ABOUT

Conor Clarke 

Born 1982 Auckland, New Zealand 

Ancestry: New Zealand Māori (Ngāi Tahu), Scottish and Welsh

Lives and works in Berlin and Auckland

Gallery representation: Two Rooms, Auckland


EDUCATION

2019 (upcoming) Lecturer in Photography @ Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

2018 - 2019 Guest student @ Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) Leipzig, Germany (Professor Heidi Specker)

2001 - 2005 Bachelor of Fine Arts @ Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland


FUNDING, AWARDS + RESIDENCIES

2017 - 18 Residency: Tylee Cottage artist in residence, (5 months) Whanganui, New Zealand

2015 Residency: Auckland Council artist in residence, (2 months), Waitawa Regional Park, Auckland

2015 Winner: Best Series, Renaissance Photography Prize, London 

2015 Funded: Visual Arts funding, Creative New Zealand

2015 Winner: IdeasTap Award, Portfolio Review 2015 @ NRW-Forum (Düsseldorf Photo Weekend) 

2014 Funded: Visual Arts funding, Creative New Zealand

2007 Winner: Reportage Award, Metro Canon Young Photographers Awards

2006 Winner: Landscape Award, Canon/ Parkside Media Landscape Photography Awards

2004 Winner: Overall prize, Mt Eden Young Artist Awards


SOLO + DUO EXHIBITIONS

2019 (upcoming 30.05) Unchained Melody @ Two Rooms, Auckland

2018 The End of Wordsworth Street @ The Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, NZ

2018 Ground Water Mirror @ Two Rooms, Auckland

2018 Sorry, not sorry - Conor Clarke + Tia Huia Ranginui @ Franklin Arts Centre, Auckland

2017 A Warm Welcoming Feeling @ Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

2017 In Pursuit of the Object @ The Sustainability Trust, Wellington, NZ

2016 A Warm Welcoming Feeling @ Two Rooms, Auckland

2016 Scenic Potential - Billboard project / commission @ Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland

2015 Scenic Potential @ Two Rooms, Auckland

2015 Himmel und Erde - Beatrix Reinhardt + Conor Clarke @ Pavlov’s Dog, Berlin

2014 In Pursuit of the Picturesque: In Pictures (Observations from New Zealand), 2013 - 14 @ Giftraum, Berlin

2014 Winter/Winter - Conor Clarke + Sam Hartnett @ PLAZA, Auckland

2008 Picturesque Improvement + All is Well - Conor Clarke + Paul Johns @ 64zero3, Christchurch, NZ

2004 Imposition - Nicky Broekhuysen + Conor Clarke @ George Fraser Gallery, Auckland


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2018 Auckland Art Fair w/ Two Rooms @ The Cloud, AKL Waterfront, Auckland

2017 In the Anthropocene @ Bartley + Company, Wellington, NZ

2016 The Devil's Blind Spot @ Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, NZ

2016 (Vol.1) Editionen und Multiples 1985 - heute @ Vexer Verlag Büro Berlin

2016 Selective Exposure @ In Situ, Christchurch, NZ

2015 Renaissance Photography Prize exhibition @ Getty Images Gallery, London

2015 Selective Exposure @ Photospace, Wellington, NZ

2015 The Close @ Two Rooms, Auckland

2014 Outer Space @ Two Rooms, Auckland

2014 Typologien @ Jarvis Dooney Galerie, Berlin

2013 De Joode & Kamutzki Winter Auction @ Karl-Marx-Buchhandlung, Berlin

2011  I Could Have Sworn I @ Grimmuseum, Berlin

2010 A Kitchen Show @ Our kitchen, Berlin

2010 I Could Have Sworn I @ Mtaär , Istanbul

2009 From the Depths of Suburbia: Photo-media from Auckland, curated by Serena Bentley Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Auckland

2009 Photography Sell Out, curated by Craig Hilton @ Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

2008 From the Depths of Suburbia: Photo-media from Auckland, curated by Serena Bentley  QCA Gallery, Queensland, Australia

2008 On Show 2008, Photoforum @ Bath Street Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2008 A Brothel Without Walls @ City Art Rooms, Auckland, NZ

2008 Backyard Trophy @ Snowhite Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2008 Forestaurant @ City Arts Rooms, Auckland, NZ

2008 Forestaurant @ High Street Project, Christchurch, NZ

2007 Self / Conscious @ Seed Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2005 Titter @ Special Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2005 Show Number 9, curated by Ian MacDonald, Haru Sameshima and Mark Adams Matakana Gallery, Matakana, NZ

2005 Dielectric Constant @ George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2005 Average @ Rm 103, Auckland, NZ

2004 Dislocated @ George Fraser Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2004 Breaking In @ Artstation, Auckland, NZ


PRESS + PUBLICATIONS

2018 Catalogue | The End of Wordsworth Street | Essay by Lachlan Taylor, intro by Jessica Kidd, published by The Sarjeant Gallery

2018 Sarjeant Quarterly Issue #70 | Interview: Conor Clarke: The End of Wordsworth Street, by Jessica Kidd

2018 Art New Zealand Issue #166 | Photographing Nature: The Slippery Topographics of Conor Clarke, by Holly Best 

2018 The Denizen issue #28 | Festival of Photography: 10 questions with photographer Conor Clarke, by Madeline Saxton-Beer

2018 Ground Water Mirror | Conor Clarke @ Two Rooms Gallery: press release

2018 Photoforum NZ | Ground Water Mirror: An interview with Conor Clarke, by Emil McAvoy

2018 Artzone Issue #71 |  Cover + feature: Human Intervention, by Lily Hacking

2017 The Journal of Urgent Writing Vol. 2 |  Photo Essay: Scenic Potential  | Edited by Simon Wilson, published by Massey University Press

2017 Catalogue | The Devil's Blind Spot @ Christchurch Art Gallery, curated by Lara Strongman, Scenic Potential essay by Nic Low

2017 Stuff | Review: The Devil's Blind Spot @ Christchurch Art Gallery

2016 S T I L L Magazine issue #4 | Portfolio: Scenic Potential 

2016 Selective Exposure Exhibition Catalogue, Organised by Haru Sameshima

2016 ART NEWS New Zealand | Feature: An attempt to convey sublime experience, by Conor Clarke + edited by Virginia Were

2015 Radio New Zealand  | Conor Clarke: Artist in Residence at Waitawa Park, interview with Justin Gregory

2015 HOTSHOE Magazine Issue #192 | Portfolio + interview, by Edward Dimsdale 

2015 Auckland Council | Video profile: Artist in Residence 2015: Conor Clarke

2015 L'Oeil de la Photographie | Portfolio: In Pursuit of the Object, at a Proper Distance

2015 Eye Contact | Review: Conor Clarke at Two Rooms, by Chloe Cull

2015 WIRED | feature: Smokestack photos make pollution look strangely beautiful, by Jakob Schiller 

2015 Der Greif Magazine issue #8: works in print

2015 Der Greif Magazine | Artist Feature + Guest Blogger

2015 Te Karaka Magazine | Ngāi Tahu photographer wins residency, by Adrienne Rewi

2014 MoMento Magazine issue #16: Geography and Travel + essay: If Progress had a Sound, by Christine McFetridge

2014 Eye Contact | Review: Conor Clarke + Sam Hartnett: The Hand of Man, by Peter Ireland

2014 Berlin Art Link | Review: Conor Clarke at Giftraum, by Alison Hugill

2014 Jarvis Dooney | Interview: Conor Clarke, by Michael Dooney

2009 Art News NZ | Suburban Revival, by Virginia Were

2008 Art New Zealand | Issue #125, Forestaurant, by Edward Hanfling

2008 Eye Contact review | Open Plan Bordello, by John Hurrell






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