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Dates:  1973 -
Born:  England, Surrey
Active:  UK
Website:  www.clarestrand.co.uk
 
  
English contemporary photographer, series include: The Mortuary (1995), Seeing Red (1997/8), Wasted (2000), Gone Astray (2001/2), Signs of A Struggle (2003), The Betterment Room - Devices For Measuring Achievement (2005) and Unseen Agents (2007). 
  
Artist statement: 
  
Clare Strand is an English contemporary photographic artist whose practice is based on subject matter derived from her research into the utilitarian applications of photography.

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Clare Strand
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[Gone Astray Portraits] 
2001-2002
 
  
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To coincide with her current works in the "How We Are: Photographing Britain" exhibition at Tate Britain (London).
 
  

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Education
 
1992-1995 University of Brighton
1998 Royal College of Art, London, MA in Fine Art Photography
 
Solo exhibitions
 
2005 The Betterment Rooms - Devices For Measuring Achievement, Senko Studio
2003 Gone Astray, London College of Printing
2000 Wasted, Galleri image, Arhaus, Denmark
1999 Lorient Photographic Festival
1998 RPS, Bath
1998 Viewpoint Gallery, Salford
1998 Imago Festival, Universidad Salamanca
1998 Seeing Red, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford
1997 The Mortuary, F.Stop Gallery, Bath
 
Group exhibitions
 
2007 How We Are, Tate Britain, London
2006 Restage, The Arts Gallery, London
2005 Work, Folkwang Museum, Essen
2005 Made in Britain, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
2004 Fantastic Realism, Tallinn Town Hall, Estonia
2004 Xposeptembre Fotografins Hus, Sweden
2003 Gone Astray and Someone Else, Temporary Gallery
2003 Floating, Maidstone Museum, Kent
2002 Heart Of Glass, London
2001 Septembre De La Photo, Galerie Soardi, Nice, France
1999 Modern Times, Hassleblad Center, Sweden
1998 Les Anglais Vus Par les Anglais, Arles Projection, France
1998 Inventories, The Old School, Hoxton Square, London
1998 The Kobal Awards, London
1998 Sorted, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
1998 Look At Me, The Kunsthal, Rotterdam
1997 Private, Hockney Gallery, RCA, London
1997 Teen, Pierre and Anita Chevalier Gallery, Paris
1996 First Event, Shoreditch Foto Biennial, London
1995 The City Of Horsens, Denmark, Gallery of The Saidye Bronfman Center of Arts, Montreal
1995 The Dead, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford
 
Awards
 
2004 Arts Council Major Award
2001 South East Arts, Major Award
1998 The painter Stainers Award
1998 Deutsche Bank Award
1996 Joes Basement and British Journal of Photography Award
 
Collections
 
The British Council Collection
The National Museum Of Photography, Film and Television  
  
 

Internet biographies

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

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Interview with Clare Strand. 
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk ... 
  
Clare Strand: Signs of a Struggle 
http://www.fotonet.org.uk ... 
In Signs of a Struggle, Eugene Ionescos Utopian City beset by a serial killer in the play Tueur Sans Gages informs the forensic documenting of lurking issues concealed in the British New Town.
(Commissioned by Fotonet South) 
  
Clare Strand: The Betterment Rooms - Devices For Measuring Achievement: 
http://www.theiprn.org ... 
Frank and Lillian Gilbrethıs corpus of photographic Work Studies formed the research basis of The Betterment Rooms - Devices for measuring Achievment. By resurrecting the Gilbrethıs laboratory, 'The Betterment Room', Strands' contemporary participants now encounter a twenty first century work study equipped with appropriate mechanisms and attachments, set against grids and clocks.
 
The Betterment Room Devices for Measuring Achievement Cyclegraph series becomes an attempt to analyse and determine the trajectories of Strands own activity throughout the making of the work. Using the Gilbrethian method of strapping mini electrodes to her hands and employing a long shutter speed, Strand records her own movements.
(commissioned by the IPRN and Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany) 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Bauret, Gabriel (ed. and text) 2001 Color Photography (New York: Assouline) [Includes example color photographs by Clare Strand] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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