“Things can only be diverse and should be diverse,” wrote Donald Judd in 1964 about the art scene in New York, and hence rejected a one-dimensional ordering of art history in favor of an open encounter with works of art.

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