6/7/2022 - 5/9/2022
Since completing my BA HONS degree in Fine Art Sculpture at St Martin’s College of Art & Design in London I have continued to develop a professional practice. In 2004 I completed a MFA at the University of Ulster.
Over the last number of years I have been exploring issues relating to the impact of human induced climate change. I am interested in the potential of science, philosophy, and aesthetics to enrich my thinking on issues related to climate change and international policies in order to produce work that keeps our attention focused on what’s going on in the environment.
My practice does not lie within any one discipline but instead embraces a variety of media and techniques. This has included audio, animation, video, photography, performances, and public interventions; acting as a facilitator in developing collaborative projects with a wide variety of participants and, more recently, producing large site-speciﬁc sculptures and installations.
Mark Clare has had several solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally including most recently, The Little Things Matter - Pro Arts, Oakland, California, USA 2019, If Not You - Sirius Arts Centre, Cork 2017, Que sais-je? - Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris 2015, I Believe In You - The Model, Sligo, 2015 and the Craword Art Gallery, Cork 2014. Selected Group Shows have included IMMA OUTDOORS, - Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin 2021, Bank, Blank - Alte Sparkasse, Berlin 2018, I Slept Like A Stone - The LAB, Dublin 2018, The Kaunas Biennial - The National Museum of M. K. C, Kaunas, Lithuania 2017, August Destiny - The Pearse Museum, Dublin 2017 & St Carthage Hall Lismore Castle, Waterford, 2016, What If We Got it Wrong? - Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, 2016, Seachange - Tulca Festival, Galway 2015, Phoenix Rising - The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 2014, Into the Light - A new work commissioned by the Arts Council to celebrate 60 years of the Arts Council Collection. In 2008 he was awarded an Open Award EV+A 2008 by the International Critic and Curator Hou Hanru and has regularly been awarded funding by The Arts Council of Ireland since 2004.