Declan Clarke was born in Dublin in 1974. He studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, and Chelsea College of Arts, London. He works predominately in the medium of film, but has worked frequently with other media throughout the last 15 years. His films reflect on everyday experiences and contrast these with grand narratives and explorations of the historical edifices of political power.
In 2012 Declan was shortlisted to represent Ireland at the 2013 Venice Biennale. In 2013, he co-curated Cornerhouse’s international exhibition, Anguish and Enthusiasm: What Do You Do With Your Revolution Once You’ve Got it?, with Sarah Perks, HOME’s Artistic Director of Visual Art. Declan has also presented solo exhibitions at Tromsø Kunstforening, Norway and The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin. His film The Most Cruel of all Goddesses was presented at HOME’s opening exhibition, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things in 2014.