Born in 1971 in Wigan (UK), Darren Almond lives and works in London.
An explorer, fascinated by the question of time and its representation, Darren Almond has developed a body of works over the last twenty years which combines photographs, film, sketches, installations, paintings and sculptures. This diversity of media has enabled him to experiment with the sensation of time passing, individual and collective memory, movement and space.
For his Fullmoon series, Almond travels around the world and brings back photographs which contain deep references to the painting, without ever referring to it directly. He takes his photographs at night, with an exposure time of 15 minutes or more: the only source of light is the full moon. The mysterious landscapes of the series are inhabited by ghostly shadows which behave so strangely and create a strong captivating effect.
In 1997, Darren Almond was the youngest YBA to take part in the Charles Saatchi’s Sensation exhibition, with two large-scale works including A Bigger Clock (1997). In 2005, he was nominated for the Turner Prize.
Institutional solo shows (selection): Museo Pignatelli (Naples), Mudam (Luxembourg), New Art Centre (Salisbury), Kunsthaus Graz (Graz), FRAC Haute-Normandie (Rouen), Museum Folkwang (Essen), Lentos Kunstmuseum (Linz), Fondazione Nicola Trussardi (Milan), Tate Britain (London), Kunsthalle Zurich (Zurich), Institute of Contemporary Art (London).
Public collections (selection): MoMA (New York), Tate Gallery (London), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art (Istanbul), Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), Fondation Beyeler (Basel), Museum Folkwang (Essen). He is represented by White Cube, Matthew Marks Gallery, Max Hetzler Gallery and Xippas Geneva.