Clementine Edwards is a Rotterdam-based artist working between sculpture and writing. They're the artist and editor of The Material Kinship Reader, co-edited with Kris Dittel, which thinks material beyond extraction and kinship beyond the nuclear family. Clementine’s practice engages with craft, climate crisis, gender and how lived experience, including trauma, narrates meaning-making. It asks, How to honour and remember the worlds that we are immersed in, and the contexts that shape us, nourish us and resist us?
In 2022 Clementine was a Gerrit Rietveld Academy fellow in Amsterdam and a LiveWorks fellow at Centrale Fies in Dro. Among other places they’ve exhibited and performed at Tent Rotterdam, Temporary Gallery, Koln, Framer Framed, Amsterdam and Stavanger Museum.
In 2020–21 Clementine returned to DAI to lead the COOP study group Reframing Climate Colonialism: Pleasuring the Radical Imagination on behalf of Casco Art Institute. Edwards is also one of the conveners of the DAI Friends & Alumni Grant.
Learn more about Clementine's 20 minute presentation Take a pug apart and put it back together a pomeranian for CONSTANT CRAVING ~ PERFORMING UNDER CONDITIONS - DAI's 3 day grad acts marathon at State of Concept in Athens, June 2018.
Learn more about Clementine Edwards’ written MA thesis: Proposition: To Complicate the Experience of Sexual Trauma