"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. He 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 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 that takes place online and at Constellations in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle.  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 


I am not stupid, I am not thick; I am Dyslexic – a short video commissioned by Disability Arts Online and DADAFest as part of a panel discussion event on 30th November 2.00pm-3.30pm, to provoke the arts and cultural sector to improve digital inclusion and remove barriers.


The Changing Rooms A series of workshops hosted by Tempting Failure, the workshops are designed to equip artists with skills, techniques and practical tips for developing and running workshops. September 2020 – February 2021


Performance Platform – Trousers; a new live collaborative performance with Nicholas Ball. Coming soon.


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

Talks and Panels

  1. I am not stupid, I am not thick; I am DyslexicDisability Arts Online and DADAFest, UK, 2020
  2. Online Presentation of (In)visible and TalkHexxyduxxybox, India, 2020
  3. CODAs in MotionZoom, METAL Culture UK, 2020
  4. CHRONICLES of CONFINEMENT: Europa ConferenceArterial Performance Lab, 2020
  5. (In)visible: Navigating the Heteronormative SpaceTruth and Reconciliation, Unburn.co, 2020
  6. Accessibility ConsultancyJerwood Arts, 2019
  7. Sounds Like HerNew Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK, 2017
  8. Why Performance Art?University of Derby, UK, 2017
  9. Movement & PerceptionQUAD, Derby, UK, 2014

Live Performance

  1. FragileVLTV, Vivid Projects, Birmingham, 2020
  2. Online Presentation of (In)visible and TalkHexxyduxxybox, India, 2020
  3. (In)visibleUnshut Festival, Sheffield, UK, 2020
  4. EmptyFuture Network Shorts, Metal Culture UK, 2020
  5. ReflectionHomework, Heart of Glass, St Helens, 2020
  6. ReflectionStay LIVE at Home, Performistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, 2020
  7. Tea SpillLive Art Club, Cafe OTO, Hackney, London.  , 2020
  8. “COLLECTIVE” DissentVenice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy, 2020
  9. ChaosVenice International Performance Art Week, Venice, Italy, 2020
  10. LabelsEmergency, Word of Warning, Manchester, 2019
  11. ParadoxUniversity of Derby, UK, 2018
  12. /hiə/Divine Locale, Derby, UK, 2017
  13. Raising Your VoiceUniversity of Derby, UK, 2017


  1. ReflectionThe British Library (Acquisition), 2020
  2. LabelsMarcin Sz | The Past Tense + Guests​, Stryx Gallery Birmingham, 2019
  3. Vibrations and SynesthesiaNew Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK, 2015
  4. Movement & PerceptionQUAD, Derby, UK, 2014


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

Awards and Funding

  1. VLTVVivid Projects, Birmingham, 2020
  2. Remote ResidenciesMetal Culture UK, 2020
  3. Future Network ShortsMetal Culture UK, 2020
  4. Unshut FestivalSheffield, UK, 2020
  5. Arts Council Emergency Response Fund: for individualsArts Council England, 2020
  6. Home WorkHeart of Glass, St Helens, 2020
  7. EmergencyWord of Warning, Manchester, 2019
  8. Artists Development ProgrammeDaDaFest, Liverpool, 2019

Training and Workshops

  1. The Changing RoomsTempting Failure, 2020
  2. Mentorship with Peter Bonnell, Senior Curator, QUADDerby, UK, 2020
  3. Andrigo/Aliprandi, Vest&Page and La Pocha NostraCo-Creation Live Factory, Venice, Italy, 2020
  4. Bbeyond | Performance MonthlyBelfast, Northern Ireland, 2019
  5. Mentorship with Amanda Coogan, DadaFestBelfast, Northern Ireland, 2019
  6. DIY16: Performance for shy people… dyslexics.Live Art Development Agency, St Helens, 2019
  7. You Are Awesomely Wonky and Burning with RageJackie Hagan, DaDaFest, Liverpool, 2019
  8. Lead Artist, Sounds Like Her, New Art ExchangeNottingham, UK, 2017
  9. Lead Artist, Collabor8, Nottingham ContemporaryNottingham, UK, 2017
  10. Mentorship with Brian GriffinThe Shoes of Deauville, Deauville, France, 2016
  11. Lead Artist, Get Started With, FORMAT and Princes Trust, QUADDerby, UK, 2016

Curatorial and Programming

  1. SPILL YER TEA #4Zoom, Online, 2020
  2. SPILL YER TEA #2Drip, Constellations, Liverpool, 2019
  3. SPILL YER TEA #1Drip, Constellations, Liverpool, 2019

Publications and Media

  1. Escape from Pandemic: Perform IstanbulArtful Living, 2020
  2. Venice International Performance Art Week: Pierce Starre’s ReflectionsDADAFest, 2020
  3. Zine Without A Crown, Page 38Wroclaw, Poland, 2020
  4. Getting Personal with Pierce StarreFilm4, Together TV and BSLZone, 2020
  5. SPILL YER TEA by DRIP LiverpoolThe Common Zine, Liverpool, 2019
  6. Meet the Artist: Pierce StarreDADAFest, 2019
  7. An unstoppable force vs. the immovable objectThe State of the Arts, 2019
  8. SPILL YER TEABBC Radio, 2019
  9. In conversation with SPILL YER TEAConstellations, Liverpool, 2019
  10. Restrictions on Creative FreedomDerby News, 2018
  11. 10 CODA Artists to ExploreKODAheart, 2018
  12. An enduring performance ; the Art of being /hɪə/Derby News, 2017
  13. /hɪə/BBC East Midlands Today, 2017
  14. /hɪə/BBC Radio, 2017
  15. Why this man will sit silently, blindfoldedDerby Telegraph, 2017
  16. Public try to ‘put off’ artist sitting silentlyDerby Telegraph, 2017
  17. How to be /hɪə/ now with Pierce StarreThis is IN Magazine, 2017
  18. Growing up as a CODAThe Limping Chicken, 2015