In the course of 2023

Intervention by Richard Frater



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Richard Frater, Fall, Installationsansicht KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2017. Foto: Frank Sperling, Courtesy der Künstler

Over the course of the year, Richard Frater will develop a durational work that addresses aspects of the coexistence between living things through their different uses of a space. Through site-sensitive responses to the ruins and location of the former monastery, Frater’s work will draw attention to different worlds and experiences within the urban environment.


Richard Frater graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from the Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland in 2006, followed by a Master of Fine Arts from Glasgow School of Art in 2012. Significant solo exhibitions include: Kunstverein München, Munich (2023); Common Birds, Oracle, Berlin (2018); Compound series, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017) and Living Cities 2011-, Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, Wellington (2015). Frater’s work has also been included in international exhibitions including: Im Volksgarten, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (2020); Farewell Photography, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim (2017); Umwelt Inversion, Galerie Conradi, Hamburg (2016) and Let’s Destroy the Earth but Keep Humans, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zurich (2014). In 2020 Frater was awarded the Parehuia Artist’s Residency at McCahon House, Titirangi. Richard Frater lives and works in Berlin.