Eddie Peake

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Eddie Peake
Peake in 2017
Born1981 (age 42–43)
London, UK
EducationCentral St Martins[citation needed]

Eddie Peake (born 1981) is a British artist. His work includes performance, video, photography, painting, sculpture and installation. His art focuses on "implicit drama within relationships between people", and "how things like desire, sexuality and depression impact on them".[1]


Eddie Peake was born in 1981 at London to artist Phyllida Barlow and poet Fabian Peake. His grandparents are writer Mervyn Peake and artist Maeve Gilmore. He has 4 siblings, including artist Florence Peake. He is a member of the Darwin–Wedgwood family.[2][3]

Peake took residency at the British School at Rome from 2008 to 2009, and graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 2013.[1]


Peake designed the cover for A Short Affair, and a unique artwork inside the book created in response to Will Self’s new short story Civilisation.[4]

Exhibitions and collections[edit]

Selected solo exhibitions include:[5]

Selected group exhibitions include:

  • 2018 – Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
  • 2017 – Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
  • 2017 – Zabludowicz Collection, London
  • 2016 – Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK
  • 2015 – Fondazione Memmo, Rome
  • 2013 – Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
  • 2012 – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma

Performance projects include:

  • 2017 – Fiorucci Art Trust Volcano Extravaganza, Naples and Stromboli
  • 2015 – Palais de Tokyo, Paris
  • 2014 – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
  • 2013 – Performa13, New York
  • 2012 – David Roberts Art Foundation, London
  • 2012 – The Tanks at Tate Modern, London in conjunction with the Chisenhale Gallery, London
  • 2012 – Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • 2012 – Cell Project Space, London


  1. ^ a b White Cube. "Eddie Peake",Royal Academy 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019
  2. ^ "Eddie Peake takes centre stage for new performance show at London's White Cube".
  3. ^ "A curious love letter to Finsbury Park".
  4. ^ Books, Google. "Eddie Peake responds to Will Self and points to a new direction",The Art Newspaper, 30 November 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019
  5. ^ White Cube. "Eddie Peake",White Cube 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2019

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