James Clar

Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Institutions/museums (en)
Review Art Asia Pacific (en)
Review Exhibition "The World Never Ends" (en)

Award2012Unrestricted Monetary AwardDave Bown Projects(US)

Solo exhibition2018The World Never EndsJane Lombard GalleryNew York City, New York (US)
Group exhibition2017Synthesize: Art + MusicMuseum of Contemporary ArtJacksonville, Florida (US)
Group exhibition2015Peace Minus OneSeoul Museum of ArtIstanbul (TR)
Solo exhibition2014ALL EVERYTHINGParasol unit for contemporary artLondon, England (UK)
Group exhibition2014Big Bang DataCenter for Contemporary Culture (CCCB)Barcelona (ES)
Solo exhibition2012Iris Was A PupilCarbon12Dubai (UAE)
Group exhibition2012Segment 2Borusan Contemporary MuseumIstanbul (TR)
Solo exhibition2009For Your Eyes OnlyTrafficDubai (UAE)
Solo exhibition2008Galerie Roger TatorFestival of LightLyon (FR)
Group exhibition2007Museum of Science and InnovationTokyo (JP)

- 2004


New York City, New York, USA
Master degree from New York University (animation)

- 2004
- 2007

Places of residence

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

- 2007
- 1979


, Wisconsin, USA

- 1979

James Clar (born 1979 in Wisconsin, USA) is a media artist whose work is a fusion of technology, popular culture, and visual information. His work explores the limitations of various communication mediums and its effect on the individual and society. Focusing on the visual arts, his work often controls and manipulates light - the common intersection of all visual mediums.


While his early work dealt with analyzing how technology and media work, a move to the Middle East in 2007 has seen his focus shift to how technology and media affect. As an American living in Dubai, his art work has progressed towards deeper conceptual themes. These include nationalism, globalism, and popular culture in the age of mass information, and often analyses the discrepancy in information between Western media and Middle Eastern media along with its effects on people.

https://artsation.com/artists/james-clar (05.04.2019)


River Of Time photo River Of Time 2016 James Clar 
Time Compression (A Light at the End. A Light at the Beginning.) photo Time Compression (A Light at the End. A Light at the Beginning.) 2018 James Clar