Clara Ursitti

Clare Ursitti (b. 1968 in Canada) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ursitti has been the recipient of numerous awards including the IASPIS (International Artists Studio Programme in Sweden), Scottish Arts Council Artist Award, Canada Council Long-Term Artist Grant, and was the Arts Council of England Helen Chadwick Fellow (British School at Rome and University of Oxford).

Ursitti’s work is often invisible. She prioritises the non-visual senses, and has been working with fragrance since the early 1990’s creating installations and interventions that delve into the social and psychological aspects of scent. She plays with what smells good, what smells bad and odours that do not fit neatly into either category; dichotomies that are culturally informed and subjective.

Solo shows include: the ICA, London, England; Gothenburg Biennale, Sweden; CCA Glasgow, Scotland; YYZ, Toronto, Canada; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia; Montevideo: The Netherlands Media Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Group shows include: Belle Haleine, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland (2015); There is Something in the Air, Villa Rot, Burgrieden – Rot, Germany (2015); Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, Scotland (2014).

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