David Clark was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1963. He has a BFA from NSCAD and a MFA in Sculpture from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also attended the Whitney Program in New York and The Interactive Arts and Entertainment Programme at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto. David Clark is a media artist interested in experimental narrative form and the cinematic use of the internet. He has produced work for the internet, feature narrative film, experimental video, interactive public art commissions, and gallery installations.
His internet and video work has been shown at over 130 festivals around the world including Sundance, SIGGRAPH, FCMM in Montreal, Transmediale in Berlin, European Media Arts Festival in Osnabreuck, Images in Toronto, and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. His works have won awards at FILE Festival, Sao Paulo, SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas, Cinema Tous Ecrans in Switzerland, Chicago Film Festival, MediaCity in Windsor, Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Pixxelpoint in Slovenia, and the Tokyo International Video Festival. In 2008 he received the Established Artist Recognition Award from the Nova Scotia Department of Culture.
He has exhibited in many solo and group shows around the world. In 2006 the MICA Galleries in Baltimore organized a major retrospective of his work. He has also been involved in commissions for public media art pieces for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Toronto International Airport and the Halifax Regional Municipality.
He has presented lectures at festivals and symposium around the world and writes and curates new media and video. He has been teaching full time since 1991. He taught at the University of Western Ontario and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of Media Arts at NSCAD University in Halifax where he developed the film program and is a researcher at the Cineflux Research group that is looking at questions of how cinematic form is changing in the era of new technologies.
88 Constellations for Wittgenstein (to be played with the Left Hand) - Web Art Project
2008, colour, English
2006, 22:00 minutes, colour, English
2004, colour, English
Riddled with the Stinx - Web Art Project
2003, colour, English
A is for Apple - Web Art Project
2002, colour, English
1998, 78:00 minutes, colour, English
1997, 10:00 minutes, colour, English
1992, 50:00 minutes, colour/B&W, English
1991, 19:00 minutes, Colour/B&W, English
1984, 07:30 minutes, Colour, English
by . Screenplay, 2004. London: Museum London, 2004.
by et al. Toronto: Art System and Vtape, 2001.
Crossroads, 1999. Halifax: The Centre for Art Tapes, 1999.
by . Artifax, Winter 1993.
by . The Daily News, Nov. 11, 1992.
by . Fuse, Winter 1989.