Born Gloucester, UK. Lives Helsinki, Finland.
info@clarebottomley.co.uk


My practice is built upon collaboration and research encompassing photography, video, animation and participatory workshops. The work investigates the individual’s autonomy in the act of looking, as a challenge to the established authority of visuality, and is set against the current essentialist forms of representation that prevail in visual culture (socially and politically), advocating for a more subjective, anti-essentialist viewpoint.

Education
2011-13MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London
2005-08 BA(Hons) Documentary Photography, University of Wales, Newport

Solo Shows
2018 The Collective Pilgrimage, Mission Gallery, Swansea
2016 Everybody Says it’s all in Your Head, Horse Hospital Gallery London
2015 Everybody Says it’s all in Your Head, Filmpro Studio, London
2014 Innumerable Messiahs - Clare Bottomley, SVA, Gloucestershire.

Selected Screenings
2019 Barbican, Modern Couples, Headway East London Film and Video Club Installation
2017 Together! 2017 Disability Film Festival, HEL Film and Video Club
2016 Les Recontres Internationales Film and Video Festival, La Gaite Lyrique, Paris
2015 Everybody Says it’s all in your Head, FilmPro London
2015 Everybody Says it’s all in Your Head, Sunday Screening, London

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Media Futures – Goldsmiths University,
2018 Lates, Science Museum, London Headway East London Film and Video Club Installation
2017 November –Nasty Women exhibition, Creative Debute London
2016 Flint House, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
2015 Revisiting the Body, New Boon(e) Gallery, Philadelphia
2014 Ultra-Feminism, Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2013 Today, See, Beom-eo Art Street Gallery, Daegu, South Korea

Conferences and Talking
2020 – The Past and the Future of Photographic Representation: Re-framing Jo Spence and Rose Martin (Organiser) Goldsmiths University of London
2019- Feminisms and The Bible Symposium, Birkbeck College London
2017 - Labours Of Love, Art Work, Care Work peer mentoring group, Cubitt Gallery
2017 – Kids Museums Conference ‘How to best welcome families with Autism into a cultural space.’ Cardiff Story
2016 – Gender Generation – The creative process in art and design, RCA


Awards
2015 The Riverlight Awards Shortlisted
2013 The Deutsche Bank Award.
2012 The Royal College of Art Fine art Bursary.
2009 ITS EIGHT SVA PhotoGlobal Award.
2008 ITS EIGHT PHOTOWEB Winner.
2008 Leading Graduate, Fotohof Salzburg

Publications
2016 White Review issues II
2016 Flint House Artist Residences
2014 Ultra-Feminism
2013 Original Face
2013 Art Mag Issuse 3
2013 Waving Flags, Edited by Rut Bless Luxemberg, Black Dog Publishing.

Collections
Royal College of Art Collections

Residencies
2016-17 Headway East London Artist in Residency
2008-09 PhotoGlobal Artist Residencies, School of Visual Arts, New York.

Teaching
2020 –Current –Lecturer Photography/Module Leader–Falmouth University (Online)
2018 - 2020 –Photography Area Leader, Media Communication and Cultural Studies Goldsmith, University of
London
2017 – 2018 - Lecturer Photography - University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
2014-2017 - Lecturer Photography and Moving Image North West Kent College, Foundation Degree and BA Top Up, Awarded by University of Greenwich.
2011-2014 – Lecturer in Photography and Moving image – South Gloucestershire and South College
2010-2012 – Youth Worker and Media Co-coordinator –Wandsworth Youth Service