Declan Clarke

Declan Clarke, photo by Nikola Radić Lucati

Declan Clarke is an artist and filmmaker. He studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. In 2002/03 he was awarded the PS1MOMA International Residency Program by The Arts Council of Ireland.

 Recent solo exhibitions include I Wanted to Share My Lover’s Fate, Farbvision, Berlin; Declan Clarke: Recent Film Work, Torrence Art Museum, Los Angeles, USA; The Hopeless End of a Great Dream, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris; Geist Trilogie, Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway, (all 2016). Wreckage in May, Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane, Dublin, 2015; Group Portrait with Explosives, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, 2014.

Recent group exhibitions include: Transmediale 2016, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Over You/You Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; The Shock of Victory, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, HOME, Manchester; Un-Speak, CCA Lagos, Nigeria, 2015;  Invisible Violence, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, MOCA Belgrade, Serbia, Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria, Spain 2014/5; Built With Love, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, 2013; We Are Grammar, Pratt Manhattan, New York.

His films have recently been included in the FID-Marseille International Film Festival, in 2016 and 2013; Tromsø International Film Festival in 2014; Cinéphémère, Jardin Des Tuilieries, FIAC, Paris, 2013 and 2016. In 2016 he won the Jury Prize at the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The Most Cruel of All Goddesses, 2015, 16mm film, 60 minutes

The Hopeless End of A Great Dream, 2016, 16mm film, 65 minutes