Claire Hope, artist
claire hope

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Claire Hope is a UK-based artist making moving image and live performance artworks. Claire’s artworks explore connections between human relationships, experiences of labour and ideas of social change. She is also interested in self-consciously questioning the status of image and art production. Claire works with actors and performs material that foregrounds choreographed gestures and scripted language. The content for these works is variously drawn from personal experience, texts, public discourse, films, theory and what happens in public life and visual media.


New digital video Contact, 2016 (online version viewable here) and Group Photo, 2014 were screened on 14th April 2016 in association with Pavilion at the Woodhouse Community Centre, Leeds. Click here for more details.

Claire recently completed a 3 month (Jan-Apr 2016) AHRC Cultural Collaboration Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds. Her partner for the production of a new moving image artwork was Pavilion (visual arts commissioning organisation in Leeds). See the Pavilion website for more details .

Claire is due to deliver a Visiting Artist’s talk at the Sotheby’s Institute, London on 27/4/16. She has delivered earlier talks at the University of Leeds (Dec 15) and Leeds Beckett University (Apr 15).

Full and online versions of recent moving image and live performance artworks now viewable on Vimeo.

Group Photo, 2014 moving image work, was screened alongside Judith Barry’s ‘Kaleidoscope’, 1978 - a work Claire has selected to accompany it from the Cinenova women’s moving image archive at 7-8.30pm, 18th February 2016 at the Showroom Gallery, London. See the gallery’s website for more details.

Claire was speaker at a discursive workshop at Banner Repeater project space in London exploring the premise of artist Suzanne Caines’ PhD project on Saturday 27th February 2016. More details here.

Attach + Perform public performance workshops took place in Leeds (23/30th October) as part of About Time a series of projects running in parallel with the British Art Show 8.

Claire performed a new work ‘My love for you is not separate from the work I do’, 2015 at Concrete Gestures an event at the Brunel Museum Tunnel Shaft in London on Friday 19th June. Documentation of the performance can be watched on Vimeo.

The Fold was screened on 23/3/15 in a programme curated by Amy Charlesworth (Independent Curator/OU) and Gill Park (Pavilion) at Hanover Project, UCLan.

Group Photo Claire’s 2014 moving image commission has been reviewed by Adam Pugh on This is Tomorrow.

Claire's solo exhibition of new Arts Council funded moving image work 'Group Photo' at Gallery II, University of Bradford, UK took place between 14/2/14 to 13/3/14. Part One can be watched on Vimeo.

Presentation Skills, 2013 is part of the One Minute Volume Seven moving image programme curated by Kerry Baldry. It was shown at Furtherfield Gallery, London on 25-6 January and 1-2 February 2014. The programme was also shown at Bloc, Sheffield on 13/2/14.

Claire's 2009 Solo Exhibition on Tank TV and The Politics in the Room the first public project of the LUX Associate Artists Programme can be viewed online.

My love for you is not separate from the work I do,
Live performance, 2015 (top image)
and Group Photo, Video, 2014 (lower image)