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Richard Whitby is an artist living in London. 

Richard uses improvisation and DIY techniques as ways to make video and performance about scary things, often collaborating with other people. He is an editor of arts website, sometimes he makes music; sometimes as part of a band called Bulkwash. Some of Richard's writing can be found here.

For updates follow richard.whitby1 on instagram.


b. 1984 Liverpool

2016 PhD, Humanities and Cultural Studies, The London Consortium
2011 MRes, Humanities and Cultural Studies, The London Consortium
2009 MA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art
2007 BA Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Art

2012/13 LUX Associate Artist

Member of Artists' Union England

Selected residencies, exhibitions and screenings

'ROT Greenwich' performance with Dushume and Sion Parkinson
'Data Fatigue' online group show with is_this_it?
'Film Exposed' online group show with Art Exchange, University of Essex


'The Anchorite' with Oliver Brignall, online event with South Kiosk
'Now and Next' commission from BBC& LUX Scotland, with Sion Parkinson

Jerwood/FVU Awards 2019 - exhibition at Jerwood Space London, SALT Istanbul and Phoenix Leicester

GIVE GOOD performance and publication launch, Twentyone, Southend
'The Jump Room' publication, 2018

Performance and screening, South Kiosk, London
'The Jump Room' solo show at The Old Waterworks, Southend
'Corrupt Blood Incident' group show, South Kiosk, London
Jerwood Staging Series - performance and screening, Jerwood Space, London
'Multiplexing' LUX AAP Final project, Cineworld Glasgow (with LUX Scotland)

Selected for Outpost Film Open, Norwich, also screened a.m. London
Performance for 'Togetherness', South Kiosk, with Sion Parkinson and Sooyon Kim.
Performance for Circus Between Worlds, with Sion Parkinson and Sooyon Kim, Glasgow International
Edinburgh Artists' Moving Image Festival, screening

'Seoul 2015' solo presentation, Showhome, London

SeMa Nanji Residency, Seoul, South Korea
Young Artists Programme, Daegu Exco, South Korea
Studio residency at hrm199, supported by LegionTV
Creative Lab Residency Glasgow CCA
East End Transmissions, screening, Glasgow

'Childe of Hale' screenings - Hale Village Hall, BFI Southbank, Bluecoat Liverpool, The Showroom London
'Multiplexing' LUX AAP Final project, Peckhamplex Cinema, London
'Scan Scroll Surf. Virtual Pictorial Objects' screening at MUMOK, Vienna
'Ensemble' Norwich
'Lost Dreams' film project with Paradise Lost - screened at Somerset House

'31,838 feet from the wreck' - collaborative project with Dave Charlesworth, Focal Point Gallery, December 2013

'Farringdon Factory' screening, curated by Kiera Greene and Natasha Cox
'Home Theatre' Baro Gallery, Sao Paulo
Ikono Arts Festival, Germany and online
'Diamond Dust' curated by Circa Projects, at Inspace, Edinburgh
'Auditorium' with Pavilion, Limbo Margate
'Ensemble' Backlit, Nottingham and The Swedenborg Society, London

'The Voice and the Lens' screening programme IKON Birmingham
'Auditorium' with Pavilion at Dilston Grove, London
'When We Build Again, Assembly One: Destruction' Screening and discussion, London
'Plans Within Plans' solo exhibition at The Royal Standard, Liverpool

'Mister Mercer' with Sarah Macdonald and Eleanor Wright, Oriel Sycharth Gallery Wrexham
'American Mountains - Greenway' at Grand Union, Birmingham
Residency exhibition at Meantime Gallery, Cheltenham
'American Mountains - The Last Thing', The Nunnery, London
'Gotta Get Away' Quare, London
'iak', Richard and Michael Whitby, Paradise Lost, London
'Helen', with Jamie George, Lima Zulu, London

'Kam Lee and the Second Look' at Dalston Library (with Sin Parkinson and Ed Atkins, curated by Rose Lejeune)
'American Mountains', group show at Auto Italia South East, London
'The Bear Pit', solo show with Paradise Lost, London

'Cornerhouse Projects' Cornerhouse, Manchester

The Jump Room - Publication 5, available from The Old Waterworks, Southend

2017 'The Jump Room' reviewed in Art Monthly no.411
2012 Interviewed by When We Build Again about 'The Beating of Vast Wings!'
2012 'Plans Within Plans' reviewed by The Double Negative
2010 'The Bear Pit' reviewed on Artvehicle
2010 'American Mountains', group show at Auto Italia South East, London, reviewed in AN magazine, July 2010
2009 'Cornerhouse Projects' Cornerhouse, Manchester, review by Manchester Evening News

'Excessive Expenditure in Illusion City' on Murdofleur blog
Countersituation - 'On Entering the Movie Theatre'
Interview with Ed Atkins, MAP Magazine, summer 2011
Review of John Smith Solo Show at RCA, in MAP Magazine, summer 2010
'Why Kenneth Anger's 'Scorpio Rising' is one of my favourite films' Or Something...magazine
Review of 'John Smith - Solo Show' at RCA, MAP magazine, 2010