Performance is at the heart of emerging French photographer Clarisse d’Arcimoles’ (b. 1986) work. Based in London she studied Set Design for Performance at Central Saint Martins followed by a Postgraduate course in photography, her work combines these two interests.
Fascinated by the idea of going back in time, and photography’s strength to make memories tangible, Clarisse’s’ work derives from sustained relationships, sense of place and history. From re-staging personal snapshots to anonymous photographic portraits, Clarisse takes satisfaction living within the fiction she is creating.
Throughout the years, Clarisse d’Arcimoles’ work has been enthusiastically received with exhibitions and awards in the UK and internationally. Her last solo show Forgotten Tale took place at the Photographers’ Gallery in summer 2016. Selected exhibitions include I wish you all, Eleven Spitalfields (2017), Forget Nostalgia, The house of St Barnabas, (current), Women Artists Woman collector, Marcel Joseph Projects (2014), Forget Nostalgia, Breese little (2013), Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London and Adelaide (2011), Rise and Fall, Concrete and Glass (2010).
Clarisse d’Arcimoles is one of the 35 photographers represented by The Photographer’s Gallery.