Mark Clare graduated from St. Martin’s College of Art & Design (1992), London with a BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture before completing a MA in Fine Art at the University of Ulster (2004). He now lives and works in Dublin.
He has had several solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally including most recently 'MonoCulture', Broadcast Gallery, Dublin, (2013); 'Dreamhouse', LaGrange Art Museum Georgia USA; 'Remote Control', The Illges Gallery Georgia USA (2011); 'The World Could Wait No Longer', The Red House, Syracuse New York USA (2010) & Galleria XX1, Warsaw, Poland (2009), 'Folly', Galway Arts Centre (2010); 'My World is Over', The LAB, Dublin Ireland (2009); 'One Man’s Terror Is Another Man’s Freedom', Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and Platform, Vasa, Finland (2007), 'Another Day In My Kingdom', The Gallery of Photography, Dublin (2007); 'Nothing Is Out Of Place', Oberƒálzer Kúnstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany (2006) and 'Know Thyself', Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin and Queen Street, Belfast, (2006).
Upcoming solo exhibitions include 'I Believe In You', De Paul Art Museum, Chicago, USA (2015), 'Quickness', Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France, (2015); 'I Believe In You', The Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland (2014).
Selected Group Shows have included 'Into the Light', Crawford Art Gallery (2012); 'Art Nomads', LKV, Torondheim, Norway (2012); 'None Went Mad…None Ran Away', Rubicon Gallery (2012); 'CUBE Open', Centre for the Urban Built Environment, Manchester, UK (2011); 'Pallas Periodical Review', Pallas Projects, Dublin (2011), 'LUMEN Video Arts Festival', Staten Island, NYC (2011); 'Terrible Beauty - Art, Crisis, Change & The Office of Non-Compliance.' Dublin Contemporary (2011); 'Happy Hour', ArtSpace, Sydney, Australia (2010); 'Oppositions & Dialogues', Kunstverein Hanover, Germany (2009); 'Another World Is Possible', The World Social Forum Brazil (2009); 'Getting Even', Lewis Gluksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland (2008); 'Dictatorship of the Majority', Sculpture Quadrennial, Riga, Latvia (2008); 'There's No Place Like Utopia', FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (2008); 'Green Screen', Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown, Sydney, Australia (2008) and 'No Time for Vacation', EV+A Limerick, Ireland (2008).
He has also exhibited in Australia, China, Finland, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Slovenia and Spain.
In 2008 he was awarded an Open Award EV+A 2008 by the International Critic and Curator Hou Hanru and in 2012 was commissioned to produce a new work (The Two Horns of Phaedrus) by the Arts Council of Ireland to celebrate 60 years of the Arts Council Collection.
National and International Residencies have included: 2014: Visiting Artist Fellow, Drury University, Missouri, USA; Artist-in-Residence, Cow House Studios, Wexford, Ireland. 2013: Artist-in-Residence, Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, France. 2012: Artist-in-Residence, Guapamacátaro Interdisciplinary Residency, Mexico. 2011: Artist-in-Residence, La Grange Art Museum Georgia USA; Artist-in-Residence, Residency Unlimited, NYC, USA. 2010: Artist Residency Programme Columbus University, Georgia USA. 2009: Artist-in-Residence, Fire Station Artist Studios Dublin. 2007/08: Artist Residence Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. 2006: Artist-in-Residence, South Dublin County Council, Dublin, Ireland; Artist-in-Residence, Platform, The Soap Factory, Vassa, Finland. 2005: Folkatronica Residency, Visual Artists Ireland, Dublin Ireland. 2004: Research Residency WochenKlausur, Vienna, Austria. 2003: Artist-in-Residence, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, Norway; Artist-in-Residency, AIR Programme, Kaiyama, Japan; 2002: Artist-in-Residency, Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain; Artist-in-Residency, Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland.