"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 (They/Them) is a Liverpool based artist working across live performance art, still and moving images. Their work explores the broader social and political context of their cultural experiences as a queer, working-class, neurodivergent individual, navigating autism and growing up with Deaf parents who use British Sign Language. Their artworks, which are often trauma informed have delved into the intersections of corporality, site, ritual, duration and exhaustion, resulting in an immersive and embodied experience that facilitates connection, reflection, discussion and transformative possibilities.
In May 2023, Pierce presented a performance work titled Nest at Communitism in Athens, as part of Darkness Visible produced by iconic performance artist Ron Athey. Pierce also performed as part of the CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY “Dissenting Bodies Marking Time” at Venice International Performance Art Week in January 2020.
Pierce has received commissions from Acciones Al Margen, Arts Council England, Unlimited, METAL Culture, Heart of Glass, DADAFest, Liverpool Independents Biennial, Word of Warning and Disability Arts Online. They have shared live performance work as part of ]Performance Space[, Perform Istanbul and Performance Platform.
Pierce is a member of UK based performance artists/organisers collective OTHER. The collective is formed of individuals who are living and working at the intersection of being queer, neurodivergent, disabled, survivors. Their work is informed by their marginalised identities and experience, necessitating safe, supportive and caring environments within which to initiate, develop, perform, tour, document, exhibit, and disseminate work. Pierce also runs Performance N’ Tha, an artist led platform that has gained national and international recognition as a vital platform supporting radical performance. This initiative focuses on care, community, and accessibility. It aims to support and promote the work of marginalised artists while also making meaningful contributions to the broader Performance Art ecosystem in the UK and beyond.
Acciones Al Margen, Bucaramanga, Columbia: Video Screening of Scrutiny by Pierce Starre on 1-7 June 2023.
One-week intensive Co Creation Workshop at Mazovian Museum, Plock, Poland with VestAndPage culminating in a public final performance as part of “STORIES. The World Is More Complicated Than Our Truths About It” on July 12-19, 2023
UK New Artists – Taking Place Lincoln Programme 2023 : Film Screening of ‘Reet Good’ and Q&A with Pierce Starre at Lincoln Arts Centre, UK on 7th September 2023