The Professor of Creative Industries at Middlesex delivers his inaugural lecture - Overview of Practice 1990 - Present.
Richard Billingham is a visual artist and Professor in the Creative Industries. His practice is lens-based and his photographs are regularly exhibited internationally in galleries (including most recently the National Gallery London and the Mori Art Museum Tokyo) and published as artists’ books, the most well known being ‘Ray’s a Laugh’, which is now considered to be one of the seminal photo books of the 1990s.
His moving image work is screened at film festivals and has been broadcast on BBC2 and Channel 4. He was the first recipient of the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2001. He is currently working on several long-term projects and his research continues to feed back into his teaching on the MA and BA photography programmes here at Middlesex University.
In his inaugural lecture, Richard will talk about his practice from 1990 to the present. He will discuss various bodies of work, from early photographs and video of his own family and work about the urban landscape in which he grew up, to his work in zoos and more recently the British landscape. He will give insight into the conception and evolution of projects and cross-linkages between them, tracing narratives and thematic threads from early work to the present.