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Email: claraursitti@hotmail.com

b. Canada. Lives and Works in Glasgow, Scotland

EDUCATION

Master of Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

Bachelor of Fine Art,  York University, Toronto, Canada

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

Kustom, scent intervention for Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Art, April 7 – April 23

Heritage Site, work in collaboration with Nicky Bird, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, July August 2016 as part of Edinburgh International Festival

New commission for Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany October – March 2016-17

2015

There is Something in the Air: Scent in Art, Museum Villa Rot, March 22- July 28, 2015, Ulm, Germany

The Smell of War, De Lovie - Poperinge, Belgium, April – August 2015

Libérez le Glamour , Scent intervention commissioned as part of Merchant City Festival, Glasgow. July 27, 2015

Belle Haleine – The Scent of Art, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, February 10 - May 17

Portraits +, Fife Contemporary Arts and Craft, Kirkcaldy Galleries, War Memorial Gardens, Scotland, 14 February - Sun 31 May

2014:
Mood is Made, Temperature is Taken, as part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, locations throughout Scotland. Curated by Quinn Latimer, for Glasgow Sculpture Studios Gallery. July – September

A Big Stick of Confidence, Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, September - October

Art Lending Library, Darlington, May - June

2013

Museo de los Aromas, Burgos, Spain

2013

Nite Flights , The Old Hairdressers Gallery, Glasgow

Kiwi in Love, Helsinki Kunsthall, Finland

2012

ALL (Art Lending Library ), Mitchell Library, as part of Glasgow International 2012

Intersections, Weizmann Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel, through the Contemporary Art Scoiety, London

Whisper Game, Rotor Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

2010

Surreal House: The Fractured Body , event at Barbican Gallery, London, curated by Mobile Studio, July 22, 2010

Tatton Park Biennial , Knutsford, England May - September 2010 (site specific intervention )

Birch Bitch , Nomi's Kitchen, Glasgow, April 2010

The Museum of Gloves, in Vestiges Park, Low Salt, as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, April 2010

Five + One, intervention, Glasgow Project Room and various openings as part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, April 2010

Lunchtime and Not a Breast in Sight, shown in Rubble Stir, The Glue Factory, Glasgow

2009

Unheimlich, The Nunnery Gallery, London

Grey Matter, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Removed from the Eyes of Strangers, Galleri Andersson/Sandström , Umeå, Sweden , then travelling to Co-Lab, Copehagen, Denmark

2008

Odour Limits, Esther M Klein Gallery, Philadephia, USA

Unheimlich, Leeds Metropolitan Gallery, Leeds, England

Machinic Alliances, Danielle Arnaud, London, England  

Communication Suite, Site specific exhibition curated by Christine Borland in the Communications suite of Glasgow University Medical Building.   Artists   include: Douglas Gordon, Mark Dion, Cornelia Parker, Abramovich and Ulay, and Alistair McLennan

2007  

Transit, British School at Rome, Academy of Fine Art, Archaeology and Architecture, Rome Italy

Studio Voltaire, London, ( selected by Stuart Comer and Polly Staple )

2005

Westerner, Tramway, Glasgow, November

Focus, Alice Day Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2004

Cohabitation in a Flooded House, Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden (solo)

Axxxpresssassssssunizm, Vilma Gold Gallery, London, England; then travelling to Alice Day Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Birthday Party, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2003

Frozen Tears, Cabinet Gallery, London, England

ReminiSCENT, Karen Schreiber Gallery, Toronto, Canada

James, Ibid, Vilnius, Lithuania/London, England

Toxic Head, Tag Team Experiment, Edinburgh, Scotland

Glasgow Art Fair, Scotland

Afterlife, Vane, Newcastle, England;  then traveled to Chapter, Cardiff, Wales

2002

Are You Experienced?, Montevideo, The Netherlands Media Institute, Amsterdam, Holland

Deliberate Regression, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London, England

Fountain, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)

Humid , Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand

Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

2001

Gothenburg International Biennial , Konsthallen, Gothenburg, Sweden

Humid , Spike Island, Bristol, then traveled to ACCA ( Australian Centre for Contemporary Art ) 

PheromoneLink TM , YYZ Artists Space, Toronto, Canada (solo)

Interface, Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries, Scotland

Here and Now: Scottish Art,  Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)

2000

Tales of the Unexpected , CAMAC, Marnay, France

The Realm of the Senses, Turku Museum, Turku, Finland

If I ruled the world, CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) , Glasgow

Evolution isn't over yet, travelled to The Lugar Comun, Lisbon, Portugal, and the Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Scotland

Love Bites, Pumphouse Gallery, London, England

Museum Magogo, PB Gallery, Swinbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

The Department, Intermedia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

1999

If I Ruled the World, The Living Art Museum,  Reykjavik, Iceland

Nerve System , Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), London

48 hours, Arts House, North Melbourne, Australia

Evolution  isn't over yet , Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Love Bites, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham ( traveled to various venues in England )

Freestate, Art.TM Gallery, Inverness, Scotland ( in collaboration with Graham Ramsay and Hannah Robinson )

Tales of the Unexpected, Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire, England

Museum Magogo, Independent Studios, Glasgow

1998

habitat, Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP),Melbourne, Australia

Bill , Tower Studio, Melbourne University, Australia (solo)

Faux Shaux, Howey Place and Revolver, Melbourne, Australia

Changing Perceptions, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland; Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews, Scotland; Tower Art Gallery, Eastbourne, England

MacTotem, Lewis Arts Centre, Stornaway, Scotland,

This Island Earth, An Tuireann Art Centre, Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland

1997

The Smell of Fear, Part One and Two : Judy Garland, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (solo)

Pheromone LinkTM,  Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (solo)

Klick, 1st Floor Gallery, Melbourne Australia

Immaterial Time , Artis, Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Changing Perceptions, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

See, Sense, Scottish Arts Council Traveling Gallery

1996

Art and Innovation, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London,

Art for People, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow,

1995

Scottish Fest , Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Maikäfer Flieg, Hochbunker Köln-Ehrenfeld, Cologne, Germany

Cluster, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

Outpost, Vending Machines in Venice Biennale, Venice

1994

New Art in Scotland, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, and Aberdeen Art Gallery

 

VIDEO SCREENINGS

2011

PB, Merchant City Festival, July 23 2011, GMAC, Glasgow

2010

Wall of Light Commission , Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (new film work for BBC Big Screen , Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre)

2005

No Stills, Alice Day Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2000

Sense Machines , part of video programme for Uncommon Senses, an international conference on the non-visual senses, Montréal, Canada

1999

Video from Glasgow , V-Tape Video Biennial, Toronto, Canada

Video Screening , Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scotland

Canadian Fall , Video Screening, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow

1998

Video from Glasgow , Articule Galerie , Montréal, Canada

1996

Chicken Farm , Hunter  College, New York; Fringe Film Festival, Edinburgh; CCA TV, Glasgow

 

INTERVIEWS / REVIEWS / CATALOGUES/ BOOKS

2014
Mood Is Made, Temperature is Taken, with text from Quinn Latimer.  New scent work within catalogue.

Mood Is Made, Temperature is Taken http://artreview.com/reviews/october_2014_mood_is_made_1/

Art and Science, Eliane Strosberg, Abbeville Inc Press ( survey book and e-book )

Sense of Smell, Feature pages on my work with a scratch and sniff page. An anthology of scent and scent technology for art and design researchers, tecbooks.nl

2012
Whisper Game, exhibition catalogue, Rotor Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

2011

Scent and Scentability, Barbara Pollack, ARTnews, March 2011 p 92

Bad Romance ,contribution to a collaborative novel initiated by Laura Edbrook , Collective gallery, Edinburgh

2010

Review, Art Monthly, June 2010, p.24 - 25

Art + Science Now, Thames& Hudson Press, ed. Stephen Wilson ( available in UK March 2010 )

Tatton Park Biennial Catalogue, Parabola  

Pick of the Week: Guardian Guide, Framing Identity, Tatton Park Biennial, May 8, 2010

The Senses in Society   ( journal article on a commission I did for Artlink by Margaret Morse ) , Berg Publishers

My Glasgow International top tips, Charlotte Higgins, Guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2010/apr/20/glasgow/print

Art and the Senses, Oxford University Press, ed. Francesca Baci ( images and journal article on my practice by Tim Jacobs ) , due date July 2011

2008

Review of Unheimlich, AN Magazine, June 2008

Machinic Alliances, catalogue for exhibition of same title with essays by Rosi Braidotti and Maria Walsh

2007

Tansit, British School at Rome 2006 -2007 , catalogue of exhibitions and work of British School at Rome artist residency holders.

2006

The Scent Cultural Reader , March 2006, ed. Jim Drobnick, Berg Publishers

Map Magazine, Center page spread, artist project, Issue 6, Spring 2006

2005

Review, The Guardian, for exhibition Westerner, Tramway, Glasgow, November 2005

Review, Metro , for exhibition Westerner , Tramway, Glasgow, November 2005

Catalogue, for exhibition Westerner, Tramway, Glasgow, November 2006

2004

Review, Afterlife at Chapter, Circa 107, Spring 2004

2003

Journal article, Trafficking in Air, Jim Drobnick in Performance Research 8(3), p 38 (pp 29 - 43)

2002

Scent of a Woman: Clara Ursitti , Jim Drobnick.  Tessera , Summer 2002

Review,  Deliberate Regression , in Art Monthly , Nov. 2002

Review,  Deliberate Regression , in Contemporary , Nov.2002

2001

Preview, Pheromone Link TM , in Mix Magazine , vol.24 no4, Spring

Review, The Department , in Make Magazine , Issue 91

Catalogue, Here and Now: Scottish Art 1990 - 2000 , Dundee Contemporary Art

Catalogue, Humid , Melbourne Festival, Australia

2000

Review, If I Ruled the World , in Frieze Magazine , September 2000

Review, If I Ruled the World , Guardian , April 15, 2000

Catalogue, If I Ruled the World ,  CCA  ( Centre for Contemporary Art ), Glasgow

Interview, Sense and Scentability, in Everything Magazine (with Paula Smithard and scent insert )

Article, Inhaling Passions: Art, Sex and Scent, Jim Drobnick in The Journal of Sexuality and Culture , vol.  4. no.3

Burnt Offerings , as part of a seminar on Digital Bodies in Nouveau, France. Maragaret  Morse, research Fellow at Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study Social Science and Professor of Film and Digital Media, University of California at Santa Cruz

1999

Strange and Charmed: Science and the Contemporary Visual Arts, ed. Sian Ede, preface A.S.Byatt, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation  

Review ,  Evolution isn't over yet..., Art Monthly, June 1999

Review, Evolution isn't over yet..., Untitled Magazine, July 1999

1998

Catalogue, Mac Totem, Scottish Arts Council

Catalogue, Morning Star, Evening Star, Scottish Arts Council

1997 

Interview, The List Magazine, 16-29 May, 1999

Review, The Herald, May 24, 1999

Catalogue, Changing Perceptions, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh

Catalogue, See, Sense, Scottish Arts Council

1996                

Interview, On the Scent of Love, The Independent, November 11

1995

Catalogue, Scottish Autumn, British Council, Budapest, Hungary

Catalogue, Maikäfer Flieg,  British Council, Cologne, Germany

1994        

Catalogue, New Art in Scotland, CCA, Glasgow,Scotland

PUBLICATIONS / WRITING

2012

Pist Protta, Copenhagen and Glasgow. New 2 page work commissioned for publication.

Uncle Chop Chop, Issue 6 , launch at the CCA Glasgow

2003

Frozen Tears , Article Press, University of Central London ( I published a short story for a compilation novel editied by John Russell, titled: The Pink Room , p. 643 - 658 )

2001

Gothenburg Biennale , Artist Newsletter, August 2001 ( I wrote an article about Gothenburg's first Biennale, and about their artist run initiatives )

RADIO, TELEVISION and CONFERENCES

Authenticity in Transition Roundtable – presented paper for panel on topic of Revisiting Authorship.  December 2 2014.

Artist talk as part of the panel at CAA ( College Art Association ) Annual Conference, New York New York 2013

American Synesthesia Association Annual Conference, Toronto Canada.  Presented a paper on my work in relation to cross modal perception.

CBC Television, Canada Now , May 10, 2001 o  CBC Radio, May 10, 2001, Canada

CKLN, May 10, 2001 ( With Carla Garnet ), Canada

U8 Reality Television ( Two of the "lodgers " on the programme in Toronto joined Phereomone LinkTM and were subsequently filmed live) , May 2001

BBC 2, Newsnight , Jeremy Paxman, January 12, 1999

BBC radio World Service , Guy Chizan, January 14, 1999

BBC radio, Five Live with Dianne Flood, January 14. 1999

South African Broad casting Corporation, January 20, 1999

PBS Radio, Melbourne, Australia ,September 3, 1998

ABC radio, Melbourne, Australia, September 28, 1998

BBC radio, Women's Hour , November 23, 1998

AWARDS / ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2012 -2014
Canada Council Long Term Artist Grant

2008 - 2009

Scottish Arts Council Artist Award

2006 -2007

Helen Chadwick Fellowship , artist residency between the British School at Rome and Ruskin School, University of Oxford.

2004

IASPIS artist residency ( International Artists Studio Programme in Sweden )

2003

Artist Grant, Glasgow City Council

School of Fine Art Research Grant, Glasgow School of Art

2001

Scottish Arts Council Assistance Award

Glasgow School of Art, School of Fine Art Research Award

2000

Artist Grant , Glasgow City Council

1998

Sci - Art Award , Scottish Arts Council Combined Arts Department

Sci - Art Award , Wellcome Trust

Tower Studio Residency , Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia

1997      

Artist Award , Scottish Arts Council

1996       

Small Assistance Grant , Scottish Arts Council

Award (Short listed), ICA ( Institute for Contemporary Art, London )/ Toshiba Art and Innovation Competition

1995

Travel Grant , British Arts Council ( Budapest, Hungary; Cologne, Germany )

COMMISSIONS

2014
Work for Mood is Made

2010

Walls of Light Film commission from Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow and Creative Scotland

2006

Map Magazine, Center page spread, artist project, Issue 6, Spring 2006

2003

ReminiSCENT , FADO (as part of sited scent performance festival )Toronto, Canada

1998

Showgirls , Billboard Project, in Sheffield, England

1996

See Sense, Commission, City Arts Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland