"Pierce Starre is an artist unafraid of pushing boundaries, challenging hierarchies and producing site-specific performances and works of art that leave a lasting impression on the viewer" - Peter Bonnell, Senior Curator, QUAD

Pierce Starre (b.1984 Liverpool) is a UK based artist with a practice situated in performance. Pierce situates his personal experiences within a broader social and political context. His artworks provide the viewer with an opportunity to be immersed within an embodied experience, creating a platform for connection, reflection, and discussion. Pierce understands the capacity of performance art to engage the artist and the viewer in a transformative exchange both through the live performance of the work and through its documentation.


His previous work has explored his lived experience of being a Child of Deaf Adults and has critiqued the restrictive nature of institutional frameworks.


Pierce has recently established Drip, an artist led platform facilitating the exploration and development of Live Art in Liverpool. Through Drip, Pierce has established SPILL YER TEA, an accessible and all inclusive experimental Live Art and Performance Art event at Constellations in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. Since August 2019 SPILL YER TEA has supported and platformed the work of twenty two  emerging and established artists working both nationally and internationally. Pierce has recently been awarded a commission by DaDaFest as part of their Artist Development fund; he is receiving ongoing mentoring support from Ireland’s leading Performance Artists; Amanda Coogan. Pierce recently performed at Word of Warning in Manchester and participated in Live Art Development Agency’s DIY16: 2019 – Ania Bas & Amy Pennington: Performance for Shy people. Playwriting for dyslexics. Pierce has performed as part of Bbeyond’s monthly performance art meeting in Belfast and is an artist in residence on the MA Performance programme at Liverpool’s Hope University. In January 2020 Pierce participated in the CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY “Dissenting Bodies Marking Time” at Venice International Performance Art Week.


Upcoming Dates 


Getting Personal Series – Monday 16th March 2020 at 8:00am on Film4 and 7pm & 10pm on Together TV


SPILL YER TEA #3 – Wednesday 18th March 2020, 19:00pm – 23:00pm at Constellations, Baltic Triangle, Liverpool.



  1. BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class HonoursUniversity of Derby, UK, 2018

Talks and Panels

  1. Accessibility ConsultancyJerwood Arts, 2019
  2. Sounds Like HerNew Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK, 2017
  3. Why Performance Art?University of Derby, UK, 2017
  4. Movement & PerceptionQUAD, Derby, UK, 2014

Live Performance

  1. Spill the TeaLive Art Club, Cafe OTO, Hackney, London.  , 2020
  2. ChaosVenice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy, 2020
  3. LabelsEmergency, Word of Warning, Manchester, 2019
  4. ParadoxUniversity of Derby, UK, 2018
  5. /hiə/Divine Locale, Derby, UK, 2017
  6. Raising Your VoiceUniversity of Derby, UK, 2017


  1. LabelsMarcin Sz | The Past Tense + Guests​, Stryx Gallery Birmingham, 2019
  2. Vibrations and SynesthesiaNew Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK, 2015
  3. Movement & PerceptionQUAD, Derby, UK, 2014


  1. Artist in ResidenceMetal + Independents Biennial, Liverpool, 2020
  2. MAP Artist in ResidenceLiverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, 2019
  3. 12 Hour ResidenciesThe Gathering, ROAR, Rotherham, UK, 2017
  4. AmnesiaTempting Failure CIC, London, UK, 2016

Awards and Funding

  1. Artists Development ProgrammeDaDaFest, Liverpool, 2019

Training and Workshops

  1. Venice International Performance Art Week – Co Creation Live FactoryVenice, Italy, 2020
  2. Bbeyond | Performance MonthlyBelfast, Northern Ireland, 2019
  3. Mentorship with Amanda Coogan, DadaFestBelfast, Northern Ireland, 2019
  4. DIY16: Performance for shy people… dyslexics.Live Art Development Agency, St Helens, 2019
  5. You Are Awesomely Wonky and Burning with RageJackie Hagan, DaDaFest, Liverpool, 2019
  6. The Shoes of DeauvilleBrian Griffin, Deauville, France, 2016

Curatorial and Programming

  1. SPILL YER TEADrip, Constellations, Liverpool, 2019

Publications and Media

  1. SPILL YER TEA by DRIP LiverpoolThe Common Zine, Liverpool, 2019
  2. Meet the Artist: Pierce StarreDADAFest, 2019
  3. An unstoppable force vs. the immovable objectThe State of the Arts, 2019
  4. SPILL YER TEABBC Radio, 2019
  5. In conversation with SPILL YER TEAConstellations, Liverpool, 2019
  6. Restrictions on Creative FreedomDerby News, 2018
  7. 10 CODA Artists to ExploreKODAheart, 2018
  8. An enduring performance ; the Art of being /hɪə/Derby News, 2017
  9. /hɪə/BBC East Midlands Today, 2017
  10. /hɪə/BBC Radio, 2017
  11. Why this man will sit silently, blindfoldedDerby Telegraph, 2017
  12. Public try to ‘put off’ artist sitting silentlyDerby Telegraph, 2017
  13. How to be /hɪə/ now with Pierce StarreThis is IN Magazine, 2017
  14. Growing up as a CODAThe Limping Chicken, 2015