Richard Frater

Richard Frater is a New Zealand artist currently based in Berlin.

"New Zealand born, Berlin-based, artist Richard Frater has devoted much of his work during the past five years to exploring human complicity in climate change, it’s visual culture and governing logic, but also—no less importantly—modes of resistance, nurture, action, and co-habitation, however fleeting." - Boaz Levin, Nothing consoles you like despair, Contemporary Hum

CIRCUIT Resources

Article by Hamish Win (2020)
Review by Hamish Win (2015)

Selected Exhibitions 

What remains of a naturalist (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington  

Indifference (solo), Michael Lett, Auckland 
A Fatal Attraction, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany

Common Birds (solo), Oracle Berlin Tiergarten, Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington 
Solid State: Works from the Victoria University of Wellington Art Collection, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington 

Compound (solo), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
Farewell Photography, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, Mannheim

Produktion. Made in Germany Drei, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany 
This Time of Useful Consciousness – Political Ecology Now, The Dowse, Lower Hutt 
Somebody’s Bedside Table, Between Bridges, Berlin, Germany 

man, man, man (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington
Forget me, forget me (w/ Patrick Lundberg), North Projects, Christchurch 
Umwelt Inversion, Galerie Conradi, Hamburg, Germany 
MONS, KNULP, Sydney 
unexpected others, L’Atelier–ksr, Berlin, Germany
MIRRORS, DUVE Berlin, Germany 

Living Cities 2011 – (solo), Adam Art Gallery, Wellington 
Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness, STATION, Melbourne, Australia
Wow Tides, MAVRA, Berlin NEW15, ACCA, Melbourne, Australia

Divers (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington 

Finally, we are metal (solo), Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington 

(A Film Called) Ellipsis, Adam Art Gallery, Wellington
plume (w/ Richard Bryant), TCB art inc., Melbourne, Australia
The House with the Mezzanine, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland 

Retouch some real with some real, Alterations, Wellington