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About Peter Liversidge

Peter Liversidge’s diverse practice encompasses performance, object-based work, and conceptual proposals; the artist begins every project by drafting a set of proposals on a typewriter, ranging from the practical to the fantastical. Past ideas have included constructing a dam on the Thames and flooding the City of London, and wrapping a halo of lights around the mountain Arthur’s Seat. “In a sense they are all possible and the bookwork that collates the proposals allows the reader to curate their own show,” he has said. Liversidge’s object-based works are united by the artist’s tongue-in-cheek humor, and often include banal, everyday materials, or feature bold text. His body of work includes a series of flags that read “hello,” and cardboard replicas of luxury goods such as Cartier watches and digital cameras.

British, b. 1973, Lincoln, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Peter Liversidge: Twofold, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York
2016
Peter Liversidge: Proposals for The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield