Declan Clarke’s powerful films intertwine personal subjectivity and action with grand narratives and explorations of the historical edifices of power. They have recently been included in the Tromsø International Film Festival in 2014; Cinéphémère, Jardin Des Tuilieries, FIAC, Paris, and FID-Marseille International Film Festival, both 2013.
Declan Clarke (born 1974) studied at NCAD, Dublin (BA Fine Art) and Chelsea College of Art, London (MA Fine Art). In 2012 he was short listed to represent Ireland at the Venice Biennale 2013. In 2002/03 he was awarded the PS1MoMA International Residency Program by The Arts Council of Ireland. Recent exhibitions include Wreckage in May, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (solo);Group Portrait with Explosives, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, 2014 (solo); Invisible ViolenceSalzburger Kunstverein, Austria, MOCA Belgrade, Serbia, and The Basque Museum of Contemporary Art, Vitoria, Spain 2014; Built With Love, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, 2013; We’ll Be This Way Until the End of the World, Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin, 2011 (solo); We Are Grammar, Pratt Manhattan, New York; Dublin Contemporary 2011; Der Menchen Klee, KIT, Düsseldorf, 2011; Loneliness in West Germany, Goethe-Institut, Dublin, 2009 (solo); Nothing Human is Alien to Me, Pierogi, Leipzig, 2008 (solo).