Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography, Austria
1986
Kiefer Hablitzel Scholarship, Switzerland
1985
Greater London Arts, United Kingdom
1984
Kiefer Hablitzel Scholarship, Switzerland
1983
Greater London Arts, United Kingdom
1980
Arts Council of Great Britain Photographic Bursary, United Kingdom

PUBLICATIONS (Selection)

2011
Le bestiaire imaginaire, text by Antoine De Baecque, Palais de Lumière, Évian, France (exh.cat.)
2010
Mirada interior : centenario de "Parque Florido" sede de la Fundación Lázaro Galdiano, Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, Madrid, Spain (exh.cat.)
2006
Olivier Richon, Real Allegories, Steidl, Göttingen, Germany
2004
Lucy Soutter, Still Life and Allegory, Portfolio 39, United Kingdom
1995
Olivier Richon, After D.L., Camera Austria, Graz, Austria

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France
Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Arts Council of Great Britain, United Kingdom
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain des Pays de la Loire, France
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Bretagne, France
Institut d’art Contemporain, (Collection of FRAC Rhône–Alpes), Villeurbanne, France
Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, Switzerland
Musée de L’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States
National Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
DG Bank, Germany
Kunstring Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France

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