Manchester-born artist Clare Kenny has lived and worked in Basel for just over 10 years. Her studio, in Basel-Kleybeck, is the heart of her practice and a site of experimentation. Gallery director Alys Williams will take visitors on a tour of Kenny’s studio, where the artist will discuss her current practice, works in a variety of materials including found objects, building materials, plaster, ceramic, fabric, glass, neon, plexi and spraypaint, and aspirational aesthetics.
Meet at Messeplatz at 11.30 am (or email for studio address)
Clare Kenny (b. 1976, Manchester, UK) studied her BA at Chelsea School of Art London and MA at HSLU Luzern, Switzerland, and has been living and working in Basel, Switzerland since 2007.
Kenny has exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions, including: Touchstones Museum, Rochdale, UK; Kunsthaus Zürich, CH; Kunsthalle Basel, CH; Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, CH; Kunsthaus Langenthal, CH; Aargauer Kunsthaus, CH; Kunstmuseum Luzern, CH; AKKU Emmenbrücke, CH; DOLL espace d’art contemporain, Lausanne, CH; ABBT Projects, Zürich, CH; Contemporary Arts Society North, York, UK; La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, FR; and at art fairs including: Marfa Invitational, Texas, US; ARTBASEL, Basel, CH; Artgenève, Geneve, CH; Artforum Berlin, DE; The Manchester Contemporary, UK; and Artissima, Turin, IT.
She is listed in SIKART, Lexikon zur Kunst, CH; has twice been shortlisted for the Swiss Art Awards; and was awarded the Kunstkredit Prize from the city of Basel in Switzerland in 2013 and 2017/18. She was an artist in residence at Residency Unlimited in New York, USA (2018), at the Institute for Provocation in Beijing, supported by ProHelvetia (2015) and the IAAB cite des Artes, Paris (2013).
Kenny’s permanent public sculpture commission ‘Site Unseen’ launched in July 2016 and is on view in Gundeli, Basel. She is artist/curator of the current exhibition ‘If I was a Rich Girl’, at Kunst Raum Riehen, Basel, CH (until 30 June 2019).