Richard Frater

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Richard Frater, Stop Shell (live rock version), 2018, fossilised coral, 3D printed macroscopic graphs, coral organism, marine aquarium, bio-media, plexiglass, 1460 x 400 x 400mn, Installation view, Michael Lett, Auckland

Richard Frater, Compound, 2017, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin

Richard Frater, Compound (detail), 2017, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin

Richard Frater, Stop Shell (oyster version), 2017, living oyster, Brita water filter karaffe, modified oyster shell, marine aquarium, water-pumps, plexiglass, biological filter, chiller, 1300mm x 400mm x 400mm, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin, 2017

Richard Frater, Stop Shell (oyster version), 2017, living oyster, Brita water filter karaffe, modified oyster shell, marine aquarium, water-pumps, plexiglass, biological filter, chiller, 1300mm x 400mm x 400mm, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin, 2017

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, ACCA, Melbourne

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

Richard Frater, Not yet titled, 2017, Ambrotype (collodian positive print on glass) of commissioned souvenir ring with personal engraving by Jens Hansen (official ringmaker for “The Lord of the Rings”), 2015, constructed from silver residue extract from processed 16mm film, research footage shot in Wellington in 2011, 200mm x 140mm

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, 2015, film trailer, 16mm film telecine transfer, 02:23min

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2015

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2015

Richard Frater, Compound, 2017, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin

Richard Frater, Stop Shell (oyster version), 2017, living oyster, Brita water filter karaffe, modified oyster shell, marine aquarium, water-pumps, plexiglass, biological filter, chiller, 1300mm x 400mm x 400mm, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin, 2017

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, ACCA, Melbourne

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, 2015, film trailer, 16mm film telecine transfer, 02:23min

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2015

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Richard Frater (b. 1984, Wellington, NZ) lives and works in Berlin. He received an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, UK, in 2012. In 2016, he was a participant in the Berlin Program for Artists, and has continued on the program as a guest mentor. Recent exhibitions include: A Fatal Attraction, Galerie Barbara Weiss; Common Birds, Oracle, Berlin, 2018; Compound series, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Resisting Images, Heidelberger Kunstverein, curated by Boaz Levin, Farewell Photography, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie; Produktion: Made in Germany Drei, Hannover Kunstverein, Hannover; Earth League Symposium 2017, exhibitor and discussant, PIK- Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, Potsdam; Living Cities 2011-, Adam Art Gallery, curated by Laura Preston, Wellington, NZ, 2015; New 15, ACCA, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, AUS, 2015; Let’s Destroy the Earth but Keep Humans, curated by Matthew Richardson, Galerie Gregor Staiger, Zürich (2014).

 
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Richard Frater, Stop Shell (live rock version), 2018, fossilised coral, 3D printed macroscopic graphs, coral organism, marine aquarium, bio-media, plexiglass, 1460 x 400 x 400mn, Installation view, Michael Lett, Auckland

Richard Frater, Compound, 2017, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin

Richard Frater, Compound (detail), 2017, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin

Richard Frater, Stop Shell (oyster version), 2017, living oyster, Brita water filter karaffe, modified oyster shell, marine aquarium, water-pumps, plexiglass, biological filter, chiller, 1300mm x 400mm x 400mm, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin, 2017

Richard Frater, Stop Shell (oyster version), 2017, living oyster, Brita water filter karaffe, modified oyster shell, marine aquarium, water-pumps, plexiglass, biological filter, chiller, 1300mm x 400mm x 400mm, Installation view, KW Institute, Berlin, 2017

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, ACCA, Melbourne

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

Richard Frater, April (detail), 2015-17, modified Greenpeace ‘Standing up for the Earth’ calendar, Canon camera body, stainless steel tube, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens and case, dimensions variable, Installation view, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany

Richard Frater, Not yet titled, 2017, Ambrotype (collodian positive print on glass) of commissioned souvenir ring with personal engraving by Jens Hansen (official ringmaker for “The Lord of the Rings”), 2015, constructed from silver residue extract from processed 16mm film, research footage shot in Wellington in 2011, 200mm x 140mm

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, 2015, film trailer, 16mm film telecine transfer, 02:23min

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2015

Richard Frater, Living Cities 2011–, Installation view, Adam Art Gallery, 2015