Working around the core claim that art creates non-verbal knowledge, I use semantically charged material such as egg tempera on tarpaulin and hand-developed 16mm film, to create fleeting incomplete or conflicting narratives that undermine expected structures of perception and thought. My approach is multi-disciplinary, as I attempt to tackle my chosen field across diverse media such as painting, installation, video, and writing.



Qualifications and Training

2013-2016  MPhil in Painting, Royal College of Art, London

2005-2006  MA Fine Art, Byam Shaw at Central Saint Martins, London

2000-2003  BA Fine Art, Fr. Kunstakademie Rhein, Essen & Krefeld, Germany

1997-1999  MBA, IESE Barcelona, Spain

1989-1993  MSc, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria


Selected Exhibitions

2021  Laplace’s Demon, Razklon Gallery, Valchanka/Tsarino

2019  How to Build a Lagoon With Just a Bottle of Wine?, Lagos Biennial, Lagos

2017  Duck & Rabbit Projects @ AKAA Special Projects, AKAA Art Fair, Paris    

2017  Duck & Rabbit Projects: The Johannesburg Edition (I), Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg   

2016  … I just wanna accumulate content, Chalton Gallery, London

2015  Members’ Show, Temporary Arts Project, Southend-on-Sea

2015  Duck & Rabbit Projects: The Northampton Edition, NN Contemporary Art, Northampton

2015  Surface, Materiality, Space, Hockney Gallery, London    

2014  Re: SEARCH, Dyson Gallery, London

2013  Dromology, South Square Centre, Thornton/Bradford

2012  Sequences, Galerie Asbæk, AAC, Copenhagen

2011  Guangdong Reel, Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenzhen

2011  10/4, Galerie Asbæk, AAC, Copenhagen

2011  Zurück zum Paradies, Werftart/Kunst im Hafen e.V., Düsseldorf

2011  The Speed of Light, Georg Kargl Fine Arts (Kargl Box), Vienna

2010  Frieze Art Fair 2010, Georg Kargl Fine Arts @ Frieze, London

2010  Art/Value/Currency (part 2), Eastern District, New York

2009  Art/Value/Currency (part 1), The Bunker Gallery, London

2009  London International Creative Competition (LICC) Show, London

2009  ARCO 2009, Georg Kargl Fine Arts @ ARCO, Madrid

2007  This is Happening, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna


Competitions, Prizes & Awards, Residencies, Grants

2020   Freelands Foundation Grant, UK

2019   Production Grant, Austrian Embassy Abuja

2019   Arts & Culture Grant, Federal Chancellery Republic of Austria

2017   International Development Fund, Arts Council England

2015   Battersea Power Station Show Award, Battersea Arts Centre, London    

2012   Artist in residence, Can Xalant, Centre de Creació i Pensament Contemporani, Mataró

2011   Full grant – AIR, Da Wang Culture Highland Artist Residency, Shenzhen

2012   Artist grant – Artist in residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson/VT

2010   Artist grant – Artist in residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson/VT

2009   LICC (London International Creative Competition) Award 2009

2007   Sovereign European Art Prize 2006/07, Finalist, Rochelle School, London


All works © Richard Zeiss 2015


All works © Richard Zeiss 2021