Selected Individual Exhibitions


Cupid and the Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows, Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea, UK


Album 31 and other works (with Bettina von Zwehl); Fotogalleriet, Oslo

Album 31 and other works (with Bettina von Zwehl); Library of Birmingham, UK


Objects in the Field; Museum of the History of Science, Oxford

Objects in the Field; Camilla Grimaldi, London

Album 31; Library of Birmingham, Birmingham (with Bettina von Zwehl)


Objects in the Field, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

Le Art Se Donne En Spectacle (3 month exhibition of Auditorium), Chateau de Lichtenberg, Alsace, France


To The River; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK


ArtSway’s New Forest Pavilion; 54th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia

Auditorium and Selected Works; Brancolini Grimaldi, London


Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Auditorium; Bankhill Ice House, Berwick upon Tweek Film and Media Arts Festival, UK


Auditorium + recent photoworks; Ffotogallery Cardiff, UK

Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy


Auditorium; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK (part of Triple Echo season)


Emily Tsingou Gallery, London


Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy


Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

‘Viva Roma’ – A special commission of the British Council, Rome, Italy.

Centre pour l'image contemporain Saint-Gervais, Geneva, Switzerland

Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK


Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

RENN Art Gallery, Paris, France


Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK

DCA, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK


Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions


London Nights; Museum of London, London

Œuvre exposée / Permanent Collection; Musée d'Arts de Nantes - Cube - Niveau -1, Nantes, France

Elephant Atlas: New art, writing, workshops & performance, Main Gallery, London College of Communication, London


Into The Woods: Trees in Photography; Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Encyclopaedia of Masamichi Katayama; Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Ledger Lines; (group show with Michelle Stuart and Abigail Reynolds), Kestle Barton, Helston, Cornwall

Material Light; (collateral project of the Kochi Muziris Biennale); Mill Hall Compound, Mattanchery, Kochi, Kerala

The Moon and a Smile; Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea


Murmur: Out of Obscurity; Flowers Gallery, London

Dubai Photo 2016, one of four artists representing UK, cur Martin Barnes


Look, cur Anna Fox; Tate, Liverpool, UK

Dark Frame / Deep Field, Breese Little, London

Material Light, Cultural Centre, Belgrade

Summer Show; Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy

Aether, UAL Gallery, London

Deeply Highly Eccentric, The Winchester Art Gallery, Winchester, UK

Foyle Foundation Exhibition 2, Four Corners, London


They Used To Call It The Moon, Baltic Gateshead, Newcastle

The Nuisance of Landscape: Grizedale, The Sequel, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Cumbria

Contact Light, ARTicle Gallery, School of Art, Birmingham

Discoveries, Fitzwilliam, Cambridge

They Used To Call It The Moon, Baltic 39, Newcastle

Paper, SMAC, Cape Town, South Africa


Discoveries, Two Temple Place, London

A Silvered Light, Scottish Art Photography from the City’s Permanent Collection McManus Galleries, Dundee

3am: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night, Bluecoat, Liverpool then touring to Chapter, Cardiff, The Exchange, Penzance and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull,

The Art of Walking, Work Gallery, London


Portrait/landscape: Genre Boundaries, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Inquiétantes étrangetés, Musée des Beaux Artes, Nantes

Here and Now, McManus Gallery, Dundee

Just Photography, Martos Gallery, New York

Peeping Tom, Kunsthal KaDe Amersfoort, Netherlands


Are you a lucky artist?, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Italy

Elles: Les collections du Musée, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London UK


Time Warp, Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain, Alsace, France

East Wing, Courtauld Institute, Somerset House, London UK 

Silenzi, Alberto Peola, Turin, Italy


New Photography in Britain, Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy

Night, Royal West of England Academy, Bath, UK


Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Fotografierte Landschaften, Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig Germany

Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London UK

Mirror, Mirror, Jerwood Space, London UK


Responding to Rome, Estorick Collection, London, UK

Il Potere Delle Donne, Il Museo di Trento, Italy

Identity III, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

La Donna Oggetto – Miti e Metamorfosi al Femminile 1900 – 2005, Castello Sforzesco, Vigevano, Italy (A cura di Luca Beatrice)

Contemporart, Piccolo Miglio in Castello, Biennale Internazionale de Fotografia di Brescia, Italy


Autowerke, Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig, Germany


Everything’s Gone Green: Photography and the Garden, National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford, UK


Order & Chaos, Fotomuseum Winterthur (cur. Urs Stahel), Winterthur, Switzerland

Identity, Nichido Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Flock, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK.


Its only Words, London College of Printing, The London Institute, London, UK


Where Are We?, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

A Night on Earth, (cur. R. Christofori) Kunsthalle Münster, Münster, Germany

The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations, (cur. Kate Bush), Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain


Common People: British Art from Phenomenon to Reality, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte, Guarene, Italy

Evidence of Existence, The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, UK

Near and Elsewhere, The Photographers Gallery, London, UK

Evidence of Existence, Kunstraum Siegert, Basel, Switzerland

The Garden of Eros, Institute Verreina, Barcelona, Spain

Group Show, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium

Tendance, Abbaye Saint-André Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France

Word Enough to Take A Life, Word Enough to Save A Life, London, UK

Mayday, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland

River Deep, Mountain High, Gallery Westland Place, London


Remix, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France

The Road, Beauvais, France

New Contemporaries 98, Tea Factory, Liverpool, UK; Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Critical Distance, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, UK

Plastic Metropolis and Inventories, Shoreditch Biennial, London, UK

Host, Tramway, Glasgow, UK


Little Boxes, Cambridge Darkroom Gallery, Cambridge, UK

Contemporary British Photography, NGBK, Berlin, Germany

Public Relations: New British Photography, Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany


Silent/Still, (c.Peter Lewis), London Calling @ Arch 53, London, UK

Spatial Penetration, artists collaboration, Galatasaray, Berlin, Germany

Stadtluft, Architektenkammer, Berlin, Germany

Flag, Clink Street Wharf, London, UK

Euthanasia, Plummet, London, UK


Stream, Plummet, London, UK

Selected Reviews and Articles


The Death of a Beautiful Subject review by Barry Hughes, Hotshoe, issue 195, March 2016

The Death of a Beautiful Subject review; Source, April 2016

The Death of a Beautiful Subject review, Photomonitor


Album 31 review by Dominika Maciewicz, This Is Tomorrow


Objects in the Field review by Tom Jeffreys

Album 31 review by Anna Falconer


Objects in the Field review by Anna McNay


To The River review by Colin Glen, Hotshoe April/ May 2012

To The River review by Russell Roberts,

To The River featured on


Danielle Demetriou, Darkness at the Opera, Japan Times, 17/04/09

La Fotografia Del Silenzio, La Repubblica - 09.06.2009

Una Luce dal Silenzio, La Stampa – 29.05.09


Le quinte del teatro: Richerche di Sophy Rickett, La Stampa 03/10/08

Auditorium: Sophy Rickett alla Alberto Peola, ARTKEY 27/10/08

Auditorium: Ffotogallery; Jean Wainwright, Hotshoe International June-July 08


Opera and Video, Chris Townsend, Art Monthly, Dec – Jan 07-08

The Language of Flowers,, Issue 13, July 2007


Andrew Wilson, Sophy Rickett, FotoMuseum Antwerp magazine

Review – Sophy Rickett: A New Photoworks Monograph, Pluk, Issue 27, Nov-Dec


Darien Leader, Sophy Rickett, Portfolio, June

M. Herbert, Sophy Rickett, Time Out, June


Ines Rae, More Plant Matters, Source 39, Summer


Rob Tufnell, Rickett, Boiler, No. 2

Laura Piccinini, Scuola Britannica su sfondo romano, Amica, May

Barry Schwabsky, Review, Artforum, May

Katie Kitamura, Review, Contemporary, no. 49

Marguerite Menz, Review, Kunst-Bulletin, March

Clare Manchester, Review, Art Monthly, March

Sophy Rickett, The Times, February 8

Review, The Art Newspaper, February            

Schweizer Ausstellungen: Hinter dem Sichtbaren, Neue Zuercher Zeitung, February 8

Emmanuel Grandjean, Et Sophy Rickett travaille de nuit, Tribune de Geneve, January 24     


Stefano Ricci, Review, Tema Celeste, March - June

Olga Gambari, Review, Arte e Critica, April –September

Piu che la luce spicaa il buio, La Stampa, March 22

Izi Glover, Sophy Rickett, DCA Review, Frieze, July

Oral History of British Photography, interview with Martin Barnes, The British Library, November

Roy Exley, Review, Flash Art, July- September

Rob Tufnell, Sophy Rickett, Yellow Tree, Portfolio, June

Sophy Rickett, Review, The Independent on Sunday, April 1

Giles Sutherland, Around the Galleries, Dundee, The Times, February 22

Neil Cameron, Telling Tales in the Dark, The Scotsman, February 13


Chris Townsend, Sophy Rickett, Hotshoe, March/April          


Julia Thrift, Sophy Rickett, Time Out, December

Dave Beech, Review, Art Monthly, December

Near and Elsewhere-Review, Circa, issue 89, Autumn


Arielle Pelenc & Simon Morrissey, Remix (                                                 

Martin Herbert, Critical Distance, Time Out, July 8

Simon Morrissey, Amnesia, Contemporary Visual Arts, April


Val Williams, Zeitgenössische Britische Fotorafie, catalogue

Thomas Seelig, Public Relations catalogue

Surface, Booth Cibborn Editions

Mark Currah, Flag, Time Out, May 29

Interview and work featured in Creative Camera, April


No Young Brits at Flag, Flash Art, Vol. XXIX, No.188

Dieter Wulf, Kunst im Rohbau, Wochenreport (Berlin)

Val Williams, Stream, Creative Camera, February

Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Contemporary Flaneures, Mute, Winter


Tania Guha, Stream, Time Out, December 18th

Publications and Catalogues


Photography Today, (Mark Durden) Phaidon, London ISBN 978-0-7148-4563


The Art of Walking A Field Guide, (ed David Evans) Black Dog, London ISBN: 978 1 907317 87 3


To The River, Sophy Rickett, Arnolfini, Bristol/ Brancolini Grimaldi London ISBN 9780-907738-99-2

Auditorium (ed. John Gill, David Chandler) Photoworks, Brighton ISBN 978-1-903796-23-8


Portfolio Special 50th Issue (ed. Gloria Chalmers) November issue


New British Photography, Skira, Italy


Vitamin PH, Phaidon, London ISBN 10 07148-4656-2

Les Peintres de la Vie Moderne, Editions du Centre Pompidou, Paris ISBN 2-84426-316-X


Sophy Rickett (Monograph), Steidl / Photoworks ISBN 3–86521–088–0       


Order & Chaos, Urs Stahel (Ed), Fotomuseum Winterthur/Christoph Merian Verlag


The Fantastic Recurrence of Certain Situations Kate Bush, , Communidad de Madrid

Nothing G Gussin and E Carpenter (Ed), Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK

Photographs, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London


Common People: Arte Inglese tra Fenomeno e Realtà, F.Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudenco per l’Arte, Italy

Jardin de Eros, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona, Spain


New Contemporaries 98, New Contemporaries Ltd, UK

Remix, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France

On the Bright side of Life, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany


Public Relations-New British Photography, Cantz, Germany

Awards and Commissions

Recipient of Foyle Foundation Award, Four Corners, London

Album 31: A commission for new work to be made in collaboration with Bettina von Zwehl, GRAIN Photography Hub, Library of Birmingham, UK

Artist Associate-ship, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK

Recipient of AHRC Practice Led Research Grant

Winner of Icona 09, Verona Art Fair, Verona, Italy

Recipient of Development Grant, Film and Video Umbrella, UK

Recipient of Excellence Award, University of Derby, UK

Recipient of Research Award, Arts and Humanities Research Council

Recipient of Individual Artists Award, Arts Council, England

Recipient of Mont Blanc Cutting Edge Award to Artists

Fellowship at St Johns College, Oxford                     

Arts Council of England, Helen Chadwick Fellowship, hosted by The British School at Rome / Ruskin School, Oxford                    

Fellowship at DCA, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK

Artist in residence, Grizedale Sculpture Park, Grizedale, UK

Recipient of The Woo Charitable Foundation Prize, UK             

BMW Financial Services Millennium Commission in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Major Collections

Federal Reserve, Washington, USA

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaundengo, Guarene, Italy

FRAC, Alsace, France

FSA, London, UK

Goldman Sachs, London, UK

Government Art Collection, UK

MART, Trento, Italy

McManus Galleries, Dundee, UK

Merril Lynch, London, UK

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France

Museum of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Germany

Pompidou, Paris, France

Texas Pacific Group Collection, UK

Tower Place Development, London, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Windsor GmbH, Germany

Worcester City Art Gallery, Worcester, UK