Born: in Birmingham, UK
1991 – 1994
BA in Fine Art, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK
Received the Felix H. Man Memorial Prize
Received the The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize
Shortlisted in 2001 for the Turner Prize


L’énigme du portrait, MAC de Marseille, France
LIVE! Art&Rock that Changed History, Museo Pecci, Prato, Italy
Moving Portraits, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (solo)
La Fabrica, Madrid (solo)
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London
British Photography from the ’70s and ’80s, Krakow Photomonth 2010 Festival, Krakow, Poland
PLAYLIST Moderna Museet, Jönköpings Läns Museum, Sweden
Undeniably Me. 1309 Faces, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Black Country, The Public, West Bromwich
Damaged Romanticism, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Ruination: Photographs of Rome, Djanogly Art Gallery, London, UK
Through the Lens, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK
People, Places, Animals, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Que Des Européens, Galerie du Jour Angès B., Paris
Landscape Photography, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK
Constable, The Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich, UK (solo)
Zoo, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, UK; Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK; , Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK; , La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Richard Billingham, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia (solo)
Between Today and Yesterday, Turnpike Gallery, Manchester, UK
The Photographer’s Contract, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Fishtank, Holborne Museum of Fine Art, Bath, UK
Zoo, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK (solo)
Black Country, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (solo)
Out of Place, New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK
Shoot the Family, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The Photographer’s Contract, Akademie der Kunst, Berlin, Germany
Beso de Culebra - Kiss of the Snaky, Garash Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
Check-in Europe - Reflecting Identities in Contemporary Art, EPO, Munich, Germany
Inheritance, Olympus, The Music Rooms, London, UK
Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain from 1929 to Now, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Responding to Rome, Estorick Collection, London, UK
Black Country, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain; Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy; Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland; Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Appearance, Whitehall Waterfront, Leeds, UK
Liminal Britain, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX
Lismore Castle, County Waterford, Ireland
Bidibibodibiboo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Miradas y Conceptos, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain
New Forest, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy
Radical and Modest, Ben Uri Gallery, London, UK
Picture of Britain, Tate Britain, London, UK
Critics Choice, FACT, Liverpool, UK
The House In The Middle, The Impressions Gallery of Photography, York, UK; Tower Art Gallery and Museum, Eastbourne, UK
Shoot The Family, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
Contemporanea, Fondacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Generation X: Junge Kunst aus der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
SintLukas, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Playstation, Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Sometime, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
The House In The Middle, Photoworks, Brighton, UK
Hors-d'oeuvre: Ordre et desordres de la nourriture, capcMusee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Tape 291, 291 Gallery, London, UK
Social Strategies, Schick Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Stranger than Fiction, City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK
ArtSway Galleries, New Forest, Hampshire, UK
Artist in Residence, VIVID, Birmingham, UK
ArtSway Residency, New Forest, Hampshire, UK
Virtually Real, Artist’s commission, Half Tone Press, Norfolk, UK
Wonders of the Black Country, Jubilee Arts, West Midlands, UK
Prince of Wales Bursary for the Arts, Athens, Greece
New Pictures, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Trafo – House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary
Fishtank, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
Turner Prize Shortlist, Tate Gallery, London, UK
Glen Dimplex Artist Award Shortlist, IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Artists work programme at IMMA, Dublin, Ireland
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (cat.) touring to Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hasselblad Centre, Göteberg, Sweden
British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
Galerie Mot & Van den Boogaard, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Monica Reitz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Galeria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
Portfolio Gallery, Edinburgh, Ireland
National Museum of Film and Photography, Bradford, UK
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK
Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Who's Looking At The Family, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK (solo)

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Metropolitain Museum of Art, New York
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
Arts Council Collection, London
Government Art Collection, London
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna, Austria
ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
Tate Britain, London, UK
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA


‘Landscapes 2001-2003; Richard Billingham’, Dewi Lewis Publishing
‘Richard Billingham; People, Places, Animals’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
‘Zoo, Richard Billingham’, VIVID, Birmingham
‘Black Country, Richard Billingham’, The Public, West Midlands
‘Richard Billingham’, IKON, Birmingham/agnès b, Paris
‘Ray’s a Laugh’, Scalo, Zurich
Billingham, Richard. Ray's a Laugh is released. Zurich, Switzerland: Scalo Books, 1996