Clements’ work wrestles with common anxieties around incompleteness of knowledge, experience and achievements. Centred on the futile search for certainty of understanding and perceived hierarchies of knowledge, her humorous, reimaginings and reappropriations playfully explore the complex relationship between putative information and experiential understanding through sculpture, film and installation.

She draws upon archives, social media, mathematical formulas, art history and other established sources of knowledge to create work that questions accepted facts as markers of truth. Frequently sensual and often tongue in cheek the work exudes an ambiguous mix of the serious and the absurd.

She has a fine art, practice based PhD, lectures at the University of Salford, and was previously the Educational Director of Artists and Education CIC.

Clements was overall winner of the GM arts prize 2018.

Jo Clements lives and works in Manchester, UK.


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