Selected Works

Peter Liversidge, Proposal for Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG. On the occasion of the opening of the new Tate Modern. June 18th 2016
Peter Liversidge, The Bridge (choral piece for Tate Modern), 5-6pm June 18th 2016, Choral work for 500 voices, sung in unison in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern. Commissioned to celebrate the opening of the new building; Switch House, Tate Modern
Peter Liversidge, Masks, Kate MacGarry, 2017, installation view
Peter Liversidge, Civilization?, Kate MacGarry, 2017, installation view
Peter Liversidge, Carpet Face #3, 2017, Persian rug, black felt, 220 x 129 cm
Peter Liversidge, Neon Face, 2017, neon, 50 x 50 cm
Peter Liversidge, Civilization?, Kate MacGarry, 2017, installation view
Peter Liversidge, Portraits of the Maldives, 2017, 24 mixed media collages, 2167 x 1206 cm
Peter Liversidge, Hello, 2012, flag, existing flag poles, fixings. Installed on 82 flag poles around Edinburgh for the Edinburgh International Festival 2013. Photograph: Stuart Armitt
Peter Liversidge, Proposals for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT, USA, 2016-17
Peter Liversidge, Proposals For the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum No.60: Text Piece for The Aldrich; AT THIS POINT AND NO OTHER, 2016. Enamel, Aluminium, low-energy bulbs, fixings. Installed on 'Old Hundred' The Aldrich Administration building and site of the original Museum galleries
Peter Liversidge, Proposals For the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum No.59: Further Attempt to Discredit Bishop Berkeley's Theory of the Non-Existence of Matter, 2016. 188 stones kicked into the museum gallery, from the streets surrounding the museum. Proposals For the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum No.32: Invitation to Guitarist Keith Richards to Perform in the Museum gallery. Amplifier, guitar cable, 2016
Peter Liversidge, Proposals For the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum No.6: Re-enactment in the South Gallery of The Aldrich Museum of the Action that Caused a Cannonball to be Lodged in The North Facade of the Keeler Tavern April 27th 1777, 2016
Peter Liversidge, Proposals For the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum No.20: Wooden Objects Mailed to The Aldrich Museum from the Artists Studio for the duration of the exhibition 2016-17, installed on a shelf in the gallery. Insulated & arranged during the exhibition by US Postal Worker Scherell Miller
Peter Liversidge, Proposals for The Mac, 2014, doppelgänger, The Mac, Belfast, Ireland
Peter Liversidge, doppelgänger, screenprint, frame, Carrara marble glove, The MAC, Belfast, 2014 (detail)
A Million Times: Humans Since 1982, Peter Liversidge, Goshka Macuga, Haroon Mirza, Kate MacGarry, 2016, installation view
A Million Times: Humans Since 1982, Peter Liversidge, Goshka Macuga, Haroon Mirza, Kate MacGarry, 2016, installation view
Peter Liversidge, Larchmont Post Office, 2013, Fuji FP-100C, 8.5 x 10.8 cm
Peter Liversidge, Postal Shelf for Kate MacGarry 2016, mixed media, 60 x 12 x 2.5 cm. Installed by Royal Mail post lady Terri

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Born 1973 in Lincoln , lives and works in London
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Peter Liversidge, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
Peter Liversidge: Working Title II, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2017 Surface Mail (Or The Limitations of Magic), Centre des Livres d’Artistes, Saint-Yrieix-Perche, France
Civilization?, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
As Sculpture, CGP Contemporary, London, UK
The Icelandic Choral Piece, Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, London, UK
Peter Liversidge – The Postal Objects of Peter Liversidge from the Collection of Peter Foolen, CDLA, Le Centre des livres d’artistes, France
We The People Are The Work, Plymouth Arts and Heritage, Plymouth, UK
2016 Twofold, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Proposals for the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, U.S.A
2015 Peter Liversidge – Surface Mail. The postal objects of Peter Liversidge from the collection of Peter Foolen, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Notes on Protesting, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2014 as we are, basis, Frankfurt, Germany
doppelgänger, The MAC, Belfast, UK
C-O-N-T-I-N-U-A-T-I-O-N, i8 Gallery, Reykjavic, Iceland
2013 doppelgänger, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Flags for Edinburgh, public art project, commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh, UK
2011 Where We Begin, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, U.S.A
2010 Proposals for Cardiff, Chapter, Cardiff, UK
THE THRILL OF IT ALL, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2009 COMMA 07, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
2008 Freestyle, Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany Proposals for Barcelona, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
Art Unlimited, Art Basel 39, Basel, Switzerland
Switzerland Whistling Dixie, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland
In The Quiet…, The Third Space, Belfast, UK
Peter Liversidge & Fischli + Weiss, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2007 Proposals for Brussels, Europalia Arts Festival, Brussels, Belgium
For They Know Not What They Do, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Fair Proposals, Art Statements, Art Basel 38, Basel, Switzerland
The Third Space, Belfast, UK
2006 Festival Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (off-site project)
2005 Peter Liversidge: What You’d Expect, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK and touring to: Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK; Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK; Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, UK
The Secret Knowledge of the Backroads, Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK
2003 Western Country, RARE, New York, U.S.A
The West, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, UK
Through the Window (with Antonio Reilly), Italian Cultural Institute, London, UK
2001 Paintings and Sculpture, RARE, New York, U.S.A
2000 Peter Liversidge, From Space, Manchester, UK
The North Montana Plains, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, UK
Better Scenery (with Adam Chodzko), Pand Paulus Gallery, Schiedam, The Netherlands
1999 Paintings and Sculpture, A22 Projects, London, UK
Paintings and Mail Art, Timothy Everest, London, UK
1998 Paintings and Multiples, A22 Projects, London, UK
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Fifteen, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
2016 A Million Times, Kate Macgarry, London, UK
2015 Sean Kelly X Chrome Hearts, Chrome Hearts, Miami, USA By the Book, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, U.S.A Vancouver Biennial, Vancouver, Canada
2014 Revolver II, Matt’s Gallery, London, UK Instructions for an Ordinary Utopia, Foreground, Somerset, UK
2013 Once upon a time and a very good time it was…, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Classless Society, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, New York, U.S.A
On Nature, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Revealed2: CollectorSpace, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Wonderland, Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne, UK (-2014)
Works on Paper, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
The Spirit of Utopia, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
“From where I come … maybe … I don’t’ know”, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
Pop-Up exhibition for “The Art of Walking: A Field Guide“, WORK, London, UK
Drawing Biennial 2013, Drawing Room, London, UK
Revealed: Government Art Collection, Ulster Museum, Belfast, UK
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ, Blip Blip Blip, Leeds, UK
2012 Proposals for Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
John Moores 2012, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Art Moves Festival, Torun, Poland Artists Postcards, Spike Island, Bristol, UK
2011 Travelling light, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Vis à Vis, Rossi Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
Nod Nod Wink Wink, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A
Fraternise – The Salon, Beaconsfield Gallery, London, UK
Beyond Entropy, Architecture Association, London UK
Gravity’s Rainbow, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Drawing Room Biennial Fundraiser, Drawing Room, London, UK
Player, Player, Player, Poppy Sebrie, London, UK We Buy Gold, The Third Space, Belfast, UK
2010 What you see is where you’re at, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Beyond Entropy: Prototypes, Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus, Venice, Italy and La Triennale, Milan, Italy (-2011)
Room Collaborators 2, Room, London, UK
Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London, UK
Sculpture Now, Herbert Read Gallery, University of Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK
Re:Public?, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2009 City As Gymnasium, CUBE, Manchester, UK
Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
ESBACO, Cherbourg, France
2008 The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking Space, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Conversations, Kettle’s Yard Museum & Art Gallery, Cambridge, UK
We Would Like To Thank The Curators Who Wish to Remain Anonymous, SEVENTEEN, London, UK
Cancelled, Erased and Removed, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, U.S.A
Pop Art: Now and Then, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
2007 Real Writers’ Residency Programme, g39 Gallery, Cardiff, UK
Salon 2007: New British Painting and Works on Paper, 319 Portobello Road, London, UK Agorafolly, Europalia Arts Festival, Brussels, Belgium (with the British Council) Multiplication, British Council Touring Exhibition, 28 locations worldwide, between 2001 and 2007
2006 The Starry Messenger: Visions of the Universe, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK
Paperworld, Transmission Gallery, London, UK
Slider, Cell Projects, London, UK
2005 Engaged in Recreation, Bourse Culture and Art Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
Yuba Dabber Do, Cell Project Space, London, UK
The American West, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (Curated by Jimmie Durham and Richard Hill)
Drawing Two Hundred, Drawing Room, London, UK
News from Nowhere, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland
2004 Petit Passages, Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK Diamond Dust Portfolio, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, UK
Car Boot Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
Isn’t any Love in the Heart of the City, CBAT Gallery, Cardiff, UK
Brand New and Retro, Up Projects, London, UK
Landscape? #2, Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne, UK
2003 Cabinet deer Abstraction, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK (curated by Goshka Macuga) Inaugural Show, Paul Stolper Gallery, London, UK
Minimise Culture, Floating IP, Manchester, UK
October, Richard Salmon Gallery, London UK
Living with Art: Drawing and Painting from the Evans Collection, Rivington Gallery, London, UK
2002 Surface, 181 Offord Road, London, UK Deluxe, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (and touring) Guns and Roses, 86 Brick Lane, London, UK
Tricky Adios, KS Art, New York, USA Adapt Now, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, UK
Cab Gallery Retrospective 1991-2001, Essor Project Space, London, UK
2001 Perspective 2001, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK
Record Collection, Forde Espace d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (and touring)
The Multiple Store at Roche Court, The New Art Centre, Salisbury, UK
Club Le Confort Modern, Poitiers, France
Verbal-inter-visual, Lethaby Galleries, London, UK Beautiful Productions, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Dog-Leg, 27 Guildhall Street, Northampton, UK
Desire and the Pursuit of the Whole, Museum of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Russia
Insider Trading, The Mandeville Hotel, London, UK Funny, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK
2000 Arcade, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (and touring) Mul-te-ple-sho, A22 Projects, London, UK
The Equinox, Cairn Gallery, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, UK
John Moores 21, John Moores Gallery, Liverpool, UK
1999 Multiples and Editions, ICA, London, UK
Cab Gallery, Cab Gallery, London, UK
1998 Sale or Return, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Cassie Howard and Peter Liversidge, Beak, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Multiple Choice, London Institute Gallery, London, UK
1997 Location, Usher Gallery, Lincoln, UK
1996 9, The Tannery, London, UK
1995 4 Instants, Spacex, Exeter, UK
SELECTED PERFORMANCES
2016 The Bridge (Choral Piece for Tate Modern), Tate Modern, London, UK
2014 Collaboration with Rachel Grimes, stage set for the pianist Rachel Grimes‘s performance, Cafe OTO, London, UK
2013 Proposals for Santarcangelo, Santarcangelo Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza Santarcangelo, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
Collaboration with Rachel Grimes, USA Flag Club Tour, Fourth Floor, London, UK (January – March)
2012 Fundraising edition for Printed Matter, New York, USA
GIN stand, performance for Grizedale Arts as part of Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK (13th October)
Proposals for The Flag Club, Kolham, The Netherlands (22nd September)
Backdrop for Low, video projection, lighting and stage set for Low’s performance, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
2011 Grizedale residency; Proposals for Grizedale Arts, Lawton Park, Coniston, UK
Proposals for Low, in celebration of Low’s new record; C’mon, Duluth, USA ( – 2012)
Backdrop for Balmorhea, Bozar Electronic Arts Festival, Brussels, Belgium (October)
In Passing / beim Vorbeigehen an (with Nils Frahm), video/sound installation, London, UK; §   Berlin, Germany
Wires under Tension, collaborative project with the group Wires under Tension, video back-drop & tour shirt, New York, USA
Proposals for Huntly, Deveron Arts, Huntly, UK
A to B, lecture and performance, Leeds College of Art & Design, Leeds, UK (25th January)
Will History Be Kind (embossed dollar bills), The Armory Show, New York, USA (3rd – 6th March)
2010 Proposal for 4th floor, 2km bunting installed at Fourth Floor hairdressers, London, UK (November 2010 – April 2011)
Proposals for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
GIN stand, performance, Bunting and Plum Bread, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK (1st August)
Proposals for Cadie’s Hall, Chatham, New York, USA Ingleby Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2009 Sound Clash, Pure Groove Records, London, UK (12th December)
Will History be Kind, edition of 500 bumper stickers attached to municipal vehicles, Miami, USA (3rd – 8th December)
and. neon, Multiple Store, London, UK (25th November)
Proposals for Bloomberg, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
Midsummer Snowstorm, a 500m length of the driveway to Jupiter Artland covered in fake snow from 10am to 5pm, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK (21st June)
Wildflowers for Margate, Theatre Royal and other venues around Margate, UK (11th June)
Proposals for Jupiter Artland, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK
Sound Clash & GIN performance, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
2008 Collected Symphony, all the piano parts from artist’s record collection edited together, performed by the pianist Tim Kent as one piece of music, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (off-site)
Collected Symphony, all the piano parts from artist’s record collection edited together, performed by the pianist Tim Kent as one piece of music, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK (off-site)
Garageland (magazine cover as removable artist’s multiple & insert), London UK
2007 Collected Symphony, all the piano parts from artist’s record collection edited together, performed by the pianist Tim Kent as one piece of music, Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste au Béguinage, Brussels, Belgium
Multiple, commission for the October Foundation, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
GIN stand, performance, British Council, London, UK
2006 Festival Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
GIN stand, performance, FLAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005 Songs for South America, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela (21st November)
GIN stand, performance, Museo de Artes Visuales, Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela (20th November)
Falconry Performance, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (23rd July)
Ice Cream stand, performance, Venice Biennale 51, Venice, Italy (7th – 12th June)
GIN stand, performance, The Grundy Gallery, Blackpool, UK (4th June)
Addresses, mail-out, London, UK GIN stand, performance, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, UK (7th May)
GIN stand, performance, Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Lausanne, Switzerland (14th May)
2004 One Hundred and Twenty Minutes, poster and lecture, The National Gallery of Art, Tirana, Albania (21st September)
Placards, Cardiff, UK (May – June)
Addresses, mail-out, Sofia, Bulgaria; Cardiff, UK; Belfast, UK; Tirana, Albania; Sunderland, UK; Welton, UK
2003 Addresses, mail-out, London, UK; New York, USA; Ljubljana, Slovenia Hot-dog stand, performance, RARE, New York, USA (4th September)
Hot-dog stand, performance, Richard Salmon Gallery, London, UK (27th May)
Ice-cream stand, performance, Ljubljana, Slovenia (12th May)
2002 Hot-dog stand, performance, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France (7th June)
One Minute (An Edition of Sixty Seconds), poster and lecture, Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague, Czech Republic (17th October)
Montana forever, an inflatable chrome mylar text piece 10m x 2m reading : MONTANA, Brinkworth Presents, London, UK
2001 Addresses, mail-out, London, UK; New York, USA; Belfast, UK
Montana Forever, flyposted 500 screen printed posters encouraging New Yorker’s to move to Montana, New York, USA (1st – 6th October)
True North, £100 pounds worth of 1pence pieces dropped from a hole in artist’s pocket, on journey from London to Belfast, UK (6th – 8th September)
2000 Addresses, mail-out, London, UK; St Petersburg, Russia; Les Poitiers, France; The Hague, Belgium Hot-dog stand, performance, Pan Paulus Gallery, Schiedam, The Netherlands (17th September)
Hot-dog stand, performance, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (4th June)
Hot-dog stand, performance as part of the group exhibition Mul-te-ple-sho, A22 Projects, London, UK (12th June)
I have @ Mail Box, mail-out, New York, USA
1999 24 Days, mail-out, London, UK Hot-dog stand, performance as part of the solo exhibition Peter Liversidge: Painting and Sculpture, A22 Projects, London, UK (3rd December)
1998 Cassie Howard and Peter Liversidge, Beak, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
1997 Formation, mail-out (February)
1996 Bird Box Project 1994/5 Firewood, mail-out, Exeter, Edinburgh, UK
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
British Council Collection, London, UK
British Library, London, UK
Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
Eres Stiftung, Munich, Germany Government Art Collection, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Tate Gallery Archive, London, UK The Brenham Collection, London, UK
The London Institute Collection, London, UK
Towner Contemporary Art Museum, Eastbourne, UK
Unilever, London, UK
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2016 Twofold, Hatje Cantz, Berlin, Germany
Proposals for Nils Frahm, Possibly Colliding, Barbican, London, UK
2015 Proposals for the Residents of Sceaux Gardens, South London Gallery, London
2014 Proposals for Frankfurt, basis, Frankfurt, Germany Proposals for Reykjavik, i8 Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland
Proposals for The Royal London Hospital, Vital Arts, London, UK
Proposals for Printed Matter, Printed Matter, New York, USA
2013 Peter Liversidge: Selected Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Whitechapel Proposals, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Proposals for Santarcangelo, Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
2012 Proposals for The Flag Club, The Flag Club, Kolham, The Netherlands
Proposals for Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
2011 Proposals for Huntly, Deveron Arts, Huntly, UK
Proposals for Sean Kelly Gallery, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA
2010 Proposals for the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Proposals for Cardiff, Chapter, Cardiff, UK
Hong Kong Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Ingleby Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Proposals for Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, ArtsAdmin, Town Hall Hotel & apartments, London, UK
2009 Miami Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Bloomberg Proposals, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK
Jupiter Proposals, Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh, UK
2008 Proposal for Liverpool, Liverpool University Press / Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Proposals for Barcelona, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Proposals for Brussels, British Council, London, UK
Fair Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2006 Festival Proposals, Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2005 What You’d Expect, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
Peter Liversidge: Proposals 1997-2005, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK

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