Discrete Channel with Noise : Algorithmic Painting (Detail) Discrete Channel with Noise : Algorithmic Painting (Detail)

Clare Strand is a UK-based artist who works with, but mostly against the photographic medium. Over the past 25 yrs, she has made work with found imagery, kinetic machinery, web programmes, fairground attractions and most recently, large-scale paintings and chamber music. She often rejects the default settings of the photographic medium and instead and without apology, welcomes a subtle, slow-burn, approach. Her practice is situated somewhere between control and a willful acceptance of chance.

Strand has exhibited in venues such as The Museum Folkwang; The Center Pompidou; Tate Britain; Salzburg Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her work is held in the collections of MOMA; SFMoma; The V&A Museum; The Center Pompidou; The Kunstmuseum, Bonn; The British Council; The McEvoy Collection; The Arts Council; The NY Public Library; The Provincial Collection,  The Uni Credit Bank; The Mead Museum: Cornell University, The Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf andThe DZ Bank.

Strand has produced 4 publications to date, including Clare Strand Monograph published by Steidl (2009), Skirts published by GOST (2014) Girl Plays with Snake published by MACK (2017) and Negatives for Fun with Clare Strand Photography published by Multipress (2019). Strand was one of the four nominees for the Deutsche Borse prize ( 2020). She is currently represented by Parrotta Contemporary Art, Cologne/Bonn.

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Strand is also one-half of the collaborative partnership MacDonaldStrand.

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