Richard Hughes

Born 1974, Birmingham; Lives in Herefordshire.


2003 Goldsmiths College
1995 Staffordshire University

Solo Exhibitions

2022 ‘Paperwork’, The Modern Institute, Aird's Lane Bricks Space
2021 ‘WINDOW’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2019 ‘The Great Perhaps’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2014 ‘Field Trip’, The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  ‘Scene Inbetween’, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen
2013 Anton Kern Gallery, New York, New York
  ‘Time is over, time has come’, Firstsite, Colchester, Firstsite, Colchester
2012 ‘Where It All Happened Once’, Tramway, Glasgow
2011 ‘Endless Bummer’, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels
2010 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2008 ‘nothing left, it's alright’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘One Man's Struggle To Take It Easy’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd. at Sadie Coles HQ, London, 35 Heddon Street
2007 ‘Richard Hughes’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2006 ‘KEEP ON ONNIN'’, Sculpture Court, Tate Britain
2005 ‘Richard Hughes’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘What a Dude'll Do’, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
2004 ‘Richard Hughes’, Roma Roma Roma, Rome
  ‘The Shelf-life of Milk’, The Showroom, London
1998 ‘Nothing Original To See Here’, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Wigan

Group Exhibitions

2022 Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2021 ‘Balls’, OOF Gallery, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London
2020 ‘The Lie-By’, Palfrey, London
  ‘Old Technology’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2018 ‘Colours that no-one knows the name of’, Recent Activity, Birmingham (with Bernadette Kerrigan)
2017 ‘THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2016 ‘Implosion 20’, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
  ‘Double Act: Art and Comedy’, The MAC, Belfast
2015 ‘Birmingham Show’, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (curated by Ruth Claxton and Gavin Wade)
  ‘I hear your voice reflected in a glass and it sounds like it is inside of me’, carlier | gebauer, Berlin
  ‘THE NOING UV IT’, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2014 ‘On the Devolution of Culture’, 83 Page Street, London
2013 ‘Lost Boys: The Territories of Youth’, The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
  ‘0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art’, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
2012 BAM, Ghent
  ‘Panem et Circenses’, 83 Page Street, London
  ‘WONDERS — Masterpieces from Private Collections in Denmark’, KUNSTEN museum of modern art, Aalborg
2011 Nils Staerk, Copenhagen
  ‘Yes, We Don't’, Institute d'Art contemporain, Villeurbanne (With Alan Kane)
2010 ‘Rive Gauche, Rive Droite’, Marc Jancou Contemporary, Paris
  ‘Country Music’, Blum and Poe Gallery, Los Angeles
2009 ‘TONITE’, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow
  ‘Trying To Cope With Things that Aren’t Human (Part 1)’, Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent (touring to Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent)
  Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
  ‘Suns Neither Rise Nor Set’, Royal College of Art, London (MA Curating Contemporary Art)
  Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi
2008 ‘Life on Mars - 55th Carnegie International’, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  ‘Living London’, 176, London
  ‘Des Hughes/Richard Hughes’, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles
  ‘All Inclusive. A Tourist World’, Schirn Kunsthalle, Zurich
  ‘Variable Capital’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
2007 ‘The Zabludowicz Collection’, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
  ‘Clarke and McDevitt Present: Expect Nothing’, Gallery For One, Dublin
  ‘Summer Show’, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
  ‘Drawing 2007’, The Drawing Room / Tannery Arts, London
  ‘re-dis-play’, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg
2006 ‘Life's a Beach’, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  ‘Beck's Futures 2006’ (Nominee. CCA Glasgow, offsite; Arnolfini, Bristol, offsite.)
  ‘Sleep of Ulro by Goshka Macuga’, A-Foundation, Liverpool (Liverpool Biennale 2006)
  ‘deep into that darkness peering’, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
  ‘Strange I've Seen That Face Before’, Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach
  ‘Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires’, Ancient & Modern, London
  ‘Life's a Beach’, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
  ‘If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history’, The Showroom, London
2005 ‘British Art Show 6’, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (Hayward touring exhibition. Touring to Cornerhouse, Manchester; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol)
  ‘Showcase’, City Art Centre, Edinburgh
  ‘Herald St and The Modern Institute present’, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
  ‘Golden Crust’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York
  ‘The Pantagruel Syndrome’, The Turin Triennial, Threemuseum Pala Fuksas
  ‘Ordering The Ordinary’, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
  ‘Bridge Freezes Before Road’, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (curated by Neville Wakefield)
  ‘Closing Down’, Bortolami Dayan Gallery, New York
  ‘Drawing 200’, The Drawing Room / Tannery Arts, London
  ‘The Addiction’, Gagosian Gallery, New York
  ‘Post Notes’, ICA, London; Midway, Minneapolis
2004 ‘Wider than the Sky’, 117 Commercial Street, London
  ‘Tealeaf’, Cell Project Space, London
  ‘Genesis Sculpture’, Domaine Pommery, Reims
  ‘Goldsmiths College Graduates’, Mirko Mayer Galerie, Cologne
  ‘No More Reality’, Nils Staerk Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
  ‘Like Beads On An Abacus Designed To Calculate Infinity’, Rockwell, London
  ‘Granite’, Whitechapel Project Space, London
2003 ‘BagLady’, Cell Project Space, London
  ‘Have A Go Heroes’, Cell Project Space, London
  East International 2003, Norwich Gallery (Winner)
  ‘Corpa Nova’, London, UK
2002 ‘Allotment Archive’, 125 Lambeth Walk, London
  ‘Lilo2’, ASC, London
  ‘Sitting Tenants’, Lotta Hammer, London
2001 ‘Blue Screen at Levi's’, Levi's Store, Regent Street
2000 ‘Glory Hole’, 2 Magri Walk, London
1999 ‘Away From Home’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1998 ‘Glitter’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1997 ‘Young Parents’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
  ‘On The Buses’, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow
1996 ‘Pulse’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool
1995 ‘No Exit’, Visionfest, Liverpool
  ‘Gift Rap’, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool



2023 Elaine YJ Zheng: ‘Frieze London 2023 Artwork Highlights’, Ocula, 18/10/2023
2019 Toby Kamps: ‘Art | In Conversation: RICHARD HUGHES with Toby Kamps’, The Brooklyn Rail, Dec 2019 -Jan 2020 11/12/2019
2011 Pierre-Yves Desaive: ‘Richard Hughes’, Flash Art, May-June 2011 2011
2010 ‘Goings On About Town: Art, Richard Hughes’, New Yorker, 05/2010
2008 James Garner: ‘Art Review’, The Metro, 26/09/2008
  Jack Mottram: ‘When Art Brings a Reality Check, The Herald’, The Herald, 09/2008
  Adam E. Mendelson: ‘Flash Art’, Flash Art International, 30/04/2008
  Tim Scott: ‘Expect Nothing’, Art Review, 03/2008
  Morgan Falconer: ‘Richard Hughes’, Art Review, 03/2008
  640: ‘Time Out’, Time Out NY, 2008
2007 ‘Richard Hughes’, French Vogue, 02/2007
2006 Adrian Searle: ‘Foot Fetish’, The Guardian, 04/04/2006
  Megan Ratner: ‘Turin Triennial’, Frieze, 98 04/2006
  Ossian Ward: Can Ekow Eshun bring back the ICA‘s Glory dyas, London Evening Standard, 31/03/2006
  Oliver Duff: Beck‘s pushes boundaries with a ‘Bums Breakfast’ and smelly shoes, The Independent, 29/03/2006
  Andrew Hunt, Neil Mulholland: ‘British Art (Does It) Show?’, Frieze, 96 01/2006
  Susanne Titz, Toby Webster: Strange I‘ve Seen That Face Before, Stadtisches, 2006
  Matt Price: ‘What a Performance’, Art Review, 2006
2005 Bill Roberts: ‘Bright Young Things’, Art Review, 12/2005
  Alex Farquharson, Richard Hughes: ‘The decay of modernity, melancholy objects and shared cultural moments’, Frieze, 95 12/2005
  Chris Evans: ‘Open Frequency’, Open frequency, 11/2005
  Gale Iain: ‘A Truly Cosmoploitan Affar’, Scotland on Sunday, 02/10/2005
  Adrian Searle: ‘The State of Art’, The Guardian, 27/09/2005
  Rachel Campbell-Johnston: ‘Brit Art: the next generation’, The Times, 21/09/2005
  Martin Herbert: ‘Ordering the Ordinary’, Time Out London, 17/08/2005
  Jack Mottram: ‘Richard Hughes’, The List, 07/07/2005
  Alison Gingeras: ‘First Take’, Artforum, 01/2005
  Jack Mottram: ‘Richard Hughes’, Map, #2 Summer 2005
  Kerry Duggan, Lewis Ceri: ‘Showcase’, City Art Centre, 2005
  ‘The Shelf Life of Milk’, Number 33, 2005
2004 Martin Herbert: ‘On the Ground’, Artforum, 12/2004
  David Barrett: ‘Profile - Richard Hughes’, Art Monthly, 281 11/2004
  Fabrice Bousteau: ‘Genesis Sculpture, Experience Pommery’, BEAUX ARTS MAGAZINE, 2004
  Rob Tuffnell: ‘Keep on Keeping on, in Richard Hughes’, RomaRomaRoma, 2004
  Tobi Maier: ‘The Shelf Life of Milk’, an, 2004
2003 Helen Sumpter: ‘Bag Lady’, Time Out London, 17/12/2003
  Sally O'Reilly: ‘Have a go Heroes’, Time Out London, 05/11/2003
  Dan Smith: ‘East International’, Art Monthly, 269 10/2003
2002 Richard Hughes: Nick Drake‘s Poncho, Frieze, 68 08/2002
  Neil Zaciewicz: ‘Sitting Tenants’, an, 03/2002
  Sally O'Reilly: ‘Sitting Tenants’, Time Out London, 1642 06/02/2002

Exhibition Reviews

2013 Sherwin, Skye: ‘‘It‘s about finding that element of romance‘‘, The Observer, 24/03/2013
  Cairns, Steven: ‘Richard Hughes‘, Artforum, No. 7 03/2013
2012 Thompson, Susannah: ‘Exhibition Reviews: Richard Hughes’, Art Review, 12/2012
  Bond, Bryony: ‘Richard Hughes: Where It all Happened Once’, Art Monthly, Issue 362 12/2012
  Sheerin, Mark: ‘Richard Hughes presents landmark show complete with landmark at Tramway‘, Culture 24, 06/11/2012
  Clark, Robert: ‘Exhibitionist‘, The Guardian, 11/2012
  Clark, Robert: ‘Richard Hughes‘, The Guardian Guide, 11/2012
  Jeffrey, Moira: ‘Wizard of Dross: Previewing Richard Hughes’ new exhibition‘, Scotland on Sunday, 28/10/2012
  Patience, Jan: ‘Rubbish Reinvented’, The Herald, 20/10/2012


2017 I aint the noing uv it im jus onle the showing uv it, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
2012 Richard Hughes, JRP|Ringier, Zurich
2010 Creamier, Contemporary Art In Culture: 10 Curators, 100 Contemporary Artists, 10 Sources, Phaidon Press, London/ New York (Selected by Douglas Fogle)
2008 Art 39 Basel, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
2006 Art Now: Richard Hughes, Tate Britain, London
2005 Frieze Art Fair Book 2005-6, Thames & Hudson, London

Exhibition Publications

2008 All Inclusive. A Tourist World, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne
  Life on Mars: 55th Carneige International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  Variable Capital, Liverpool Univeristy Press, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
2006 Becks Futures 2006, ICA, London
  Richard Hughes: Keep On Onnin', Tate Publishing, London
  Strange I’ve Seen That Face Before, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Moenchengladbach
2005 Bridge Freezes Before Road, Gladstone Gallery, New York
  British Art Show 6, Hayward Publishing, London
  Showcase, City Art Centre and Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
  T1 - Turin Triennial Three Museums 2005: The Pantagruel Syndrome, Skira Editore, Milan
  The Shelf Life of Milk, The Showroom, London
2004 Keep On Keeping On, RomaRomaRoma, Rome
2003 East Intertnational 2003, Norwich Gallery (ed.), Norwich