Selected Group and Solo Exhibitions

2012 State of the Art - New Contemporary Photography, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, DE
2011 Neon + Vynl, Londonnewcastle project space, London, UK
Organic, Margate Photo Fest, Margate, UK
At the Edge of Logic, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal
Photography and the Landscape, George and Jørgen Fine art, London, UK
Right Here, Right Now, Exposures from the Public Realm, Format11, Derby, UK
Wanderlust, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham, UK
2011 The Constructed Image in New British Photography, Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, Ca
Flash Forward Winners Group Show, Flash Forward Festival, Toronto, Ca / Boston, USA
Converse / Dazed and Confused 2010 Emerging Artist Award, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
In Review, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, USA
Boom Comes the Houses, Bust comes the Art, Reclamation Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Art Projects, London Art Fair, London, UK
2009 From Here, Brighton photo Fringe OPEN 09, Brighton, UK
Hungry, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
Worthless, Endell Street, London, UK
2008 Stuffed Bird found on a Bank of the Thames at Crayford Ness, Pavilion, Leeds, UK
New Works: Pavilion Commission 2008, National Media Museum, Bradford, UK
Navigator, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK

Selected Texts, Features and Press

2011 Zone of Transit, Shilman Institute for Photography
Peter Ainsworth, (Notes on) Politics, Theory and Photography.
Participatory Acts, Hippolyte Bayard.
Top 10 (plus one) Emerging artists 2011, by Marina Cashdan. Huffington Post.
Concrete Island, Lens Culture.
2010 Interview with Peter Ainsworth, Contact Blog.
Dazed/Confused Winner. Peter Ainsworth by Sophie Jackson. Dazed Digital.
Contemporary European Photography: Peter Ainsworth, by Joerg Colberg, Conscientious.

Selected Curatorial and Collaborative Projects

2011 Facebook Project, Right Here, Right Now, Exposures from the Public Realm, Format11, Derby
2010 Opulence, Alternative Arts Photo-space, London, UK
I always knew you’d come back..., Latitude festival, Suffolk, UK
2009 Collectives Encounter, Format09 International Photography Festival. Derby, UK
Circles of Latitude, Four Corners Gallery, London, UK


2010 The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA


2011Bar-Tur Award, (Shortlised)
2010Converse / Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Award, (Winner)
Flash Forward Award, (Winner) Magenta Foundation
2009Main Course Award and Houston Fotofest Bursary Award, (Winner), Rhubarb-Rhubarb international portfolio review