Clare Strand

Born in 1973

Lives and works in Brighton, UK



BA Hons Degree Brighton, 1992 - 95

MA Royal College of Art, 1996 - 98


Solo Exhibitions


Getting Better and Worse at the Same Time, Grimaldi Gavin, London.

Galerie F2, Madrid


Further Reading. National Museum of Krakow. Photomonth, Krakow.


Discovery Award nominated by Brett Rogers, The Rencontres D'Arles, France


Taschenspielertrick, Forum Fur Fotografie, Cologne


Sleight, Brancolini Grimaldi Gallery, London


Clare Strand Photographie Und Video, Museum Fur Photographie Braunschweig, Germany

Clare Strand Photographie Und Video, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany


Clare Strand Recent Works, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm Sweden


The Betterment Room - Devices for Measuring Achievement, Senko Studio, Denmark


Gone Astray, London College of Communication, London


Wasted, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark


Seeing Red, Museum of Photography Film and Television, Bradford, UK

Imago Festival, Universidad Salamanca, Spain

Viewpoint Gallery, Salford, UK

Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England


The Mortuary, F-Stop Gallery, Bath, UK


Group Exhibitions


Work, Rest and Play: British Photography from the 1960's until Today. OCT Loft, China

Portraits From an Island. Goa Photography Festival

Faces - European Portraits since the 1990's, Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam and Museum for Photography Thessaloniki

Revelations: Experiments in Photography , Media Museum London. 

A History of Art, Architecture, Design from the 1980’s until Today. Center Pompidou. Paris France.

European Portraits, The Centre for Fine Arts Brussels BOZAR, Brussells / Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam / The National Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki


(Mis)Understanding Photography. Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany.

Architectural Landscape, Camilla Grimaldi, London.

At The Intercise Between Photography and Sculpture. Feldbuschwiesner, Berlin.

A l'envers, A l'endroit, Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France, Paris.

Photography Now, IMA Concept Store, Tokyo.

El Hotel Electrico, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp.

For the Record, Birmingham Museum. Birmingham.


Still, the Showcase Gallery. Southampton Solent.

Artworks from the Unicredit Art collection, MAMBO, Bologna

Falsefakes, Le Centre de la Photographie Genève

Pixsea Award, International Photo Festival Knokke-Heist

Present Tense Future Perfect, FeldbuschWiesner Gallery, Berlin


Lianzhou Foto Festival, China

There's Something Happening Here, Brancolini Grimaldi, London


Signs Of A Struggle: Photography in the Wake of Postmodernism, V&A Museum, London

Falling Up: The Gravity of Art, The Courtauld, London

Alias, Photomonth Krakow, Poland

Perspectives on Black and White, Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen

Elusive, Camberwell Art College, London

Made in Britain - Contemporary Art from the British Council Collection 1980 - 2010

Sichuan Provincial Museum, Chengdu, Xi'an Art Museum, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Between Times. Instants, intervals, durations, Centro de Arte La Regenta, in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain


Between Times, Instants, intervals, durations, Museo D´Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia

Women In Art Photography, Taschen Store, London

Between Times, Instants, intervals, durations, PhotoEspana, Teatro Fernan-Gomez, Arts Center, Madrid

Noir Complex - City, Story, Destruction and Death, Brandenburgischer Kunstverein, Germany

Noir Complex - City, Story, Destruction and Death Magazin 4, Austria


Time Timeless, Heinz Bossert Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Images Recalled, Fotofestival Mannheim, Germany

Theatres of the Real, PhotoMuseum Antwerp


Present Volume, Deutsche Bank, London


Seeing Is Believing, Photographers Gallery, London

We Are Witnessing The Dawn Of An Unknown Science, Permanent Gallery, Brighton

How We Are, Tate Britain, London


Restage, The Arts Gallery, London


Work, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Made in Britain, Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Fantastic Realism, Tallinn Town Hall, Estonia

Xposeptembre, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden


Someone Else and Gone Astray, Permanent Gallery, Brighton

Floating, Maidstone Museum, Kent, England


Heart Of Glass, Mirror Gallery, London


Septembre De La Photo, Galerie Soardi, Nice, France

Modern Times, Hassleblad Center, Gothemburg, Sweden


Les Anglais Vus Par les Anglais, Arles Projection, France

Inventories, The Old School, Hoxton Square, London

Sorted, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

Look at Me, The Kunsthal, Rotterdam, Holland (toured)


Teen, Anita Chevalier Gallery, Paris

Private, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London


First Event, Shoreditch Foto Biennial, London


The Dead, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, England (toured)


Selected Publications 

(Mis) Understanding Photography Catalogue. 2104

The Art of Fashion Photography by Patrick Remy and Prestel.2014

Photography Now. IMA Publishing Tokyo. 2014

Krakow Photomonth Catalogue, Interview with Clement Cheroux. 2014.

Guardian Best Shot. 2014

The Telegraph, Q&A, Saturday 15th June 2013

Exit Magazine 46, Article by Sergio Rubira, 2012

AnOther Magazine Autumn/ Winter edition, 2011

Art Review issue 53. Snapshot Article, 2011

Eyemazing , Fall issue. Interview .10 Least Most Wanted, 2011

Aperture Magazine, Front Cover and 8 page article, essay written by David Campany, 2010

Photonews, Article written by Torsten Scheid, 2010

Between Times, Instants, intervals, durations, Catalogue, 2010

L'insense, British Photography issue, France, 2010

Frame 3 , Steidl, text by Heide Hausler, 2010

Cent Magazine, issue 16, 2010

Portfolio Catalogue 50th Anniversary, 2010

Clare Strand Monograph Published by Photoworks and Steidl, 2009

PhotoNews, Article by Kerstin Stremmel, 2009

British Journal of Photography, Front Cover and interview by Sue Steward, 2009

Senko1 curated by Faye Dowling art directed by James Greenhow In association with Senko Studio, 2009

Images Recalled, Catalogue, Mannheim Festival, 2009

Theatres of the Unreal, Catalogue Published by Photoworks and FotoMuseum Antwerp, 2009

Grafick Magazine Review by Benidict Burbridge, 2009 interview with Wendy Taylor, 2008

Saatchi interview with Anna Finel Honnigman, 2008

Svenska Dagbladet , Review by Clemens Poellinger, 2008

Essay by Dr Chris Mullen, 'Enigmas of the Ordinary', 2008

Essay by Dr Chris Mullen 'An Introduction to Unseen Agents', 2008

The Independent, Article by Charlotte Cripps, 'The Spirit Enquiry', 2007

How We Are - Photographing Britain, Tate Publishing, 2007

Vitamin Ph, Published by Phaidon, 2006

Photoworks Magazine issue 4, Portfolio Catalogue Front Cover and Article by Val Williams issue 37

Gone Astray Newspaper, 2003

Field Study 1, published by P.A.R.C, 2003

Colour Photography, Aussoline, 2002

Black Book Magazine, Article by Caroline Smith ' The New Landscape', 2000

Information, Denmark, review by Gitte Orskou, 'Coal Black Universe' 2000

Modern Times 1 catalogue, Hassleblad Center, 1999

Recontres Photographiques, Lorient, 13th edition catalogue, 1999

The Independent Saturday Magazine Article by Nicole Veash, ' Ready Steady Shoot', 1998

The Independent on Sunday Article by John Windsor, 'Girl Power' 1998

Paris Photo Guide, No.1&No.7 1998/9

Imago 98 catalogue, 1998

Look at Me catalogue, 1998

Dutch Magazine, issue 4, 1998

Portfolio catalogue, issue 23, 1996

Dazed and Confused, Article, Kodak Exposed, issue 18 (July 1996)

Venue Magazine, Interview with Mike Gartside, 1996

Creative Camera, Essay by Val Williams, 'Theatres of Attitudes', 1995

Creative Camera, Essay by David Chandler, Behold the New Flesh', 1995

The Guardian, Interview with Val Williams, 1995



Arts Council of England

The British Council

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The National Media Museum, Bradford, UK

The New York Library

The Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Folkwang Museum, Krakow

The Unicredit Bank

Private collections



Newport Fellowship, Newport University (ECPR)2012-2013

Phoenix Brighton, Residency Brighton, 2005

The IPRN, Artist in Residence, The Folkwang Museum, Germany, 2003/4

The New Towns Project, Where Did They Go? Commissioned by Fotonet South, 2003

Artist in Residence, London College of Printing, Sept 2001- 2002

Arts Council Award, 2009

Arts Council Major Award 2004

The Painter Stainers Award 1998

Deutsche Bank Award 1998