James Clar


Born in 1979 in Wisconsin, USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

Education
2003, MA, Media Arts, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York
2001, BA, Film, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2016
“False Awakenings”, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
2015
“Double Rainbow all the way”, Carbon 12, Dubai


2014
“Seek”, Carroll / Fletcher, London
“All Everything”, Parasol Unit, London
2013
“Data Packets”, Galeria Senda, Barcelona
“Ball and Chain”, Galeria Senda, Barcelona
2012
“Iris was a pupil”, Carbon 12, Dubai

Volta, New York
2010
“What Goes Around Comes Around”, Caprice Horn Gallery, Berlin
“What Goes Around Comes Around”, Traffic, Dubai
“Acceleration”, Art Dubai, Dubai
2009
“For Your Eyes Only”, Traffic, Dubai
2008
Galerie Roger Tator, Festival of Light, Lyon
2007
Lab [AU], Brussels
2006
SubSpace South, Memphis
Material Art Gallery, Memphis

Group Exhibitions (selected)

2016
“Ernesto Ventós – L’art de col·leccionar. colección olorVISUAL”, Can Framis Museum, Barcelona
2015
“This Is Not A Love Song”, Pera Museum, Istanbul
“Peace minus one”, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
“She Sells Sea Shells By The Seashore”, Eric Firestone Gallery, New York
Museum of Art and Design, Singapore
“James Clar/Dennis Loesch”, Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt
“Smoke And Mirrors”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville USA
“Pixelated Serenity”, Aurora, Dallas Art District, Dallas
2014
“Big Bang Data”, CCCB: Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona
“Common Ground: Earth”, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
“Rockaway!”, MoMA PS1/ Honolulu Biennial
“The Language of Human Consciousness”, Athr Gallery, Jeddah
“Color Dialogue”, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
“Dazed & Confused”, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, New York
“They sicken of the calm who know the storm”, Fridman Gallery, New York
2013

“Turbulence”, Dallas Aurora Festival, Texas
Alma Enterprises, London
“This is not a love song”, La Virreina – Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona
“Present tense: The Art of Memphis from 2011 – Now”, Memphis
“Lumen ray”, Jerome Zodo Contemporary”, Milan
2012
“Segment 3”, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
“Segment 2”, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul
“Die dunkle seite des mondes (The dark side of the moon)”, Carbon 12, Dubai


“The bravery of being out of range II”, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
2011
“Pulse”, Miami, USA
“The State: Social/Anti-Social”, Traffic, Dubai
“West End”, Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem
“Espace Louis Vuitton”, Hong Kong
Athr Art Gallery, Jeddah
“The State: Uppers and Downers”, Traffic, Dubai
“I Don’t Need Your Money Honey All I Need is Love”, Traffic, Dubai
2010
“The State”, Traffic, Dubai
“Scope”, Basel
2009
“The Singular Suit”, Somerset House, London
“My Name is Robot”, TheJamJar, Dubai
2008
“Cliche in a Box”, Traffic, Dubai
Channel Mobile Art Tokyo, Tokyo
2007
Museum of Science and Innovation, Tokyo
Tiger Translate, New York
2006 
“Pop”, Tech conference, Maine
Wired Next Fest, New York
9th Japan Media Arts Festival, Museum of Photography, Tokyo
“On-Site: New Architecture in Spain”,MOMA: Museum of Modern Art, New York
2005
NHK Digital Arts Festival, Tokyo
Seoul Design Festival, Seoul
“Wired”, NextFest, Chicago
8th Japan Media Arts Festival, Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Milan Triennial, Milan
2004
“Viper”, Basel
The Chelsea Art Museum, New York
“Compact-Impact Night”, TKNY, New York
2003
New Museum of Contemporary Arts, New York
Siggraph NYC Metro CAF, New York
ITP Spring Show, New York
New York Dance and Arts, New York
“Junichi and Friends”, New York

Collections (selected)

Yves Klein Foundation, Paris
Susan and Michael Hort, New York
The Farook Collection, Dubai
The Salsali Private Collection, Dubai
Samawi Collection, Dubai
Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul
21C Museum, Louisville
Alan Wurtzel, Washington DC
Robert Bielecki, New York

Awards/Grants

January – May 2006, Residency at Technology Research Institute, FedEx Institute of Technology, Memphis
April 2004, Residency at Fabrica Research Facility, Benetton’s Design Research Facility, Italy
July 2003 – March 2004, Residency at New Media Art Institution, Eyebeam Atelier, New York

Commisions

2014 – 2015, “All Everything”, Parasol Unit, London
2013, “Synesthetic Timeline”, Fraport HQ, Frankfurt
2011, “Media Hype” and “Free Fall”, The Pavilion Downtown Dubai, Dubai
2010, “Soundwave/Order Chaos Order”, Rolex Tower, Dubai
2010, “1989”, Abu Dhabi Art, UAE and Traffic, Dubai
2008, “3D Display Cube”, Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology
2008, University of Tsukuba, Tokyo
2006, “Inside/Out”, FedEx Institute of Technology, Lantana Projects, Memphis


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