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Clare Langan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film course at NYU. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from The National University of Ireland and in 2019 she became a member of Aosdána. Langan’s work has been exhibited extensively on an international level for over 20 years and has represented Ireland in numerous international Biennales, including the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil; The Liverpool Biennial International 2002, Tate Liverpool: ‘Sounds and Visions’, Art Film and Video from Europe 2009, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv; Singapore Biennial, Osaka Biennial Japan; Busan Biennale, South Korea.

Langan’s film The Heart of a Tree (2020) premiered at Kino Der Kunst, Munich, and it is now in the collection of Fondazione In Between Art Film Rome. Her film Flight from the City (2015) was screened as part of Artist Film International (AFI) in 2021 which included 21 partner organisations including Whitechapel Gallery, London, Hammer Museum LA, Para Site, Hong Kong and Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw. In 2022, her film River (2015) was screened as part of Living Canvas, Dublin City’s cultural initiative by IPUT and she won The Progressive Vision Curtin O’ Donoghue Photography Prize at The RHA Annual Exhibition in 2022. She was also the subject of an RTE television interview with John Kelly in The Works Presents. Most recent exhibitions include At The Gates of Silent Memory, curated by Eamonn Maxwell major solo show in Luan Gallery, Athlone which is accompanied d by a publication, and TERRA INFIRMA at Kunsthaus Kaufbeuren, Germany.

IMMA Residency
October 2004 to March 2005
Clare Langan’s project A Film Trilogy deals with the exploration of mankind’s fragile existence in the face of limitless forces of nature. Clare’s work Metamorphosis begins where the trilogy left off. It explores the inherent fight for survival in a hostile transitory world. Langan is a previous participant on the Artists’ Work Programme in 1997. Langan’s work was shown in the Process Room, from 10- 22 May, 2005. Click here for more information