Peter Clough makes video, performance, photography and sculpture that engage queer modes of self-representation. Clough’s work is insistently personal, celebrating narcissism as a political tool and queer strategy. He uses his own body, home, and personal life as his subject matter and means of production.
Peter Clough was born in Boston in 1984 and received a BA from Grinnell College in 2006 and an MFA from NYU Steinhardt in 2009. Clough has presented work in New York at MoMA PS1, Microscope Gallery, Southfirst Gallery, Leroy Nieman Gallery, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, the Center for Performance Research, and Dixon Place Theater, in L.A. at Human Resources, in Nashville at Open Lot, in Berlin at Peres Projects and Space/Time at FLUTGRABEN e.V., in Seoul at Konkuk University and The House of Collections, in Antwerp at the Monty, in Ghent at Off/off Cinema and in Oslo at Kunstnernes Hus, Fotogalleriet, and SOPPEN Performance Festival at Ekebergparken. Clough’s work has been featured in the New York Times and Time Out magazine. Clough lives and works in Brooklyn.
Peter Clough. In My Room, 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.
Peter (happy faggot), 2016. This and top image courtesy of Margit Selsjord
Artist website: peterclough.net