Christopher Clary is a new media artist and arts organizer based in Allenhurst, New Jersey, USA. In his social practice he works with individuals and communities to explore intimacy using networked performance, video, and photography.

Most recently Clary received a 2021 Artist Fellowship Award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for interdisciplinary performance. In 2020 he was awarded an Eyebeam fellowship and NEW INC membership to produce a livestream talk show about webcam culture that's broadcast on an adult website.  

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 photography 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.

As an arts organizer, 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, Molly Soda, Morehshin Allahyari, Nora Khan, Paul Soulellis, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, and Shiv Kotecha. Other projects include curating an online exhibition about safe space for The Wrong digital art biennale.


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