Clare Samuel is an artist and writer from Northern Ireland, now living as a settler in Toronto on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. She holds a BFA in Photography from Ryerson University and an MFA from Concordia University. Her work has been published, screened, and exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in BlackFlash magazine and at A Space gallery in Toronto. Her current work is made possible by the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. She is the co-founder of Feminist Photography Network, and teaches at OCADU, X University, and University of Toronto.
During this residency Clare is working on a project about her father Malcolm, who lived with a schizophrenia diagnosis and died in 2018. The work will explore how death and madness are like black holes in our culture, and how a parent-child relationship continues when one party has left this world.