Elly Clarke - CV

EDUCATION

2018-ongoing - PhD Candidate at Goldsmiths College, University of London. PhD title: The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age. Supervisors: Vikki Chalklin & Sarah Kember. CHASE funded scholar.
2002-2003 - MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, London
2001-2002 - MA Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London
1995-1998 - First Class Degree in History of Art BA (Hons) University of Leeds

SOLO PROJECTS/EXHIBITIONS

2020
_#SERGINA IN RESIDENCE, The Knot, Digital Arts Resource Centre, Ottawa, Canada

2019
_HOW ARE YOU? #SERGINA'S PARTICIPATORY SOAP OPERA IN THREE ACTS ABOUT WRESTLING WITH WELLBEING IN THE DIGITAL AGE, 4 hour #Sergina performance with Vladimir Bjelicic at ONCA, Brighton
_#SERGINA COCKTAIL PERFORMANCE, Les Deomicains de Haute-Alsace, Guebwiller, France

2018
_A CLASS(Y) LECTURE BY ELLY CLARKE, Galerie Wedding, Berlin
_QUEER ENCOUNTERS KING'S CROSS, Everyman Cinema King’s Cross and Fringe! Film Festival

2012
_Change Settings, Techno Park Studios, Melbourne, Australia. Curated by Kim Donaldson.

2011
_Moscow-Beijing (solo screening), Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

2010
_Moscow-Beijing, Centre for Endless Progress, Berlin

2009
_Mobility and Creativity: Narrative, Representation and Performance, University of Surrey, Guildford
_Time & Place, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London
_Mobility & Creativity, Surrey University, Guildford, Kent

2007
_Moscow - Beijing, Globe Hub, North Shields, Newcastle, UK

2006
_Moscow - Beijing, Other Gallery, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

2003
_The Broadway House Photo Project, Seven Seven, London Fields

2001-2
_art-heads.net. Set up and ran web-based tool for collaborative art projects

COMMISSIONS

2020
_WANDSWORTH WORDS for Wandsworth Council
_PERFORMANCE ANXIETY for VLTV

2016
_DARLINGS I'M READY FOR MY CLOSEUP! Fabrica with Brighton Digital Festival and the Marlborough Theatre. Funded residency & commission for 3 new #Sergina performances: Waiting for Ice Cream, #Sergina's Flashmob Dancercise, and a new extended episode of #Sergina's Stimulatingly Sexy Simultaneous Simulation of Herself

2015
_#SERGINA'S STIMULATINGLY SEXY SIMULTANEOUS SIMULATION OF HERSELF, The Lowry, Salford Quays, The Island in Bristol; Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Kareoke, Berlin; Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn & KulturCentar GRAD in Belgrade. Commissioned by The Lowry as part of Right Here, Right Now. Curator: Karen Newman
_CAMDEN ENCOUNTERS - Year-long commission by Camden Council to produce a series of artistic photo/audio encounters with 21 residents of the Borough of Camden as part of #Camden50. Curator: Charlie Levine.

2013
_HALF CROWNS IN THEIR PETTICOATS - community engaged photo/audio project for site specific exhibition href="http://www.thriftradiateshappiness.com">Thrift Radiates Happiness, Birmingham Municipal Bank. Lead artist. Paid commission. Participatory audio project & installation. Curated by Charlie Levine. Accompanying catalogue produced.

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
_LOUD + CLEAR, ONCA, Brighton. Curated by Nadia Buyse

2017
_Live #Sergina performance of PHONE ME DON'T WRITE at opening of LINQOX CRISS ON THE RIVER ILISSUS, SOHO20 Gallery, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Amanda T Pohan.

2014
_INHERITANCE / ACT_OUT, (artist & curator), GSL Projekt, Berlin - 3 person show with Kerstin Hoenit & Lisa Jugert
_SEX WITHOUT BODIES, The Temporary Agency, New York. Curated by Amanda Turner Pohan.
_2014 THE MOVING IMAGE PROJECT, Baroda, India, Christchurch, New Zealand & The Horse Hospital, London. Curated by Charlie Levine.

2013__
_RE-MIX, Spor Klubu, Berlin. Curated by Matthias Mayer
_ON LOOKING, Galapagos Kunsthalle, DUMBO, New York. Curated by Daniel Kingery.

2012-13
_BAND/TIES, WIP Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden & ARTicle gallery, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. Curated by Charlie Levine & Suvi Lehtinen.

2012_
_JOINT STOCK, at The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham (co-curator & artist)
_ABSENCE/PRESENCE, Hotel Paravent, tete, Berlin. Curated by Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez.
_BERLIN / BIRMINGHAM / BEYOND, mac birmingham (artist & curator)
_THE MOBILITY PROJECT, Meter Room, Coventry (artist & curator)

2011__
_WUNDERKAMMER at TROVE, Birmingham (artist & curator)
_NOISES IN THE VOID, online exhibition curated by Pedro Torres
_ANTICURATE, mac, Birmingham (in 'Curator Corridor')
_THE MOBILITY PROJECT, Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin (artist & curator)
_KUNSTAKTION, Uferhallen, Wedding, Berlin

2010-11__
_WUNDERKAMMER, Clarke Gallery, Berlin & Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada and Franklin Furnace, New York, (artist & curator)

2010__
_GLASS CRASH FEELING, Goldrausch 2010 at Galerie September and Schaulager Barbara Thumm, Berlin
_2010 CARTE BLANCHE, Clarke Gallery, Berlin – with all 14 recipients of the Goldrausch Kunstlerinnen Stipendium

2009__
_HOME GROWN, Artillerie, Berlin
_THE END.... AND? The Latin Collector, New York City, USA

2008__
_NeMe: IN TRANSITION: RUSSIA 2008, Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg & the National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
_2008 SCENE IN THE MAKING, Nicholls and Clarke, London
_2008 FILMOBILE London Gallery West, University of Westminster, London.

2007__
_THE JOURNEY/MOSCOW TO BEIJING London Gallery West, University of Westminster. Two-person show with filmmaker Joram ten Brink.

2006__
_AIR TIME-SPACES, Centre for Mobility Research, Lancaster University
_CAPTURING THE MOVING MIND, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2005-6
_ALL FOR SHOW, UK video works. Toured to The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand; Studio 1.1, London, UK; Edgezones, Miami, Florida; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, California; Studio 207, Chicago, Illinois; Screenland Theater, Kansas City; Soap Factory, Minneapolis; Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam and going to Galerie Verticale, Montreal and Nexus, Philadelphia. Curated by Lee Campbell.

2003__
_MA Show, Central Saint Martins, Charing Cross Road, London
_FLINCH, Seven Seven, London Fields, London
_YOU ARE HERE (USTED ESTA AQUI), Espacio La Rebeca, Bogotá, Columbia

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and ACADEMIC GROUPS

_April 2021 (Taking) Care in a Time of Climate Crisis (organiser).
Two-day sharing event taking place on Gather Town, organised by CHASE Climate Justice Network. Presentations were selected from responses to an open call, as well as direct invitations.
_2019-ongoing - CHASE Climate Justice Network (co-founder)
Network founded to reflect upon living and researching in a time of climate crisis - with a focus on justice, care and intersectionality.
_May 2020 - Occupying the In Between, for MARS, Goldsmiths (co-organiser)
Online not-conference with a call for not-papers organised with fellow (NYC based) Goldsmiths art researcher Clareese Hill. Featuring 8 invited speakers includilng Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Julia Bell, Niya B and 14 not-papers presenters, with 80 people attending via Zoom.
_Nov 2019 - This Lecture will speak for itself (performace presentation)
Performance lecture delivered at FACT///.mapping feminist coding practice symposium at Sussex Humanities Lab
_June 2019 - Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age (Episode. 3)
Screenshare networked lecture performance at Body of Knowledge, Deakin University, Melbourne, delivered in Collaboration with Melbourne based artist/scholar Bon Mott and Sean Miles on the ground; me performing from (4am) Brighton - via Zoom
_Nov 2018 - Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age (Episode. 2)
Live networked screenshare lecture performance at CHASE Encounters conference, The Barbican Centre, London - with Vladimir Bjeli?i? (in Belgrade)
_Feb 2018 - Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age. (Episode. 1)
Live networked screenshare lecture performance at Transmediale, Berlin as part of panel entitled HARD FEELINGS: A CONVERSATION ON COMPUTATION AND AFFECT – performed with Vladimir Bjeli?i? (in Belgrade).

2005__
_Mobility & Hospitality: The ethics of social relations in a mobile world. Conference at Centre for Mobility Research, Lancaster University.
_Capturing the Moving Mind: Management and Movement in the Age of Permanently Temporary War. Participant in conference taking place on the Trans Siberian Train from Moscow-Novosibirsk-Beijing.

CURATED PROJECTS

2012-2013__
FRAME_birmingham. Arts council funded, mac birmingham and Own Art supported curated project by Elly Clarke that took place at 33 different venues across the city of Birmingham, featuring the work of 42 different local, national & international artists. The show ran from November 2012 March 2013.

2008-2014__
CLARKE GALLERY. Gallery founded by Elly Clarke in October 2008 to show the work of Berlin-based and associated artists. After the initial 18 months of being based exclusively in Elly Clarke's apartment, Clarke Gallery started taking exhibitions elsewhere. Exhibitions include:
SPLASHBACK (2009)

2001__
Freelance Curator, Sun & Doves, Islington & Camberwell, London

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/TEACHING

2013-15__
Visiting Lecturer at Margaret Street / BIAD, Birmingham

2014__
_Visiting Lecturer at Colchester Institute of Art & Design
_Guest Speaker at FORMAT Photo Festival Portfolio Review weekend at QUAD, Derby.

2013__
Chair of panel discussion at The Drum Arts Centre, Birmingham, with three artists from FRAME_birmingham

2012-3__
Visiting Artist & MFA Advisor at Transart Residency, Berlin

2012__
_Visiting Artist at Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
_In Conversation with Trevor Pitt at mac Birmingham (to accompany Clarke Gallery exhibition BERLIN / BIRMINGHAM / BEYOND)

2011-12__
_Associate Senior Lecturer in Photography at Coventry University

2008__
_Visiting artist at Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, India

2007__
_Artist Talk with Joram ten Brink and Sarah Carrington, London Gallery West, University of Westminster, London
_Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Fine Art, Leeds University
_You Photograph Me, I Photograph You – participatory photo project & workshop with year 5 at Lathom Junior School, East Ham, London

2004_
_Trespassers, Presentation & Panel Discussion, Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden

RESIDENCIES & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2014 DISTRIBUTED INTIMACIES, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada
2010 GOLDRAUSCH KUNSTLERINNEN IT PROGRAMME, Berlin
2007-9 FOUR CORNERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, London
2006 THE FUTURE OF IDEA ART, The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

AWARDS/PRIZES AND GRANTS

2019 CHASE Feminist Network Smalll Grant Award for HOW ARE YOU at ONCA Gallery
2018-22 CHASE Doctoral Training Grant for PhD studies at Sussex/Goldsmiths
2014 Arts Council England Lottery Funding for The George Richmond Portrait Project
2012 Arts Council England Lottery Funding for FRAME_birmingham
2012 Arts Council England Lottery Funding for The Mobility Project at Meter Room, Coventry
2012 Coventry Council Small Arts Grants for The Mobility Project at Meter Room, Coventry
2010 Grant from the de Laszlo Foundation for George Richmond Portrait Project
2008 Finalist in London Photographic Awards Still Life 4 Competition
2006 Scholarship from The Banff Centre for Future of Idea Art residency
2005 Financial Aid from Swedish School of Economics towards Capturing the Moving Mind conference
2003 Grant for The Broadway House Photo Project from Hackney Community Empowerment Network

TEXTS & CATALOGUES BY ME

PUBLISHED WRITING:
2020
_Is my body out of date? The drag of physicality in the digital age, IDEA Journal
Interactive script from performance delivered in collaboration with Bon Mott & Sean Miles at Body of Knowledge conference, Deakin University. Interactive e-Pub design by Jo Bailey.
_An Orgy of Algorithms and Other Desires & Deviations
Book chapter in ‘Hybrid Ecologies’ published by Diaphanes and The University of Chicago Press. Edited by: Marietta Kestling, Maria Muhle, Jenny Nachigall, Susanne Witzgall. Write-up following live networked performance that took place at Munich Academy of Fine Arts, Nov 2016.
_HOW ARE YOU? How are you feeling right now? Wrestling with Wellbeing when all the world’s a screen. Reflective text on performing online versus offline after COVID gave us no other choice.

2019
_A Conversation between Elly Clarke and Liv Fontaine
Sluice Magazine – Spring/Summer 2019

2015
_Laughing, Photography & Drag:
Conversation between Elly Clarke & artist Lena Rosa Haendel, for Haendel’s monograph Laughing Inverts published by Kehler Books, Berlin.
_Digital Remnants: Sex without Bodies
Article written via Google Docs in collaboration with Michelle Ty, Amanda Turner Pohan and Robin McDonald for Guts Magazine, Canada

2012
_Connected Isolation / Isolated Connectedness
Curated feature for CultureHall about the work of Linda Franke, Nurul Huda, Lisa Jugert & Kym Ward . ?
2006
_The Trans-Siberian Photo Project
Framework, Issue 4: Permanent Transcience.

2015
_Digital Remnants - SEX WITHOUT BODIES? by Elly Clarke, Amanda Turner Pohan, Robin Alex McDonald, Michelle Ty

2013
_Crossed perspectives interview of Elly Clarke with Sven Kesselring on Vie Mobiles website
_Retrospect - Catalogue produced to accompany Thrift Radiates Happiness exhibition.

2012
_Connected Isolation/ Isolated Connectedness: Curated feature by Elly Clarke for Culturehall.com

2011
Why mention money when we’re looking at art? – Article written by Elly Clarke for Allotment, mac Birmingham

2010
24/7 Contact, Catalogue produced with the support of Goldrausch Kunstlerinnen IT Projekt. Designed by Christian Steubing & Kirstin Weppner.
Alternative Funding Strategies by David Trigg, Rant 47, Axisweb

2008
Transition Russia 2008, Catalogue, pub. by NeMe through Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (INCA) in Cyprus & the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) Ekaterinburg & Moscow, Russian Federation
Moscow to Beijing, Catalogue produced to accompany two-person exhibition at London Gallery West, University of Westminster, London

2007
Hackney to Siberia: Two Participatory Projects by Elly Clarke, Control, Issue 17, Ed. Stephen Willats
Chapter in Mobilizing Hospitality: The Ethics of Social Relations in a Mobile World, Eds. Sarah Gibson & Jennie Germann Molz, published by Ashgate.

2005
The Trans Siberian Photo Project, Framework, Issue 4/ Permanent Transience

2003
Dispersed Subjects: Wandering & Wondering in a Mobile World - by Elly Clarke (Research paper for MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins.)

TEXTS ABOUT MY WORK BY OTHERS

2012
Review of solo exhibition 'Change Settings' at Techno Park Studios, Melbourne by Lisa Radford on This is Tomorrow: http://www.thisistomorrow.info/viewArticle.aspx?artId=1298
Review of The Mobility Project at Meter Room, Coventry by Adele Mary Reed on This is Tomorrow.

2011
Review of The Mobility Project at Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin by Doireann O'Malley on This is Tomorrow

2009
Beautiful Triggers - review of Time & Place by Lee Campbell in ArtVehicle 44
Review of The End. And… by Gayathri Iyer, at Nyartbeat.com

2008
Review of The Journey/Moscow to Beijing in Artists Newsletter, January 2008

COLLECTIONS

Elly Clarke's work is held in private collections in the UK, USA, Canada, India, Germany, France, Singapore, Australia and in museum collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia and Franklin Furnace / Museum of Modern Art, New York book collection.