The photographs of the series Kopiec Bonawentura takes its origin from a quote by french author Alfred Jarry from its play Ubu Roi (1896): «Set in Poland, that is to say nowhere.» The photographer Lucas Olivet builds a multiple and transnational answer.

Richard Deacon

born 1949 in Bangor, Wales, UK
1968 Somerset College of Art in Taunton
1969-1972 studies at St. Martin’s School of Art
1974-1977 studies at Royal College of Art, London
1977-1992  guest lecturer at various british universities of art (Central School of Art & Design, London, Chelsea School of Art, London, Sheffield City Polytechnic, Bath Academy of Art, Winchester School of Art)
1987 awarding of the Turner Prize 
1989-1993 visiting lecturer at Ateliers 63 in Haarlem and Amsterdam
1995-1996 visiting lecturer at Hochschule für angewandte Kunst, Vienna
1997 awarded Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, France
1998 visiting lecturer, MA-Programm at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem
1999-2009 Professor at l'École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris
2009-2016 Professor at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
2017 won the Ernst Franz Vogelmann-Prize of Sculpture

lives and works in London


Publications of the artist

Program series