b. 1969 Kortrijk, Belgium
David Claerbout attended the Nationaal Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp between 1992-1995. Claerbout’s work in video projection foregrounds the presence of time for the viewer, bringing together the qualities of moving and still images in an often disquieting analogue to the practices of photography and painting. A work such as Vietnam 1967, near Duc Pho (reconstruction after Hiromishi Mine) (2001) appears to be a projected still image but is, in fact, almost imperceptibly moving. Claerbout also produces still images and has used the internet (Present, 2000) as a means to explore the real and the virtual. He has shown internationally in public spaces and commercial galleries, most recently with solo exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2005) and at Dundee Contemporary Arts (2005). Claerbout’s thirteen-hour film White House receives its UK premiere at Brighton Photo Biennial 2006. Claerbout is is currently based in Brussels and Berlin and is represented by Hauser & Wirth Zürich London; Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne; Yvon Lambert, Paris New York and Micheline Szwacjer Antwerp.