Ria Hartley



Ria is an interdisciplinary artist, working across the fields of contemporary performance, devised theatre, site-specific, durational performance, live art, installation, video, one-to-one, photography and socio-political performance.

Her practice pays close attention to memory, identity, human relationships and shared narratives, and often invites participation and exchange between artist and audience. She seeks to blur the relationship between performer and audience, space and situation, in order to open new spaces of thought and exchange. Lucy has won the In-Between Time Wild Card Commission with Fierce Festival & ACCA (2016) and The Contact Flying Solo Commission (2015).

In the press

“One of the UK’s most exciting performance makers”
Live Art Development Agency

“Like a deep sea diver, Ria Hartley dares to descend deep down to places dangerous and forbidden in order to surface with a pearl. Breathtaking.”
Stacy Makishi, Live Artist and Director