Jamaica Biennial 2017 – Juried Artists: Stefan Clarke

Stefan Clarke – Corruptible (2016)

The Jamaica Biennial 2017 closed on June 10, but we continue to document the exhibition online with short features on the participating artists.

Stefan Clarke was born in St Andrew, Jamaica, in 1977. He attended the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where he attained a Certificate in Sculpture with honours (1999). Since then, he has incorporated installation art, photography and printmaking as a part of his practice and his work provocatively challenges societal norms, particularly with regards to sexuality and religion He has maintained a consistent presence in the local art scene and he has exhibited in flagship exhibitions of the National Gallery of Jamaica, such as Young Talent V (2010) and National Biennial (2010 and 2012). His work has also been shown in the annual Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) Urban Art Festival, including the Dimensions of Womanhood exhibition, held in 2016. Clarke is based in St Andrew.

Young Talent V: Stefan Clarke

Stefan Clarke, Untitled (2009)

Stefan Clarke - Untitled (2009), colour photograph

Biography

Stefan Clarke was born in Jamaica on March 17, 1977. He studied Sculpture at the Edna Manley College, from which he graduated in 1996. He has worked there since then as a Sculpture Technician and describes himself as a sculptor, photographer and “artistic hustler.” He is actively involved in event and set design. He says about himself: “I am an asshole, a cynic and a pessimist. don’t expect you’ll like me. i don’t really care. i live for the here an’ now.”

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