Born in Scotland 1968
Education: 1991-1993; Glasgow School of Art; Masters of Fine Art
1986-1990; Glasgow School of Art; BA(Hons) in Fine Art,
Department of Environmental Art.
Fellowships: Arts and Humanities Research Board Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts, Glasgow School of Art 2000 – 2003.
Awards: Paul Hamlyn Award 2007-2009
Scottish Arts Council Creative Scotland Award 2005
2013 THE BANFF CENTRE, Alberta.
2012 IASPIS, Konstepidemin, Gothenburg.
2011 STATENS VAERKSTEDER FOR KUNST, (Danish National Workshops), Copenhagen.
1997 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT ‘200 GERTRUDE STREET, Melbourne.
1995-6 SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL AUSTRALIAN RESIDENCY; Artist in residence at Canberra School of Art and the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart.
2012 DIABOLICAL LIFTING, Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott’s House, Melrose.
2011 READING OFF THE SURFACES, Skulpturi, Copenhagen.
2010 FLAT PEACH, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
2010* SHADOW SPANS, Bloomberg Commission, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
2010* OVERLAP, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow.
2009 PALE HEIGHTS, MUDAM, Luxembourg.
2009* OPENWIDE, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
2008* SHIFTING GROUND, Camden Arts Centre, London.
2008 AFTER THE FIELD, Dumbreck Stables, Washington Garcia Project, Glasgow.
2007 * FAULT ON THE RIGHT SIDE, Kunstverein Braunschweig.
2006 * ILL-GOTTEN GAINS, British Art Show 6, Station, Bristol.
2005 SILVER GILT, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
2005 FOUL PLAY, Doggerfisher Gallery, Edinburgh.
2004 * HALF LIGHT, Art Now, Tate Britain.
2003 * IDEAL PURSUITS, Dundee Contemporary Arts.
2002 SOME REDDISH WORK DONE AT NIGHT, Doggerfisher, Edinburgh.
2001 WELCOME FOR SEA AND GAME, 24 Hour Window, Bulkhead, Glasgow.
2000 * HOMEMAKING, exhibition in the Project Space at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
2000 * TAKE TO THE GROUND, exhibition at The Showroom Gallery, London.
1999 CLAIRE BARCLAY,The Modern Institute, Glasgow.
1998 * DREAM CATCHER; exhibition at 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne.
1997 * OUT OF THE WOODS; exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.
1996 MUSEUM INTERVENTION; site-specific installation in the Colonial Room, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.
1996 * CLAIRE BARCLAY, Plimsol Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania.
1994 CLAIRE BARCLAY, NEW WORKS; exhibition at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
Selected Exhibitions and Projects :
2014 UNDERSIDE/DISTURBANCE, Performance piece in collaboration with choreographer Janice Parker for Hospitalfield House, Arbroath.
2014* TRAPPINGS, GENERATION, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
2014 BELOW ANOTHER SKY, print residency at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen.
2013* ANOTHER KIND OF BALANCE, Ever Present Past exhibition with Mark Dion, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh.
2013* FUNCTION/DYSFUNCTION, Group exhibition, Neues Museum, Nuremberg.
2013* IMPROVISATIONS WITH TRAGIC AND COMIC CONSEQUENCES, artSOUTH project with AUB Bournemouth.
2012 THE ESSAY, BBC Radio 3, essay broadcast.
2012* STUDIO 58, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art.
2012 ABSTRACT POSSIBLE, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm.
2011 YOU, ME, SOMETHING ELSE, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow.
2011* ABSTRACT POSSIBLE, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City.
2011 STRUCTURE AND MATERIAL, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Spike Island, Bristol and The New Art Gallery, Walsall.
2011* SURFACE NOISE, Jerwood Space, London
2010 ABSTRACT POSSIBLE, Konsthalle, Malmo, Sweden.
2010* UNDONE, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
2010* CAUSING CHAOS, Fife Contemporary Art & Craft, St Andrews Museum.
2009 MATERIAL INTELLIGENCE, Kettles Yard, Cambridge.
2006 IF IT DIDN’T EXIST YOU WOULD HAVE TO INVENT IT, The Showroom, London.
2005 BRITISH ART SHOW 6, Baltic, Newcastle and other venues in England.
2004 DUMBRECK MARSH PUBLIC ART COMMISSION, Kilsyth, Scotland.
2003 ZENOMAP, Scottish Pavilion, Venice Biennale.
2003 * THIS WAS TOMMORROW, New Art Centre, Salisbury.
2002 * HOWL, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Australia.
2002 DRAGON DOLL, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow.
2002 * EARLY ONE MORNING, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London.
2002 * ANY WHERE, Centre For Curatotial Studies, Bard College, USA.
2001 * HERE AND NOW, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee.
2001 THE HOORN OF GLASGOW, exhibition at Mariakapel, Hoorn, Holland.
2001 CIRCLES 4; exhibition at the Zentrum Fur Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe.
2001 * IF I RULED THE WORLD PART 2, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.
2000 BUSH MECHANICS; a collaboration with Australian artist Anne Ooms. Catalyst Arts, Belfast.
1998-9 * GLASGOW 99, GOVANHILL MILLENNIUM PARK PROJECT; Collaboration
1998-9 * Glasgow 99, GOVANHILL MILLENIUM PARK PROJECT, Collaboration with architect Chris Platt and landscape architect Steven Bridge on the design and realization of a new park in Govanhill Glasgow; including the creation of a small timber building ‘THE MILLENIUM HUT’ for a local gardening project.
1999 IF I RULED THE WORLD; exhibition at The Living Art Museum in Reykjavik.
1999 A STILL VOLCANO LIFE; exhibition with Cathy Wilkes at SOUTH Gallery, Sydney.
1999 * NETTVERK GLASGOW; group exhibition at the Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo.
1997 * NERVE, GLASGOW PROJECTS; 6 week residency and group exhibition at Artspace, Sydney.
1997 * CLEAN AND SANE; group exhibition curated by Maria Lind, at Edsvik Konst Och Kultur, Stockholm. (toured to Galleri F15 Moss, Norway)
1997 HONG KONG ISLAND; group exhibition at Transmission Gallery Glasgow.
1995 INSTALLATION THE ‘THE CUBE’; Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra.
1995 * TAKING FORM; group exhibition in the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
1994 * THE INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL ANXIETY; group exhibition curated by Jeremy Millar at the Institute for Contemporary Arts, London.
1993 * INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURES; group exhibition at the Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen.
1992 CONTACT; group exhibition, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
1992 * INVISIBLE CITIES; group exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh.
1991 SPEED; group exhibition at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.
1991 * WINDFALL 91;Seaman’s Mission, Glasgow.
1990-2* WOMANHOUSE PROJECT, Castlemilk, Glasgow
1990 FIVE FROM GLASGOW; one month residency culminating in a group exhibition at the Hordaland Kunstner Sentrum, Bergen.
* Catalogue accompanying exhibition.