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)

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)

2017
Sequenza Sismica, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Modena, Italy
2015
Vers le neutre, Centre d'art et photographie de Lectoure, France
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 AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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)

2009
Sarah James, Olivier Richon (review), Frieze, May
Judith Benhamou-Huet, L’argent ne sera plus le référent, LesEchos.fr, April
Sophie Arkette, Photography: Olivier Richon, Studio International (online), February
2008
Sarah James, Olivier Richon (review), Frieze, May
Carol Mavor, A Sumptuousness To Make You Die of Hunger: Olivier Richon’s Provocative Reall Allegories, Camera Austria, March
2004
Lucy Soutter, Still Life and Allegory, Portfolio 39, June

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, France
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
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Rhône-Alpes, 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

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