Timeline

1970
Born: in Birmingham, UK
1991–1994
BA in Fine Art, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
1995
Received the Felix H. Man Memorial Prize
1997
Received the The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize
2001
Shortlisted in 2001 for the Turner Prize

Exhibitions

2011
L’énigme du portrait, MAC de Marseille, France
2011
LIVE! Art&Rock that Changed History, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy
2011
Moving Portraits, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
2010
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (solo)
2010
La Fabrica, Madrid (solo)
2010
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London
2010
British Photography from the ’70s and ’80s, Krakow Photomonth 2010 Festival, Krakow, Poland
2010
PLAYLIST Moderna Museet, Jönköpings Läns Museum, Sweden
2009
Undeniably Me. 1309 Faces, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
2009
Black Country, The Public, West Bromwich
2008
Damaged Romanticism, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Ruination: Photographs of Rome, Djanogly Art Gallery, London, UK
Through the Lens, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
People, Places, Animals, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
2008
Que Des Européens, Galerie du Jour Angès B., Paris
2007
Landscape Photography, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK
Constable, The Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, UK (solo)
Zoo, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, UK; Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK; , Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK; , La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Richard Billingham, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Between Today and Yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Manchester, UK
The Photographer’s Contract, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Fishtank, Holborne Museum of Fine Art, Bath, UK
2006
Zoo, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (solo)
Black Country, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (solo)
Out of Place, New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Photographer’s Contract, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Beso de Culebra - Kiss of the Snaky, Garash Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Check-in Europe - Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, EPO, Munich, Germany
Inheritance, Olympus, The Music Rooms, London, UK
Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Responding to Rome, Estorick Collection, London, UK
2005
Black Country, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain; Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy; Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland; Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds, UK
Liminal Britain, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX
Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland
Bidibibodibiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Miradas y Conceptos, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain
New Forest, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy
Radical and Modest, Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK
Picture of Britain, Tate Britain, London, UK
Critics Choice, FACT, Liverpool, UK
The House In The Middle, The Impressions Gallery of Photography, York, UK; Tower Art Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne, UK
Shoot The Family, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Contemporanea, Fondacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Generation X: Junge Kunst aus der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
2004
SintLukas, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Playstation, Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Sometime, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
The House In The Middle, Photoworks, Brighton, UK
Hors-d'oeuvre: Ordre et desordres de la nourriture, capcMusee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Tape 291, 291 Gallery, London, UK
Social Strategies, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Stranger than Fiction, City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
ArtSway Galleries, New Forest, Hampshire, UK
Artist in Residence, VIVID, Birmingham, UK
2003
ArtSway Residency, New Forest, Hampshire, UK
Virtually Real, Artist’s commission, Half Tone Press, Norfolk, UK
Wonders of the Black Country, Jubilee Arts, West Midlands, UK
Prince of Wales Bursary for the Arts, Athens, Greece
New Pictures, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Trafo – House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary
2002
Fishtank, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
2001
Turner Prize Shortlist, Tate Gallery, London, UK
Glen Dimplex Artist Award Shortlist, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Artists work programme at IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
2000
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (cat.) touring to Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hasselblad Centre, Göteberg, Sweden
1999
British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Monica Reitz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1997
Galeria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
1997
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
1996
Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, Ireland
National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford, UK
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
1995
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1994
Who's Looking At The Family, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (solo)

Public Collections

Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Arts Council Collection, London
Government Art Collection, London
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna, Austria
ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
Tate Britain, London, UK
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Literature

2008
‘Landscapes 2001-2003; Richard Billingham’, Dewi Lewis Publishing
2007
‘Richard Billingham; People, Places, Animals’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
2007
‘Zoo, Richard Billingham’, VIVID, Birmingham
2004
‘Black Country, Richard Billingham’, The Public, West Midlands
2000
‘Richard Billingham’, IKON, Birmingham/agnès b, Paris
1996
‘Ray’s a Laugh’, Scalo, Zurich
1996
Billingham, Richard. Ray's a Laugh is released. Zurich, Switzerland: Scalo Books, 1996