Peter Liversidge – 2016 Residency Artist



Peter Liversidge’s diverse body of work exists in almost every conceivable medium: drawing, performance,installation, photography, painting, sculpture, interventions, artist’s books and multiples. While his work has an assured lightness of touch and a quiet poeticism, there is often an underlying streak of darker, absurdist humour.

A central aspect of Liversidge’s practice is the making of Proposals, groups of hand-typed and posted suggestions that range from the sublime to the fantastical, forming the basis for exhibitions, works and performances. Some of the proposals are realised, leading to artworks, performances and events. Others exist solely as ideas on A4 pieces of paper.

Since 2006, Liversidge has worked with institutions across Europe, including the Tate Gallery, Liverpool; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Finland. In 2013 the artist exhibited as part of the group exhibition The Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and was commisioned to create a new public artwork for the Edinburgh Art Festival: Flags for Edinburgh. In 2014 Liversidge has exhibited in Reykjavik, Belfast, Eindhoven and Frankfurt.

Photo Credits: Pirje Mykkänen Finnish National Gallery / Central Art Archives / Pirje Mykkänen

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