CV

Biography

Born 1987 in Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
 
Lives and works in Detroit, MI, USA

Education & Teaching

2020
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
2017 – 2020
Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, USA
2014 – 2017
Adjunct Professor of Photography, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, USA
2014
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, USA
 
MFA, Interdisciplinary, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
2011
BFA Photography, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, USA

Residencies

2024
Cultural DC, Washington DC, DC
2022
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2021
NXTHVN, New Haven, CT
2020
Pearl Arts Diving Residency, Pittsburgh, PA
2019
Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
2015
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
 
Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island, NY
 
ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI
2014
Ordinary Project, Chicago, IL

Awards & Fellowships

2023
FCA Emergency Arts Grant
2021
Red Bulll Arts Micro Grant
2019
Puffin Foundation Grant
2015
Franklin Furnace Fund Grant
2014
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship
 
Vermont Studio Center Civil Society Fellowship
 
MICA Skowhegan Matching Fellowship
2013
Peter W. Brooke Endowed Fellowship for the Mt. Royal School of Art
 
Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Scholarship, Baltimore, MD
2012
Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Scholarship, Baltimore, MD

Upcoming

2024
Allana Clarke: Tender, The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2024
Linger, Library Street Collective, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2023
I Feel Everything, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Renunciation, two-person exhibition with Corinne Spencer, SOVA Gallery, University of Oklahoma, USA
2022 – 2023
Allana Clarke. A Particular Fantasy, Usdan Gallery at Bennington College, Bennington, VT & Art Omi, Ghent, NY, USA
 
Allana Clarke. An Infinitive Breath, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
2021
The Armory Show with HOUSING Gallery, 2021 Gramercy International Prize Winner, two-person presentation with Nathanial Olivier, New York, USA
 
Yet Here We Were, Art Basel OVR: Pioneers, Galerie Thomas Zander, Basel, Switzerland
2020
What Lies Beneath is Already on the Surface, Two person exhibition with Alejandro T. Acierto, Langer Over Dickie Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2019
Relative Semblance, WDR+G, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2016
When I Feel the Need to Be, I Can Not Regard the Pain of Others, Ballroom Gallery, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
|Sindikit| Projects Presents: Joyce Scott + Allana Clarke, Baltimore, MD, USA

Group Exhibitions

2022 – 2023
HOME/WORK, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
2022
FRONT International 2022, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, USA
 
Expo Chicago, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Art Düsseldorf, Galerie Thomas Zander, Duesseldorf, Germany
 
In These Truths, Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY, USA
2021
Art Cologne, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany
 
Social Works, Gagosian, New York, NY, USA
 
Alternating Currents, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
NXTHVN Group Show, James Cohen Gallery, New York, NY, USA
 
Un/Common Proximity, James Cohen Gallery, NY, USA
2020
Wrecked Alphabet, Broodthaers Society of America, Harlem, NY, USA
2019
Do-Over, Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN, USA
2018
Indoor Outposts, FRAC des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
2017
That Around Which the Universe Revolves, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
 
Spiral/Recoil, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, USA
 
Let Me Look At You, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA, USA
 
No Agenda, Williamstown Town Hall, Williamstown, MA, USA
2016
A Seed Don’t Make a Tree, ACRE Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
 
A (Mis) Perceived Physique, Target Gallery @ Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, USA
 
Love2016, Columbia University Neiman Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2014
Desired, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, USA
 
Surfaced, D Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
Femme, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
SlamUp!, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
Paths That Cross, 313 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA
 
Metanoia: Practices of Exhaustion, Grace Exhibition space (Volta NYC), Brooklyn, NY, USA
2013
3x3x3, Leidy & Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
Texture of the Drift, Gallery CA, Baltimore, MD, USA
 
Transmorgrify, Emmanuel Church, Baltimore, MD, USA
2012
Mount Royal Fall Show, Leidy & Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
2011
In Her Strength, The Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA
2010
Process Impact: A National Exhibition of Activist Art, Murray State University, Murray, KY, USA
 
Nouns, 32 Jones Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, USA
2009
Breaking Boundaries II: International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

Visiting Artist Lectures/Panels

2023
University of Oklahoma, Visiting Artist Panel Discussion
 
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Visiting Artist Lecture
2022
Bennington College, Visiting Artist Lecture
2021
Cerebral Women Art Talks Podcast, December 2021 episode
 
Museum of African American Art San Francisco, In the Artists Studio interview
2020
Cuesta College Laboratory Speaker Series
 
Archives of American Art Pandemic Oral Histories, Smithsonian Institute
2018
Panelist: Women Artists: Reshaping the Conversation, Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY
 
University of Chicago Open Practice Committee Lecture Series
2017
Mount Royal School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series
2014
SUNY New Paltz Visiting Artist for Andrew Hamilton’s Intro to Sculpture Course

Performances

2018
A Recollection of Memories Associated with My Being & How I Forgot Them, Women Between the Arts Performance Series, New School Glassbox Studio, New York, NY
2016
Notes on Belonging to Boundaries, Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 
Archeology of a Silence: A Duet, Invisible Exports Gallery (In Conjunction with Hard & Fast: Clifford Owens, a Solo Exhibition), New York, NY
 
ShowDown: Archeology of a Silence: A Duet, Gibney Dance, New York, NY
2015
Bearden Migrations Symposium, Columbia University, New York, NY (Performance collaboration with Clifford Owens)
 
In Situ, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (Performance Collaboration with Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong & Clifford Owens)

Screenings

2022
The Kitchen On-Screen Series
2017
Dance/Performance in Interdisciplinary Perspective symposium, ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2016
Are You Loathsome?, Video Revival, Brooklyn, NY
 
Thomasson Theature Presents: ThatInItself, 426 West Franklin, Baltimore, MD
2015
The Divine Feminine, Black House Cinema, Chicago, IL

Publications

2024
Allana Clarke. An Infinitive Breath, Zander Galerie, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
2021
Allana Clarke Talks Back to History by Morgan Jerkins, Art in America New Talent Issue
 
At Gagosian, Art That Reverberates Beyond the Gallery Walls by Holland Cotter, New York Times
 
Antwaun Sargent Muses on Space and the Black Social Practice at Gagosian by Pearl Fontaine, Whitewall
2019
D'Souza, Aruna: 'The Ambivalence of Care' in 'Relative Semblance', exh. cat., WDG + R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 
Dionne-Krosnick, Ariele: 'Appropriation Mediation' in 'Do-Over', exh. cat., Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, TN
2016
Jessica Almereyda, “Sharing the Void: Boundlessness in Allana Clarke’s ‘Notes on Belonging to Boundaries,’” Filthy Dreams (website)