Billie Clarken (born 1992 in Fairfax, USA) is a multidisciplinary artist whose work directs referential signs and objects in a satirical performance of the immortal image. Often returning to tropes in television culture, Clarken points out the paradoxes of a projected identity in the search for inauthenticity. Their work captures and appropriates use-objects and borrowed memory in combination with exaggerated forms, to install the evolving narrative of the Western consumer.
After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Film in 2015 at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, USA, Clarken became a guest student of Monica Bonvicini at the Universität der Künste in Berlin until 2019.
In Summer 2022 the artist attended the Focus Foundation Residency in Girona Spain.
Clarken has been exhibited in several group and solo shows, such as the DOCK20 Kunstraum und Sammlung, Lustenau AT (Solo / 2022); Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, DE; Grassroots, JVDW, Düsseldorf, DE (Group / 2022); The Berlin Masters Exhibition, Curated by Philipp Bollmann, Berlin DE (Group / 2021)