Dr. Mark Clintberg
Critical + Creative Studies
Assistant Professor, Contemporary Visual Arts History + Theory
“My research includes twentieth and twenty-first century art and theory including decolonial theory, institutional critique, sensory studies, public art, installation and artist's cinema, and queer art practices and theory. I have a particular focus on historical and contemporary iterations in the genre of still life, edible art practices, as well as participatory and activist practices.”
Mark Clintberg is an artist who works in the field of art history. He is represented by Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal, Canada, and is an Assistant Professor in the School of Critical and Creative Studies at the Alberta College of Art + Design. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History at Concordia University in 2013, where he was also an Assistant Professor, LTA. In 2010 he conducted Ph.D. research at Oxford University, St Peter's College, with the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He completed his M.A. at Concordia University (2008), his B.F.A. at the Alberta College of Art & Design (2001), and was an exchange student at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (1999-2000). He is also an International Counselor for the V&A Waterfront / Zeitz MOCAA Curatorial Training Programme (Cape Town, South Africa). His research interests include installation, artist's cinema, edible art practices, sensory design in museums, and queer theory.
Member of ACAD Faculty since 2015.
Ph.D. Department of Art History, Concordia University
M.A. Department of Art History, Concordia University
B.F.A. Alberta College of Art + Design
Selected Professional Activity:
Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions and Projects
Cecil Hotel, Truck Gallery, Calgary
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal
Passion Over Reason / la passion avant la raison, Foreman Gallery, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke
Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Montreal
Third, Drawing Room, Edmonton
Night work, Artspace, Peterborough
Vitrine, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain, Centre Space, Toronto
Hair, Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists, Edmonton
Garde Rose, with Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Brutto Gusto, Berlin
Passion Over Reason / La raison avant la passion, Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island
Selected Group Exhibitions
Love & Longing, curated by Melissa Day, Root Division, San Francisco
Propped, curated by Gabby Moser, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, collaboration with Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay
Walk & Talk, curated by Jesse James and KWY, Azores, Portugal
For the Time Being: The Alberta Biennial, curated by Peta Rake and Kristy Trinier, The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton and the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff
Utopia Factory, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary
Super Young, curated by Zoë Chan, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops
Bordering the Fantastic, Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
For You / And Me, curated by Ashleigh Bartlett, Paul Kuhn Gallery
Cruising the Seventies, CCA Glasgow, Scotland, collaboration with Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay
Contingent: Only if Participation Occurs. Co-curated with Erandy Vergara-Vargas, Studio XX, Montreal, including Dean Baldwin, Nicole Lattuca, Zohar Kfir, Cynthia Hammond, and others
Recovering Agnostic. Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, including Daniel Barrow, Aleesa Cohene, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Jim Verburg, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby
Get Lost. Locust Projects, Miami, including Daniel Barrow, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Susannah Wesley, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Slavica Ceperkovic, Stacey Watson
Bookworks. Rubell Family Collection, including Marcel Duchamp, Christopher Wool, Richard Prince, and others
‘Sticky: the Vazaleen Posters.’ Presented at the Universities Art Association of Canada annual conference, Banff [upcoming]
‘Between us.’ Presented at Never the same: what (else) can art writing do? Hosted by Contemporary Calgary, Alberta.
‘The Affective Network: Joyce Wieland, Maryse Larivière, and the Ladies Invitational Deadbeat Society.’ Presented at Networked Art Histories, hosted by the Jarislowsky Institute, Concordia University, Montreal.
‘Passion over Reason: Models for Locale-Specific Co-creations.’ Presented at the Universities Art Association of Canada annual conference, Halifax.
‘Site and Subject: Participation in Canada,” co-chaired by Erand Vergara Vargas. Presented at the Universities Art Association of Canada annual conference, Halifax.
‘Frottage and the Longing, Ensnared Researcher: Barthes/Gonzalez-Torres.’ Presented at the Universities Art Association of Canada annual conference, Banff.
‘Still Alive: Celia Perrin Sidarous, Peter Morin and the Still Life Genre.” C magazine. Spring 2015.
‘Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing: de Appel Arts Centre, Rotterdam.’ C Magazine. Winter 2014. 62-63.
‘Hungry Eyes: Food Photography from elBulli and Beyond.’ C magazine. Summer 2011, C.110. 18-24.
‘David Ross: Attaché.’ BlackFlash. Winter 2011. Vol. 28.2. 18-19.
‘Slaughtering and Eating Beautiful Creatures: Kim Waldron’s Folk Feast.’ ETC: revue de l’art actuel. Fév., mars, avril, mai, 2011. 29-35.
‘Fugitives and Bad Guests: Character Studies of Disappearing, Dispersed, and Divided Multiples.’ In Multiple Elementary, edited by Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed. YYZ Books, Black Dog.
‘Museums of Good Taste: Artworks of Good Taste: Gastronomic Contemporary Art Practices.’ In Sensory Arts and Design, edited by Ian Heywood. Bloomsbury Senses series.
‘Haunted by Queer Affect: Geoffrey Farmer’s the Intellection of Lady Spider House and Allyson Mitchell’s Killjoy’s Kastle.’ Co-authored with Jon Davies. The Journal of Curatorial Studies. Vol. 5, Issue
Special Issue: Curating the Affective Turn. 56-75.
‘Stimulating the Senses: a Non-Visual Tour of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.’ The Senses & Society. Vol. 9, Issue 3. Special Issue: Sensory Museology.
‘Gut Feeling: Artists’ Restaurants and Gustatory Aesthetics.’ The Senses & Society. Vol. 7, Issue 2. 209-224.
Sobey Art Award, Longlist, Representing Prairies and the North of Canada
Sobey Art Award, Shortlist, Representing Prairies and the North of Canada
Governor-General’s Gold Medal, Nominee
Art Production Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Art History Graduate Scholarship, Concordia University
TD Financial Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grant, Research Residency, Canadian Centre for Architecture
Concordia University Doctoral Award of Excellence, Concordia University
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
J.A. de Séve Graduate Fellowship, Concordia University
Paul D. Fleck Fellowship, The Banff Centre
Concordia University Special Entrance Award, Concordia University
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Campaign for a New Millennium Student Contribution Graduate Scholarship, Concordia University
Hydro Quebec Award, Concordia University
Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship, Alberta Heritage Scholarship Fund
Project Grant, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
J.A. de Séve Entrance Fellowship, Concordia University
The gift (that I protect) 1
Mixture of contemporary and antique coloured glass, copper, solder.
17” x 17” x 26”
Passion Over Reason / La passion avant la raison
It happens at night.
Neon tubing, transformer, switch
Hand woven cotton thread curtain, broadcloth, Polaroid photograph