"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 live performance artist based in Liverpool. Their work predominantly explores their cultural experiences as a queer, working class, neurodivergent Child of Deaf Adults (CODA), within a broader social and political context. Their artworks provide the viewer with an opportunity to be immersed within an embodied experience, creating a platform for connection, reflection, and discussion.

Pierce participated in Live Art Development Agency’s DIY16: 2019 – Ania Bas & Amy Pennington: Performance for Shy people. Playwriting for dyslexics. They also received mentoring support from Ireland’s leading Performance Artist; Amanda Coogan. In January 2020 Pierce performed as part of the CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY “Dissenting Bodies Marking Time” at Venice International Performance Art Week.  Their recent performance, Reflection, was shared as part of Performistanbul’s Stay LIVE at Home project; the work has been added to the British Library collection. Pierce is also a recent recipient of an Arts Council award as part of the Arts Councils Covid-19 Emergency response fund.

Pierce has received commissions from METAL Culture, Heart of Glass, DADAFest, Unshut Festival, Vivid Projects, Liverpool Independents Biennial, Word of Warning and Disability Arts Online.

Pierce also runs Performance N’ Tha, an artist led platform facilitating the exploration and development of Live Art in Liverpool. Through Performance N’ Tha, Pierce has established SPILL YER TEA, an accessible and all inclusive experimental Live Art and Performance Art event.  Since August 2019 SPILL YER TEA has supported and platformed the work of sixty four emerging and established artists working both nationally and internationally.

 

Upcoming Dates 

 

Independents Biennial Liverpool – Premiere of video performance “Empty”; 5th June 2021.

 

Performance Platform – “Trousers”; a new live collaborative performance with Nicholas Ball; 9th July 2021.

 

 

 


EDUCATION

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, First Class Honours University of Derby, UK 2018
  • NVQ Level 6 British Sign Language Signature 2021

TALKS AND PANELS

LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • The Table ]Performance Space[ , Folkestone, UK 2021
  • Tea Spill Live Art Club, Cafe OTO, London, UK 2020
  • “COLLECTIVE” Dissent Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy 2020
  • Chaos Venice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy 2020
  • Labels Emergency, Word of Warning, Manchester 2019
  • Paradox University of Derby, UK 2018
  • /hiə/ Divine Locale, Derby, UK 2017
  • Raising Your Voice University of Derby, UK 2017

LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE

  • Fragile VLTV, Vivid Projects, Birmingham 2020
  • Online Presentation of (In)visible Hexxyduxxybox, India 2020
  • (In)visible Unshut Festival, Sheffield, UK 2020
  • Empty Future Network Shorts, Metal Culture UK 2020
  • Reflection Homework, Heart of Glass, St Helens 2020
  • Reflection Stay LIVE at Home, Performistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey 2020

VIDEO PERFORMANCE

  • Scrutiny Independents Biennial + Metal Culture, Liverpool, UK 2021

EXHIBITIONS

FILM FESTIVALS

  • Scrutiny Lift-Off Global Network Festival, Pinewood Studios, London 2021

RESIDENCIES

ACQUISITIONS

AWARDS AND FUNDING

TEACHING AND FACILITATION

  • Lead Artist, Sounds Like Her, New Art Exchange Nottingham, UK 2017
  • Lead Artist, Collabor8, Nottingham Contemporary Nottingham, UK 2017

TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

CURATORIAL AND PROGRAMMING

PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA