Clare Langan

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Clare Langan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at NYU. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from The National University of Ireland. In 2019 she became a member of Aosdana. She has represented Ireland in numerous international Biennales, including the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, 2002 Brazil; The Liverpool Biennial – International 2002, Tate Liverpool: Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, 2009, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv; Singapore Biennial 2008, curated by Fumio Nanjo touring to Dojima River Biennale 2009, Osaka Japan; Busan Biennale 2010, South Korea. In 2003 Langan presented A Film Trilogy at MoMA in New York and at the RHA, Dublin. Her films and photographs are in a number of international public and private collections including IMMA, The Arts Council of Ireland, The OPW, the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington, and the Hugo and Carla Brown Collection, UK. She has done numerous public art commissions including NUI Maynooth, Castletown House and Rathmines Swimming pool.


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2023 At The Gates of Silent Memory, Luan Gallery, curated by Eamonn Maxwell
2019 The Dock, Carrig on Shannon, Leitrim
2017 Lismore Castle, Waterford, Tom Tompson Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada
2015 The Floating World – Three screen installation – VISUAL Carlow, Ireland
2012 State of Suspension, Galerie Anita Beckers, Germany
2010 The Wilderness Part 1, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin
2009 The ice above, the fire below, and other works 2007 – 2009, Limerick City Gallery of Art; Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
2008 New Work, Fenton Gallery, Cork. Solo Exhibition at Miguel Marcos Gallery, Barcelona
2007 Metamorphosis, Houldsworth Gallery, London
2007 Metamorphosis, Galerie Nichido Contemporary, Tokyo.
1999 –2003 Galeria Art Gaspar, & Galeria Cadaqués Dos, Barcelona
1999 – 2003 MediaScope, MoMA, New York
1999 – 2003 A Film Trilogy, Domus Artium DA 2, Salamanca, Spain;
1999 – 2003 Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and Nichido Contemporary, Tokyo,
2003 A Film Trilogy, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin;
2003 Mia Sundberg Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden; Fenton Gallery, Cork
2003 Galleri Salvador Diaz, Madrid, Spain
2001 Too dark for night, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin; Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Fenton Gallery, Cork
1999 Forty Below, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin
1998 Track, Model Arts Centre, Sligo
1997 Track, Hafnarburg Cultural Centre, Iceland; University of Salamanca, Spain; Gallery of Photography, Dublin


Selected Group Exhibitions 
2022 Still, SO Fine Art Editions, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin
2022 PhotoIreland Festival, Exhibiting Future Primal (2018)
2022 TERRA INFIRMA, Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren. Nathalie Grenzhaeuser, Magdalena Jetelová & Clare Langan, curated by Jan T. Wilms.
2021 Artist Film International (AFI). Exhibiting Flight from the City (Music by Johann Johannsson). Partners: Bag Factory, Johannesburg. Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas, USA. Belgrade Culture Centre, Belgrade. Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm. Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan (CCAA). Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork. Friends of IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town. Fundacion Proa, Buenos Aires. GAMeC, Bergamo. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Istanbul Modern, Istanbul. MMAG Foundation, Amman. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow. Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD), Manila. Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. NBK, Berlin. Para Site, Hong Kong. Project 88, Mumbai. Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsø. Whitechapel Gallery, London.
2021 Peintures A Leau, Galerie Analix Forever, Chene-Bourg, Switzerland
2020 And in the Silence Came … The Anthropocene days Stiftung Nantesbuch Centre for Art and Nature Munich, and MUCA Munich
2019 The Gifts of Tony Podesta, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, curated by Klaus Ottmann and Jennifer Sakai
2019 Ritratti Di Poesia, Poetry Festival, Rome
2019 Physical Cinema Festival, Bio Paradis, Reykjavk, Iceland
2019 Of Music and Making , Solstice Gallery, Navan Ireland. Group exhibition.
2019 Moving Women, Magda Danysz Gallery. Group Exhibition.
2019 Shaping Ireland – The National Gallery of Ireland. Group Exhbition.
2018 The Best of Kino Der Kunst, Dirimart Istanbul curated by director Heinz Peter Schwerfel
2018 A New Eden – The Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary curated by Barbara Polla as part of The Art Capital Festival
2017 The Winter of 13 Storms, B3 Biennal of the Moving Image Frankfurt 2017 curated by Kelly Gordon & Anita Beckers
2017 A NAME UNMADE: FRANCIS LEDWIDGE (1887-1917), Solstice Arts Centre. River – 3 screen video installation curated by Sabina Mac Mahon
2015 B3 Biennale Of the Moving Image, Frankfurt
2015 Tulca Festival of Visual Art curated by Mary Cremin
2015 Moving Pictures, curated by Anita Beckers, at the Marburger Kunstverein
2014 UNSEEN Photo Fair Amsterdam – 18th -21st September, with Galerie Anita Beckers Frankfurt
2012 None Went Mad, None Ran Away, – Group Show Rubicon Gallery
2011 In Search of the Miraculous; ten days of film video and photography, Crawford Off-site
2011 Destructiveness and Beauty, Norbert Frensch, Monica Ursina Jäger, Clare Langan. Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
2011 State of Suspension – Gravity – Crawford Art Gallery, Cork Ireland
2011 Inner Piece: Works from the Collection of Heather and Tony Podesta Katzen Center Museum, American University Museum
2010 The Wilderness, Part 1, Busan Biennale 2010, South Korea, curated by Takashi Azumaya
2010 For Real – 30 Utopian Projections in Public Space, curated by ViewMaster Foundation, The Netherlands
2009 Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv, Representing Ireland. Curated by Angelo Gioè and Maria Rosa Sossai.
2009 Dojima River Biennale 2009: Reflection: The World Through Art, From Singapore Biennale 2006, 2008
2009 Curated by Fumio Nanjo & Kenji Kubota, Osaka, Japan
2009 Goldstein Connections, Participating artists: Jack Goldstein, Gregor Hildebrandt, Clare Langan, Bjørn
2009 Melhus, Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt
2009 Highlights of KunstFilmBiennale, Cologne – Group Exhibition composed by Gabriele Horn & Heinz Peter Schwerfel. – KunstWerke, Berlin and Centre Pompidou, Paris
2009 A Secret Understanding, touring exhibition programmed by Forma Arts
2009 The Best of LOOP 2008, Pacific Design Center, LA, curated by Paul Young
2009 H20: Film on Water, Great River Arts, Vermont Connecticut, & Cynthia Reeves Gallery New York
2009 Then & Now: Evolving Art Practices, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork
2009 Terror and the Sublime: Art and Politics in an Age of Anxiety, from the IMMA Collection, The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
2009 Adventures in Sound & Image; Panorama 1: I thought I was Hallucinating, Impakt Festival, Utrecht}
2009 House Warming, RED South Dublin Art Centre
2009 The ice above, the fire below, Pulse New York 2009 – featured installation Galerie Anita Beckers
2008 Singapore Biennale, Curated by Fumio Nanjo, Joselina Cruz & Matthew Ngui
2008 Video Zone Festival, Braveman Gallery, Tel Aviv
2008 El agua y sus sueños contemporaneous, Expo Zaragoza 2008, Spain. Curated by Miguel Marcos & Fernando Castro-Flórez
2008 Loop 08’ – Barcelona, Fundacio Miro, A Film Trilogy – The Collection of The Irish Museum of Modern Art curated by Enrique Juancosa
2008 Rendez-vous – curated by Isabelle Bertolotti, Shanghai Art Museum, China
2008 Atlas of the Future – Visions of Scenarios to Come, – Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
2007 Becks Fusions, Trafalgar Square, Curated by ICA London
2007 Metamorphosis, Lyon Biennale, curated by Isabelle Bertolotti
2007 Metamorphosis, Pratt Art Gallery, New York, curated by Berta Sichel
2007 Apocalypse, Candace Dawn Gallery, New York
2006 Group Exhibition, with Juame Plensa and Zhang Huan, Galerie Cadaques, Spain
2006 Marking Time / Moving Images, Miami Art Museum, Florida, curated by Lorie Mertes
2006 Vision Express, Shanghai Youth Biennale, Lui Hai Su Art Museum, by Fumio Nanjo
2006 World Without End, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne
2004 Tir na Nog: Younger Irish Artists from the IMMA Collection, IMMA, Dublin
2004 Views from an Island; Contemporary Art from Ireland, Millennium Museum Beijing, China; Shanghai Gallery of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2004 Panoramica, Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
2004 After Nature, CCA, Glasgow
2004 The New Kunsthalle, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany
2002 International 2002, Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool
2002 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil (representing Ireland)
2002 View Finder, curated by Catsou Roberts/ Stephen Hepworth, Arnolfini, Bristol
2002 Greyscale/CMYK, curated by Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt, Tramway, Glasgow
2002 The Mind is a Horse, Bloomberg Space, London
2001 At Sea, curated by Victoria Pomery, Tate Liverpool
2000 Glen Dimplex Artists Award 2000, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin