Statement / CV

I like to explore ideas of communication, language and the mistranslation of information. I make tools and objects with a subjective futility and/or utility. I am interested in Social Anthropology and the rituals of human behaviour; this manifests into my manipulation of narratives and perceived truths.

Claire McArdle

Born in 1982, Liverpool, U.K.
Lives and Works in London.

Education

2017 Culture, Society and the Making of Humanity: Introducing Anthropology. Goldsmiths University.
2012 MA Fine Art; Distinction. Chelsea College of Art & Design.
2011 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art; Merit. Chelsea College of Art & Design.
2007 Cinematography Short Course. London Film Academy.
2004 BA (Hons) Fine Art; 2:1. Leeds Metropolitan University.

Awards

2012 Royal Female School of Art Foundation Award.
2011 Shortlisted for FutureMap 2011, Zabludowicz Collection.
2004 The Alan Mohun Memorial Prize.

Collections

2011 Saatchi Gallery, Private Collection.

Publications

2013 Made In Arts London 1, London. Interview with Claire McArdle by Kate Rintoul, pg 58 – 61.
2012 Sleek Magazine Issue 36, Berlin. Article; ‘The Emotional Spectrum’ by Emma-Louise Tovey, pg 118.

Residencies

2019 Schwarzwald, Zell im Wiesental, Germany.
2017 AIR Ubud, Ubud, Bali.
2015 Sachaqa Centro De Arte, San Roque De Cumbaza, Amazon Jungle, Peru.

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Occupy My Time, Clapham Picture House, London.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Creekside Open 2019 Selected by Sacha Craddock, APT Gallery, London.
2019 Art and Food at The Old Surgery, London.
2014 Passport to Pimlico, Churchill Gardens Estate, London.
2014 Studio. Tomorrow. Buy me things like machines, ESA Show Space, London.
2013 Place of Work (Whitechapel), ESA Show Space, London.
2013 Emerging Artists Showcase, Made In Arts London, Affordable Art Fair, London.
2012 MA Fine Art Final Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
2012 Foul Perfection, The Castle, London.
2012 MA Fine Art Interim Show, The Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
2012 Construction – Destruction – Construction, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
2011 Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art Final Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London.
2010 Wife Drawing, 38b Peckham Rye, London.
2009 Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, The Bear, London.
2008 Super 8 at the Salford Film Festival, Islington Mill, Salford.
2008 Purescreen20, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
2007 Dogs Vs Wolves ‘Gallery Giveaway’, The Dazed Gallery, London.
2007 A Problem Shared… an exhibition by The Werewolves of London, The Sassoon Gallery, London.
2007 Projektor, Cafe Gallery Projects, London.
2007 Life’s A Beach, ArtSite Gallery, Swindon.
2007 Liverpool Film Festival/Future Shorts, Liverpool.
2006 Surface Open, Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
2006 Trinity Open, Holy Trinity Church, Leeds.
2006 Black Dogs presents: ‘A night at the pub’, Brudenell Social Club, Leeds.
2005 Painting Film, The Lounge Gallery, London.
2005 Supershorts Film Festival, Touring throughout the U.K.

Curatorial Projects

2019 Art and Food at The Old Surgery, London.
2014 Studio. Tomorrow. Buy me things like machines, ESA Show Space, 14 Warren St, London.

Commissions

2010 Music Video ‘Electricity’, David Thomas Broughton.
2009 Music Video ‘What do you know about it?’ TigerShadow.
2008 Music Video ‘Yuki’, Vessels.