Peta Clancy’s selected solo exhibitions include at Performance Space, Sydney (in collaboration with Helen Pynor) (2011); Dominik Mersch Gallery (2009 & 2007), Sydney; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2007); Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, UK (2005); Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces (2001); Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Studio 12 (1997); and Centre for Contemporary Photography (1995). Clancy’s selected group exhibitions include Controversy: The Power of Art, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (2012) and Imagining the Everyday, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2010).
In 2012 Clancy and Pynor have been awarded an honorary mention in the 2012 Prix Ars Electronica in Austria for their ambitious exhibition project The Body is a Big Place commissioned by Performance Space. Furthermore, they have been awarded an ANAT Synapse Art/Science Residency Grant to undertake a four-month residency at St, Vincent’s hospital, Sydney in 2012. Clancy’s artwork has been published in ‘Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art’ by Ingeborg Reichle and ‘Look: Contemporary Australian Photography Since 1980’ by Anne Marsh. Articles about her work have featured in the contemporary art journals: Artlink, Eyeline, Photofile, RealTime, Asian Art News and a front cover article in Australian Art Collector (2007). She has undertaken commissions at the Australian Museum and the 2006 Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria.
Lips 1 (2005-06)
from the series She carries it all like a map on her skin
Type-C photograph face mounted on Perspex . 80 x 52.5 cm
The Body is a Big Place
Collaboration with Helen Pynor. Video production still. Photo: Chris Hamilton
Collaboration with Helen Pynor.
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