"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 Art, Performance, Photography and Video. Their work predominantly explores their cultural experiences as a queer, working class, neurodivergent individual with Deaf parents, 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.

In January 2020 Pierce performed as part of the CO-CREATION LIVE FACTORY “Dissenting Bodies Marking Time” at Venice International Performance Art Week.  Their performance, Reflection (2020), was shared as part of Performistanbul’s Stay LIVE at Home project; the work has been added to the British Library collection.

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 and has shared live performance work as part of ]Performance Space[, Word of Warning and Performance Platform.

Pierce also runs Performance N’ Tha, an artist led platform that has developed national and international recognition as a vital platform supporting radical performance.

 

Upcoming Dates 

 

Live Art Development Agency DIY 2021: Tink + Efi – Wrap Live: exploring sensory underload for neurodivergent artists; 25th/26th September 2021

 


EDUCATION

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

TALKS AND PANELS

LIVE PERFORMANCE

  • Trousers Performance Platform, OPEN Ealing, London, UK 2021
  • 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 SPILL YER TEA, #5, Performance N' Tha, Liverpool, UK 2021
  • 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