Tim Etchells


Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction.

Etchells has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment. Recent publications include Vacuum Days (Storythings, 2012) and While You Are With Us Here Tonight (LADA, 2013). Etchells’ work has been shown recently at Cubitt, Hayward Gallery and Bloomberg SPACE in London, at Turner Contemporary and Compton Verney in the UK, at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam) and MUHKA (Antwerp).

Currently Professor of Performance & Writing at Lancaster University, he was a Tate / Live Art Development Agency “Legacy: Thinker In Residence” Award winner in 2008, Artist of the City of Lisbon in 2014 and he received the prestigious Spalding Gray Award in February 2016.

Forced Entertainment has been announced as the winners of the 2016 International Ibsen Award for their groundbreaking contribution to the field of contemporary theatre and performance.