Clare Langan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin where she received a first class honors degree, and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at New York University in 1992.
Her most recent film The Floating World premiered at Kinoderkunst, Munich April 2013 – The jury members were Cindy Sherman, Isaac Julien, Amira Casar and Defne Ayas.
Vardeldur, 2012 was made as part of Icelandic band Sigur Ros’ – Valtari Mystery Film Experiment, and premiered at the BFI as part of the London Film Festival in October 2012. State of Suspension, 2012 was shown in Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, and The Rubicon Gallery, Dublin. Her film Metamorphosis, 2007 won the Principle Prize at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, Germany. In 2007 it was exhibited at Rendezvous at the Lyon Biennale; Houldsworth Gallery, London; Loop, Barcelona; NCA Gallery, Tokyo; Pratt Art Gallery New York and the Miguel Marcos Gallery, Barcelona.
In 2008 her work was exhibited in the Singapore Biennial, curated by Fumio Nanjo, and toured to Dojima River Biennal 2009, Osaka Japan. In 2003 Langan presented A Film Trilogy at MoMA in New York and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. In 2002 she represented Ireland in the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil where Too dark for night was exhibited. The trilogy was exhibited together for the first time at The International 2002, Tate Liverpool for The Liverpool Biennial. She participated in the Glen Dimplex Artists’ Award 2000 at The Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Langan represented Ireland at Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, 2009, Museum of Modern Art , Tel Aviv.
I Gaer (Yesterday) 2007, was created for Becks’ Fusions curated by the ICA London. It incorporated the music of Sigur Ros and toured internationally through 2009 -2010. The Wilderness, was in the Busan Biennale 2010, South Korea and in the RHA Gallery, Dublin, in September 2010.
Her films are in a number of international public and private collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington, and the Hugo and Carla Brown Collection, UK.
Clare Langan is represented by Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt and Nichido Contemporary, Tokyo.