Richard DeDomenici graduated with a first class degree from Cardiff School of Art in 2001. Richard’s first post-graduate project Party of One was selected for the National Review of Live Art, Glasgow in 2002.
This performance contributed to Richard’s nomination for Best New Artist in Anglia Television’s Six of The Best awards, which, despite voting for himself several hundred times, he lost.
Buoyed by his nomination, Richard attempted a series of increasingly ambitious projects, including turning coal into diamonds for the Wellcome Trust, which failed, training the guns of HMS Belfast onto his mother’s house in Watford, which failed, and designing an interface to enable cows to access the internet, which failed. These experiences inspired the touring lecture Embracing Failure.
The success of Embracing Failure undermined it’s own central premise so work began on building a replacement lecture, Did Priya Pathak Ever Get Her Wallet Back? about Richard’s complicated relationship with the police.
Richard’s televised project to create an asylum-seeker boyband was universally condemned, as was his feasibility study into building a new tube line funded by the cancellation of the London Olympic Games.
Richard’s most recent Edinburgh lecture Plagiarismo! garnered his first five-star review. He will try for six this summer with his new show DeDomegamix.
Live Art Olympiad. Commissioned as part of Live Art Collective East’s bid for Artists Taking The Lead.