Christopher Clary is an artist and curator exploring sex in tech culture. His practice playfully draws on personal archives and queer histories—using performance, video, installation, photography, objects, books, and software, sometimes all in one series—to think and act on futurity.

His art has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and conferences around the world from the Palais de Tokyo in Paris to China Art Book Fair in Beijing. His Rhizome commission, a porn-novella-zip-file was Hyperallergic’s best individual work of Internet art in 2016 and acquired by the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and exhibited at Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich in 2019. His art was nominated for the Discovery Award at the international photography fair Les Rencontres d’Arles in France. His books including a trilogy for the poetry collective Troll Thread can be found in the libraries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, International Center of Photography, SUNY Buffalo, School of Visual Arts, Wendy’s Subway, 本 hon books, and Printed Matter.

Curatorially, he co-produced with publishers GenderFail and Larker a year of programming for the ICP Museum and Library in 2018 that included the work of Allison Parrish, American Artist, Morehshin Allahyari, Nora Khan, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, and Shiv Kotecha. Other curatorial projects include an online exhibition about safe space for The Wrong digital art biennale. Most recently Clary is hosting a talk show about webcam culture live-streamed on Chaturbate.


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