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Steven Claydon

English, b. 1969

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Steven Claydon

English, b. 1969

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Steven Claydon makes multimedia installations that explore the associative power of objects and the relationship between documentary and fiction. Claydon’s projects—which can include sculpture, video, assemblage, and painting—are often research-based, either examining or challenging commonly held beliefs about history and authority. His works draw from both associations with modern movements and folk artifacts or relics. Displayed in conjunction, the assemblages become intentionally self-contradictory and offer strong statements about colonialism and the permeation of western culture. He also presents these in faux museum-like settings, thereby extending his critical statement to the public institutions that create and display culture.

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Tate Modern, and 3 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Biography

Steven Claydon makes multimedia installations that explore the associative power of objects and the relationship between documentary and fiction. Claydon’s projects—which can include sculpture, video, assemblage, and painting—are often research-based, either examining or challenging commonly held beliefs about history and authority. His works draw from both associations with modern movements and folk artifacts or relics. Displayed in conjunction, the assemblages become intentionally self-contradictory and offer strong statements about colonialism and the permeation of western culture. He also presents these in faux museum-like settings, thereby extending his critical statement to the public institutions that create and display culture.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta