Richard Mosse

Lives and works in New York and Ireland

Richard Mosse examines charged photographic technologies to create challenging documentary art about some of the world’s most pressing historic events as they unfold. He inflects his own firsthand testimonial materials with political and ethical questions surrounding perception, representation, aesthetics, and mapping. In recent years Mosse has put his focus on the multifaceted ecological, political and societal issues connected to the deforastation of the Amazonian region in Brazil. In 2023 he was awarded the S+T+ARTS Grand Prize for Innovative Collaboration for the resulting film “Broken Spectre”.

He is a recipient of Prix Pictet Space 2017, the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, the Yale Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, the B3 Award at the Frankfurt Biennial, the Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship. His immersive six-channel 16mm infrared film installation The Enclave was exhibited at the National Pavilion of Ireland during the 55th Venice Art Biennale. He has had solo exhibitions in venues such as The Barbican Center, London; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk; FOAM, Amsterdam; Portland Art Museum, Portland; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; Lille3000, Lille; Kunsthaus Graz, Graz; and MCA Chicago, Chicago. Recent exhibitions include RAY Triennial at MMK, Frankfurt, Germany; Hamburg Triennial of Photography, at Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.