about

Richard Whitlock is a visual artist, sculptor, and photographer. His photographs and animations explore non-perspectival representations of space. These have been exhibited widely and are discussed in Afterimage magazine, the curated online space Photomediations Machine and in Joanna Zylinska’s Non-human Photography (MIT Press 2017).

He was among the artists representing Greece in the 2017 Beijing International Art Biennale and gave a lecture at the China Central Academy of Art on the rejection of perspective in Chinese and Byzantine art.

He studied at the University of Oxford and at Brighton School of Fine Art. He has taught at the International University of Greece, the School of Art and Design of Saint-Etienne in Greece and in France, and the American College of Thessaloniki. He lives in Greece.

Video installations

2016 Mount Olympus, video projection, International Association for Media and Communication Research conference event, Charles Wilson building, Leicester University, UK.

2015 The Street, ‘Time and the image – images of crisis’, Greek Film Archive / CAN Gallery, Athens, Greece.

2015 The Port, ‘Diasporas’, 50th Dimitria arts festival, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2012-13 The Street, ‘Places of Memory – Fields of Vision’, Center for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

2012 The Street, Queen’s College art department, Klapper Hall foyer, The City University of New York, New York.

2009 The Hospital, ‘Kiss Kiss BANG BANG’, Espace Vallès, Grenoble, France.

Photography exhibitions

2009 Aletheia – Positions in Contemporary Photographies, 9th Photography Biennale, Meilahti Museum, Helsinki, Finland.

2008 Captivated by Bakhchisaray, Palace of the Khans, Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Ukraine.

Sculpture installations

2017 Light/buoyant Puzzle Sphere, Greek pavilion, 7th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.

2010 L’âge d’or, International Design Biennale 2010 / Atelier Favier artist in residence, Musée de la Mine, St-Etienne, France.

2008 Standing Wave, Divan Chamber, Palace of the Khans, ‘Captivated by Bakhchisaray’, Bakhchisaray, Crimea, Ukraine.

2007 Double Cube, Bazaar Hammam, 1st Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; 4th Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Uzbekistan.

2006 Colonne Oblique, ‘Maîtres d’œuvre’, Palais de Justice, St-Étienne, Ville de St-Étienne, France.

2004-5 White Balance, ‘Cosmopolis I – microcosmos >< macrocosmos’, State Museum of Contemporary Art / Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2003 Untitled tower, ‘Atoma–Individus’, Ecole supérieur des beaux-arts de Marseille / Galerie du Tableau, Marseilles, France.

2002 Untitled sculptural installation, Atelier 33, Marseilles, France.

2002 Underground Tower, Moni Lazariston, Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece

2002 Sphere, Bissell Library, American College of Thessaloniki, Greece.

2001 Atoma, Warehouse III, Port of Thessaloniki / Galerie du Tableau, Marseilles, France

ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ, Schusev State Museum of Architecture (MUAR), Moscow, Russia.

Publications

‘Perspective and Memory in Photographic images’, Membrana /4 “Augmented”, Ljubljana, Nov 2018.

‘The Port’, Photomediations Machine, London, Mar 2016.

‘The Power of Perspective in the Photographic Image’, in Mika Elo and Marko Karo with Marc Goodwin (eds.) Photographic Powers – Helsinki Photomedia 2014, Helsinki, Oct 2015.

‘Non-perspectival photography – towards a post digital visuality’, Photomediations Machine, London, Nov 2013.

‘Expanded view photography : the rejection of central perspective in art’, in Lundström, Jan-Erik (ed.) Kuinka valokuvaa katsotaan (How to know photographs), LIKE, Helsinki, 2012.

(These articles can be accessed on academia.edu).

Avant-hier, le soir by Bernard Dumont, with 25 drawings by Richard Whitlock, éditions ‘Harpo &’, Corbières, 2002.

Languages, translations

Richard Whitlock speaks English, French and Greek fluently and has taught and lectured in all three languages. He has translated poetry and art criticism from Greek and French into English and worked as editor and accredited translator of art publications for the Municipal Art Gallery of Thessaloniki, the Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art (Costakis Collection), the Goulandri Museum of Cycladic Art, the Center of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, the Greek Ministry of Culture (Venice Biennale 2013), and the A.G. Levendis Foundation.