Than Hussein Clark

Born 1981, Exeter, New Hampshire (US)
Lives and works in London (UK) and Hamburg (DE)


2012/16 Hoschschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, MFA, Time Based Media
2011 Goldsmiths College, London, BA (Hons)
2007 University of Edinburgh, BA (HSS)

Solo exhibitions

2023 Crèvecœur, Paris (FR)
2021 1981 - 1986 (Active Analysis), Karin Guenther, Hamburg (DE)
2020 A Little Night Music (And Reversals), CRAC Occitanie, Sète (FR)
2019 The Paintings of Selma Vaz Dias, Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels (BE)
L’Isola Dei Baci (Disappearing Acts), K​URA. c/o Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milano (IT)
2018 His Leftover Heart (Pauly et Cie), Crèvecoeur, Marseille (FR)
The Director’s Theatre Writer’s Theatre, GAK Bremen, Bremen (DE)
2017 Recognition (Love at the Frankfurt Autoshow), VI VII, Oslo (NO)
Hollywood Regency, Crèvecoeur, Paris (FR)
Parcours, Art Basel 2017, Basel (CH)
2016 A Month In The Country, Karin Guenther Gallery, Hamburg (DE)
The Tragedy Machine (with Villa Design Group), MIT List Visual Arts Centre Boston (US)
Tête a Tête (A Doll’s House), Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (NL)
2015 Meatlocker (with Villa Design Group), Art Basel Miami Solo (CH)
Presentation with Mathew Gallery, Miami (US)
Frieze Frame, Solo Presentation with Mathew Gallery, Frieze New York, New-York (US)
DEBTS (Erotic Review Sinai), Futura, Prague (CZ)
Authorizations (L’aigle à deux têtes), Mathew Gallery, New-York (US)
The Violet Crab, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (UK)
The Bernard Natan Centre for the Arts, with Villa Design Group, Mumok, Vienna (AT)
2014 Inauguration of the Russian Season: The House of Adelaida (RU)
Ivanovna, with Villa Design Group, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh (UK)
Solo Presentation with Mathew Gallery, Liste 2014, Basel (CH)
Sessions, with Christiane Blattmann, Amstel 47, Amsterdam (NL)
Vengeance… Oh Libya!, WCW Gallery, Hamburg (DE)
2013 Waves (Das Glückliche Rothschild), Mathew Gallery, Berlin (DE)

Selected group exhibitions

2023 Jahresgaben 2023, Kunstverein in Hamburg (DE)
House of Dreamers, Villa Empain, Bruxelles (BE)
2022 British Art Show 9, Wolverhampton, Aberdeen, Plymouth and Manchester (UK)
2021 The Dreamers, 58th October Salon, Belgrade Biennale 2021, Belgrade (RS)
2020 Jacques de Bascher, Treize, Paris (FR)
2019 Futomomo, CAC Brétigny - centre d’art contemporain, Brétigny (FR)
2018 School of Pain, A​rt in General, New York (US)
Condo,​ Crèvecœur, New York (US)
Deux sens du décoratif, CAC Passerelle, Brest (FR)
Room Raiders​, Mathew Gallery, New York (US)
2017 Art Basel Miami, Nova section, w. Crèvecoeur (FR)
2016 WHO ARE YOU?, Salts, Basel, Switzerland (CH)
Exhume / Consume, Mathew NYC, New-York (US)
Carpet For A Lord, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (DE)
The King And The Mockingbird, Vermillion Sands, Copenhagen (FDK)
Liverpool Biennial, with Villa Design Group, Liverpool (UK)
Museum Ludwig, with Villa Design Group, Cologne (DE)
Group Presentation with Mathew Gallery, Liste 2016, Basel (CH)
MM Mundus Muliebris, Cura Basement, Rome (IT)
Condo, Carlos/Ishikawa, LondonSalzburg (AU)
2015 Mon Horizontalité, Until Then, Paris (FR)
Group Presentation with Mathew Gallery, Liste, Basel (CH)
Group Presentation with VI VII, Oslo Gallery, Liste, Basel (CH)
2014 Little Messages for Modern Shut-Ins, Aran Cravey, Los Angeles (US)
Dolce Fare Neite, with Villa Design Group, Marabiers 14, Geneva, Switzerland (CH)
Transatlantic Transparency, Mathew Gallery & Mathew NYC, Berlin(DE) & New-York (US)
There is Nothing Personal of Yours to Exhibit, Crèvecoeur, Paris, France (FR)
I Love You Me Either, Project Native Informant, London (UK)
Like A Virgin, VI, VII, Oslo, Norway (NO)
2013 Don’t Worry – This One is On US, Salt 3: Pageantry, with Villa Design
Group, Lima Lima Zulu, London (UK)
Homes and Gardens, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (US)
Heavy Listening, Jahresausstellung HFBK, Klasse Michaela Melian, Hamburg (DE)
Platitude Normale, CAPC, Bordeaux (FR)
Love Is Still Colder Than Capital, Mathew, Berlin (DE)
The Portshead Garden, with Villa Design Group, Beton Galerie, Hamburg (DE)
Clay Pipe, HFBK Galerie, Hamburg (DE)
2012 Volcano Extravaganza 2012, curated by Nick Mauss and Milovan
Faronatto, Fiorucci Arts Trust, Stromboli (IT)
Coffers IV – Emperor! Emperor! Emperor (with Christiane Blattman), Vitrine, Berlin The Photographers (DE)
Tragedy, Beton Galerie, Hamburg, Germany (DE)
Life will be Frozen in Peaches and Cream, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands (NL)
Montez Press at Palazzo Visconti, with Villa Design Group (IT)
2011 Spring 2007: Fall 2007, Zurück in die Zukunft, with Villa Design Group, KUB Arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz (DE)
2010 Villa 1: This House is a Triadic Fascist and Made of Industry Glass, with Villa Design Group and Luis Lazaro Matos, George and Dragon Cabaret Bar, London (UK)

Plays and performances

2019 “Chamber Music for Europe (Nonent for Selma Vaz Dias)”, Flagey, Brussels (BE)
“Stage for a Theatre on Mars”, PLATO, Ostrava (CZ)
“Meet Me In Saint Louis, Lewis!”, Move, Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR)
2017 “Three Types of Wind in Trieste”, GAK Bremen (DE)
“Yes Yes, All The News That’s Fit to Print”, Parcours, Art Basel 2017, Basel (CH)
“Love at the Frankfurt Auto Show”, Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Oslo (NO)
“Said The Assassinations”, Club Silencio, Paris (FR)
2016 “This Is It or Dawn at Bar Bouzkha”, MIT List Visual Arts Centre (with Villa Design Group), Massachusetts (US)
Tête-à-Tête, & OUD”, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem (NL)
2015 “The Violet Crab”, DRAF, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (UK)
“DEBTS (Erotic Review Sinai)”, Studio Hrdinů, Prague (CZ)
“A Summer’s Rest (Je t’aime Mont Blanc)”, Junges Theater, Basel (CH)
“Launch of Heterophobia” (with Villa Design Group and SALT.), South London Gallery, London (UK)
2014 Inauguration of the Russian Season: “The Banquet” (with Villa Design Group), Royal Institute of British Architecture, London (UK)
“The Pool’s Edge or Gstaad Will Never Change”, The Swiss Instute, New-York (US)
Montez Press at Palazzo Visconti (with Villa Design Group), Milan (IT)
2013 Spring 2007: Fall 2007, Zurück in die Zukunft (with Villa Design Group), KUB Arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (AU)
“The Alvar Aalto Sleepover” (with Villa Design Group), Mathew, Berlin, Germany (DE)
2012 “Villa 1: This House is a Triadic Fascist and Made of Industry Glass”, with Villa Design Group and Luis Lazaro Matos, George and Dragon Cabaret Bar, London (UK)
2011 Demetriou Penthouse, with Villa Design Group


2019 Hublot Design Prize Shortlist
2013 Preis des DAAD für hervorragende Leistungen ausländischer Studierender (DAAD Prize for Exceptional Achievement by a Non-German Student)
2011 Art School Alliance Residency, Fall 2011, Goldsmith College


“From Paul Thek’s Accidental Etchings to Gabriel Kuri’s Cigarette Butts, Here Are 5 Must-See Shows in Brussels”, Artnet, 2019
“The Play’s the Thing The politics of melodrama in the work of THAN HUSSEIN CLARK”, Frieze No.195, 2018
“Verweise, Verweise und noch mehr Verweise”,, 2017
“Than Hussein Clark vermischt darstellende und bildende Kunst”,, 2017
“7 Great Things I Saw at Frieze and Frieze Masters”, New York Times / T Magazine, 2017
“Innovative art, surprising prices”, (Online), 2017
“Day Two – Frieze London 2017”, The Glass Magazine (Online), 2017
“Top 10 Booths at Frieze London and Frieze Masters”,, 2017
“Dekorativt alvor”,, 2017
“Body talk - The rise of performance art”, The Economist, 2017
“Than Hussein Clark”, Les InRockuptibles, 2017
“Views Paris”, Spike No. 52, 2017
“Irony Is Mandatory ”, Elephant Magazine, 2017
“Review of Carpet for a Lord ”,, 2016
“Queer Décadentisme”, L’Officiel Art, 2016
“The Recognitions”, Mousse Magazine No. 52, 2016
“The Recognitions ”, Mousse , 2016
“Gowns For The Actress Laura Schuller by Than Hussein Clark ”, 299792458 M/S, 2016
“Review of “The Violet Crab””, Frieze #171, 2015
“Life is a Cabaret”, Artforum Scene & Herd, 2015
“Review of The Violet Crab”, Artforum Vol. 53, 2015
“Review of The Violet Crab”, Spike #43, 2015
“Design, Deception, Sexuality”, Frieze d/e #17, 2014
“In Defence of Style, Than Hussein Clark interviewed by Simon Castets”, Mousse , 2014
“Betongalerie – Türme der Hoffnung”, Lerchenfeld #20, 2013
“Review of Waves (Das Glückliche Rothschild)”, Artforum, 2013
“Review of Waves (Das Glückliche Rothschild)”, Flash Art, 2013