Ausstellungen und Aktivitäten

2011 Biennial Beijing: Super-Organism. Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
“Portraits, Kevin Clarke”. Chateau de la Treyne, France.
2009
“The Portrait Studio” Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
2008
“NewCircles” Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt
2005
“Becoming Human”. Sara Tecchia Roma-New York. NYC. Gallery
“Dust To DNA.” Installation. Sara Tecchia Roma-New York. NYC
2003
“Genetic Reveries” Janos Gat Gallery, New York. Catalog.
“Kevin Clarke- Portraits of the Future” Hecksher Museum of Art, NY.
2002
“Dust to DNA, Kevin Clarke and Mikey Flowers 9/11” International Center of Photography, New York.
“Kevin Clarke” Galeria de Arte Pillar Parra, Madrid and Photo Espagne ‘02
“Kevin Clarke” B-W Bank, Stuttgart, Germany
“Kevin Clarke” art Frankfurt. Galerie Michael Sturm
“Frankfurt Meets New York” Mayor’s Honor at Beethoven Hall, NY
2001
“Fantasia in the Key of Berger, Opus ATCG” Tribes Gallery, New York
Atrium project: 6 Portraits. B-W Bank Stuttgart, Permanent installation.
2000
“Kevin Clarke”, Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
1999
“The Invisible Body,” Museum Wiesbaden, Germany.
1998
“Drawing (blood)” Karlstrasse Studio, Wiesbaden, Germany
1997
“Vernal Passage,” Grand Salon, New York.
1996
“From the Blood of Poets,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
1990
“The Red Couch,” Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
1988
“The Apotheosis of the Couch,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
1986
“The Red Couch,” Fotoforum in Leinwandhaus, Frankfurt Germany
1985
“The Red Couch” Represented U.S. photography at the Ampitheater, Summer Rencontres, Arles, France
“The Red Couch,” Galleria Il Diaframma, Milan, Italy
“The Red Couch,” Galerie Lanterna Majika, Stockholm, Sweden
1984
“The Red Couch,” International Center of Photography, Bookstore
“The Red Couch,” Harris Gallery, Houston, Texas

1983
“The Red Couch,” The Photographer’s Gallery, London
“The Red Couch,” Galerie RZA, Dusseldorf, Germany
1980
“Kaufhauswelt,” Frankfurter Kunstverein in “Steinernes Haus” Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
“Love and Life. Portraits of Women from the Klöcker Collection”. Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, Germany.
“KONZEPT. 20 Years Collection DZ Bank Frankfurt.” Art Foyer Gallery. Frankfurt.
2011
Biennial Beijing: Super-Organism. Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China.
“FAME” DZ Bank Art Foyer Gallery. Frankfurt.
2009
“EXPosition of Mythology. Electronic technology” Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
2008
“REAL” Photographic Works from the Collection of the DZ Bank. Stadel Museum Frankfurt
“Twisted Into Recognition: Clichés of Jews and Others”. Spertus Museum, Chicago
“typisch! Klischees von Juden und Anderen” Jewish Museum Berlin. Catalog.
2007
“Portrait. The View Behind” Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover
2006
“Happy Birthday Nam June Paik” Nassauische Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Germany
2005
“Touché” Galerie Michael Sturm, Stuttgart
2004
“A Promise of Photography” Moscow House of Photography, Russia.
"Franz von Lenbach and the Art of Today" Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
"Art is not Untouchable" Pablo's Birthday, N.Y.
"Relating to Photography. Highlights from private Collections" Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt.
2003
“How Human? Life in the Post-Genome Era” ICP, New York,
“From Code to Commodity”, NY Academy of Science,
"Face To Face, Masterworks From The Collection of the DZ Bank." Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart. Germany.
Fotosommer Stuttgart, Galerie Sturm .
“Four Plus: Writing DNA “ Wellcome Trust, London
"Paradise Now" Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
"Paradise Now: Picturing the Genetic Revolution" Tulane U., New Orleans, LA
2002
“American Photography” Museum for Concrete Art, Ingolstadt, Germany
Berlin Art, Art fair, Arco Madrid. Art fair, Art Frankfurt. Art fair
"Paradise Now" Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
“Return of Beauty” Kristen Fredrickson Contemporary Art, New York
2001
“Blood: Power, Politics, and Pathology” Schirn Kunsthalle and Museum for Applied
Art, Frankfurt.
“Under the Skin- Biological Transformations in Contemporary Art” Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg
“Genomic Art: Portrait of the 21st Century” UC Santa Cruz
“Paradise Now” Tang Art Museum, Saratoga, N.Y.
“The Promise of Photography” Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

2000
“Paradise Now” Exit Art, N.Y. Catalog.
“Do We Know Each Other?” Kunsthalle Nuremberg, Germany
“Bridget Reiley and Kevin Clarke” Brussels Art Fair, Galerie Sturm
1998
“Gene Worlds,” Portrait of John Cage, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany. Catalog.
“Power by Consent,” artcenter of South Florida, Miami Beach, Fl.
1997
“Multiple Identities,” Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta
“Willem de Kooning, The Late Paintings, The 1980’s” Museum of Modern Art, NY
1996
“Body of Work,” Genaro Ambrosino Gallery, Florida
“The Portrait Now,” Elga Wimmer Gallery , Madrid Art Fair, Spain
1995
“Group Exhibition,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York
“The Portrait Now,” Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York
1994
“Gene Culture,” Fordham College at Lincoln Center, New York
1988
“Out Into Space.” Condeso/Lawler Gallery, NY
1985
“New Color Photography” Brooklyn Museum, New York
“Private Treasures,” San Antonio Art Museum, Texas
1983
“Kaufhauswelt,” Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
““Willem de Kooning, Retrospektiv” Akademie der Kunst, Berlin.
1980
“POOL” Artist’s Space, New York Catalog.
1979
“Journey to Mauritius,” collaboration with Jochen Gerz
1977
“documenta 6,” 100 days Freie Universitaet, Joseph Beuys
1976
“Pyramids”, Collaboration with Yoko Ono, New York & Yucatan, Mexico
“Das Kollektiv” Exhibition and Happenings, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland


SELECTED BOOKS

KUNST UND MEDIEN, MATERIALIEN ZUR DOCUMENTA 6, 1977 Stadtzeitung und Verlag, Kassel. Documenta 6 anti-catalog and prize-winning best seller. 300pp. Text and photographs.

KAUFHAUSWELT (Department Store World), 1980 Schirmer + Mosel Verlag, Munich. Black & white photographs by Kevin Clarke in Kaufhaus Des Westens (KaDeWe) in West Berlin. Text by Hans J. Scheurer.

THE RED COUCH, A PORTRAIT OF AMERICA, 1984, Alfred van der Marck Editions/ Harper & Row. Photographs of Americans on a red velvet couch. Photos by Kevin Clarke and Horst Wackerbarth, text by William Least Heat Moon.

PORTRAITS, KEVIN CLARKE, 1998 ( x+c ). Portraits including From the Blood of Poets and Portrait of John Cage. Text by Alan Jones.

THE INVISIBLE BODY, 1999, Museum Wiesbaden. 118pp. Twenty-six portraits of people from New York and Frankfurt by Kevin Clarke plus texts and background history by Dr. Volker Rattemeyer, Dr. Renate Petzinger, and Luminita Sabau.. Illustrated.

MIKEY FLOWERS 9/11; ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO DNA, 2002, ars genetica, inc Michael Collarone and Kevin Clarke. Vivid photographs of the attack on the World Trade Center and 16 genetic meditations based on survivor’s DNA sequences. 96 pages, Illustrated.


SELECTED CATALOGS, PUBLICATIONS, & REVIEWS
2011 LIFE China Kevin Clarke’s Conceptual Photography
a+a architecture and art Beijing. “Who We Are, KC’s Conceptual Photography” Super-Organism. Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Beijing, China.
2008 REAL Concept Photography. Stadel Museum Frankfurt
Typisch, Clischees von Juden und Anderen. Jewish Museum Berlin.
2005 ‘KUNST AUS DEM LABOR” Zum Verhaeltnis von Kunst und
Wissenschaft im Zeitalter der Technoscience. Ingeborg Reichle. Springer
Wien NewYork.
“ART ET BIOTECHNOLOGIES” Louise Poissant and Ernestine Daubner. University of Quebec Press. CD Rom.
2004 “GENETIC REVERIES” Catalog, exhibition at Janos Gat Gallery, New York.
“THE MOLECULAR GAZE; ART IN THE GENETIC AGE” Suzanne Anker and Dorothy Nelkin. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Illustrated.
2002 “ART IN OUR HOUSE- 7 PORTRAITS BY KEVIN CLARKE”. B-W Bank Stuttgart. Catalog, illustrated.
“KEVIN CLARKE”. B-W Bank Stuttgart. Catalog, illustrated. Text by Ralf Christofori
“PARADISE NOW, PICTURING THE GENETIC REVOLUTION” Marvin Heiferman and Carole Kismaric. Tang Museum, Skidmore College. 124pp. Illustrated.
LOSS AND PROFIT: WE REMEMBER, WE CREATE, WE MAKE A BUCK. HOW SHOULD WE FEEL? By Tim Carman. Outlook page, The Washington Post. 8/25/02
EL PUNTO DE LAS ARTES “K.C., la alusion como estrategia de construccion retratistica” Madrid, July. Carlota De Alfonso. Review.
ABC CULTURAL “El retrato metafisico” Fernando Martin Galan. Review.
2001 “UNDER THE SKIN-BIOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY ART” Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Hatje Cantz. Catalog. Illustrated.
“PARADISE NOW”. Catalog by JGS Foundation, New York. Illustrated.
“BLOOD; POWER, POLITICS, AND PATHOLOGY” Catalog to the exhibition at the Schirn Kunsthalle and Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt. Prestel, Illustrated, hardcover & soft.
FAZ, Oct. 22. Ralf Christofori: “Show me your Genetic Formula and I’ll Tell You Who You Are: Kevin Clarke’s Photographs Cross Abstraction and Appearance”. Review.
WIRED, September, 2000. “The Essential James Watson”. Illustrated.
SCIENCE NEWS December, 2000 “Genetic Artistry”. Illustrated.
2000 KUNSTFORUM “Kevin Clarke, Der Unsichtbare Koerper” 149 Review by
Martin Pesch.
PHOTOGRAPHY NOW “Kevin Clarke’s Innen-schau Portrait im Museum Wiesbaden. text Michael Scheuermann . Illustrated.
1999 THE END OF THE ART WORLD”. critical writings by Robert C. Morgan.
Allworth Press New York, NY. 226 pp. Chapter 3 Kevin Clarke, Signs of
Loss and Intimacy. Illustrated.
“THE INVISIBLE BODY” Kevin Clarke, Dr. Volker Rattemeyer Museum Wiesbaden 118pp. Illustrated.
ART KALEIDOSCOPE Frankfurt, October, 1999 “Experimental Portraits by Kevin Clarke. Illustrated.
FRANKFURT ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG “Die Menschen Mit Metaphern Beschreiben” Katharina Deschka October 23. Illustrated.
1998 “GENE WORLDS- PROMETHEUS’ LABORATORY?” Catalog,
BundesKunsthalle Bonn.
TEXAS MONTHLY “Our 100 Best photographs. Feb. issue. Photo number
six. Illustrated.
1997 VERNAL PASSAGE catalog exhibition at Grand Salon, New York.
Illustrated.
REVIEW review by Robert C. Morgan, “Vernal Passage”. Dec 15. issue.
IMPAKT 1997, Utrecht, Netherlands. Catalog. “Time>1996 ART JOURNAL “Contemporary Art and the Genetic Code”. Text, “From
the Blood of Poets” by Kevin Clarke. Spring 1996. Illustrated.
INTELLIGENT AGENT Review of Kevin Clarke website From “The Blood
of Poets”, by Richard Ledes. Appeared on-line and in print form.
Illustrated. Volume 1, No. 3, 1996
1995 SYNAESTHETIC 2 The Intersection of Science & Art. Alex Cigale. 4 color
illustrations and text “From The Blood Of Poets, Taken, Literally”.
1994 99 TURN OF THE CENTURY MAGAZINE Volume 1, Number 2, Fall
1994 New York.
“The Blood of the Poets, Taken Literally” text by Kevin Clarke, edited by
Richard Milazzo.
1993 TEMA CELESTE Spring 1993. “Kevin Clarke” by Alan Jones. Illustrated.
1989 CLINICAL CHEMISTRY “Automated DNA Sequencing Methods
Involving Polymerase Chain Reaction”. Koepf, Hunkapillar, Venter, et al.
Vol. 35, No 11, 1989. Blood supplied by Kevin Clarke. Illustrated.
1985 EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHY 84. Abrams. Edited by Edward Booth-
Clibborn, London.
Kevin Clarke/Horst Wackerbarth, “The Red Couch”. Illustrated.
“THE RED COUCH, A PORTRAIT OF AMERICA”, 1984 , Alfred van der Marck Editions/ Harper & Row. Photographs of Americans on a red velvet couch. Text by William Least Heat Moon. Softcover edition.
1984 “THE RED COUCH, A PORTRAIT OF AMERICA”, 1984 , Alfred van der
Marck Editions/ Harper & Row. Photographs of Americans on a red velvet
couch. Text by William Least Heat Moon. Hardcover. Numerous reviews,
television appearances, magazine articals, etc. world wide accompanied
publication.
STERN magazine, Germany. The Red Couch. 20pp color illustrations. May 11,1983. Two Gold Medals were awarded by the Art Director’s Club of Germany for this article, including Best Photography and Best Editorial in a magazine. It was the first double gold of the ADC’s 80 year history.
1984 LIFE “Red Rover” The Red Couch, November, 1982. . Illustrated.
1980 KAUFHAUSWELT “(Department Store World), 1980 Schirmer + Mosel Verlag, Munich. Black & white photographs by Kevin Clarke in Kaufhaus Des Westens (KaDeWe) in West Berlin. Text by Hans J. Scheurer. .
“KAUFHAUSWELT (Department Store World), 1980 Frankfurter Kunstverein. Black & white photographs by Kevin Clarke in Kaufhaus Des Westens (KaDeWe) in West Berlin. Text sby Dr. Peter Weiermair and Kevin Clarke. Catalog. Illustrated.
“POOL”, Artist’s Space, New York. Edited by Russell Maltz. Begin of Red
Couch project. catalog. Illustrated.
1977 “KUNST UND MEDIEN, MATERIALIEN ZUR DOCUMENTA 6”,
Stadtzeitung und Verlag, Kassel. Documenta 6 anti-catalog and prize-
winning best seller. 300pp. Illustrated

SELECTED PUBLIC & PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, Permanent Archive, Washington, DC
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
International Center of Photography, New York
The Wellcome Trust, London
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida
San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas
Museum Wiesbaden, Germany
Cold Spring Harbor Lab, New York
Vitra Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Pitney Bowes Collection, New York
Georg von Holtzbrinck Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany
Coca Cola Collection, Atlanta, Georgia
B-W Bank, Stuttgart, Germany
DZ Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Howard and Janet Stein, JGS Foundation, New York and Santa Barbara

A & B Moeckel, Frankfurt, Germany
William N. Copley Estate Connecticut
Estate of John Cage, New York
Lothar Schirmer, Munich
Hartmut and Heike Schwesinger, Bad Homburg, Germany
H.+ I. Bergmann, Bad Homburg
Gegia Adinolfi, Rome
F. + E. Heintzeler, Stuttgart
H.+ K. Dauster, Stuttgart
Dr. M. Thriemer, Stuttgart
Ann & Jim Harithas, New York, Houston
Ute & Michael Berger, Wiesbaden
Lahl Collection, Wiesbaden
Detmar Westoff, Dusseldorf
Martin Kunz, Switzerland
James D. Watson, Cold Spring Harbor, New York
James Bernstein, Maryland
Dr. Thomas Duhnkrack, Frankfurt
Maria Lucia and Ingo Klöcker, Bad Homburg



Vita

BORN
1953 New York, New York

EDUCATION
1976 B.F.A., Sculpture, The Cooper Union, New York

Kevin Clarke Wikipedia:
Kevin Clarke conceptual portraits, DNA (Kevin Allan Clarke 1953-) is an American artist/photographer who was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his 1984 photography book The Red Couch, A Portrait of America and for his conceptual portraits that combine a metaphoric photographic image with the subject’s DNA sequence, known as DNA Portraits.

Artist, Photographer.
DNA Portraits. Red Couch.
AtelierFrankfurt.
Rotary Souillac en Quercy.




Kevin Clarke

Place de L' Eglise
46350 Payrac, France
Tel. oo33 673 9031 94
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