Clare Milledge

Born 1976, Sydney; lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
Clare Milledge produces complex installations comprising paintings, textiles and sculptures that are highly informed and engaging – but also slippery and ambivalent – to consider our relationship to science, nature and language. She often invites collaborators to stage experimental performances within her installations, which complicate any logical narrative and render the familiar uncanny. Milledge completed her Doctor of Philosophy at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney in 2012. Part of her candidacy was spent at the Universität der Künste, Berlin; she completed her Honours year at the Statenskunst Akademi in Oslo and maintains an active engagement with Norwegian contemporary art, including working with ongoing collaborator Tori Wrånes on her installation at the 19th Biennale of Sydney. Recent solo exhibitions includeTheoretical Regression: A Warm Sheen Against Received Ideas, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2014); Altus Duel: Total Environment, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2014) and (2013); Maximalist Ritualist (with Carla Cescon) at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide (2012). Clare Milledge is represented by The Commercial, Sydney.