Clare Strand is a British conceptual artist that works predominantly with the photographic medium. Strand’s constantly evolving practice brings together intensive research, deadpan humour and insights into popular culture, shifting from the mysterious and the absurd to understanding public obsessions, often via trickery and manipulation. Recent exhibited work includes machines to encourage entropy, web programs, looped films, Fairground stalls and intricate photographic constructions focusing on, subverting, reimagining and manipulating the medium’s origins.
Strand's work is held in the collections of Arts Council England; The National Collection; The British Council; The Folkwang Museum; The Unicredit Bank; The New York Library; The Victoria and Albert Museum; The Centre Pompidou and most recently MoMA New York and The Mead Museum, Massachusetts. Strand has three publications, Clare Strand Monograph published by Stedil (2007), Skirts published by GOST (2013) and Snake published by MACK (2016).