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Than Hussein Clark

Director London

He/ him/ his
Than Hussein Clark (born 1981 in New Hampshire, USA, lives in London and Hamburg) works as an independent artist and was a founding member of Villa Design Group. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Hamburg-based Montez Press, established by the artist in 2012. After studying acting in New York and Los Angeles, he first completed a degree in art history in Edinburgh and London, after which he completed a degree in art at Goldsmiths College in London, and is currently finishing an MFA at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg (completion fall of 2019 under Michaela Melian). Recent shows include The Paintings of Selma Vaz Dias at Damien & The Love Guru, Brussels, Meet Me At St. Louis, Lewis! at Centre Pompidou Paris, Stage for a Theatre on Mars at PLATO Ostrava, L'isola dei Baci (Disappearing Acts) at Kura Milan, School of Pain at Art in General, New York, Futomomo at CAC Brétigny, Paris, His Leftover Heart (Pauly et Cie) at Galerie Crèvecoeur Marseille, Deux Sens du Décoratif at CAC Brest, and The Director’s Theater Writer’s Theater at GAK, Bremen. He is represented by Mathew Gallery in Berlin and New York, VI, VII in Oslo, Galerie Crèvecoeur in Paris and Marseille and Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg.

Credits

Directing and writing credits -
2019
Chamber Music for Europe (Nonent for Selma Vaz Dias), Flagey, Brussels, Belgium
Meet Me In St. Louis, Lewis!, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Stage for a Theatre on Mars, PLATO, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2018
Three Types of Wind in Trieste, Schwankhalle, Bremen, Germany
2017
Yes Yes, All The News That’s Fit to Print, Parcours, Art Basel 2017, Basel, Switzerland
Love at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Kunstnernes Hus Kino, Oslo, Norway
Said The Assassinations, Club Silencio, Paris, France
2016
This Is It or Dawn at Bar Bouzkha, MIT List Visual Arts Centre (with Villa Design Group), Massachusetts, USA
Tête-à-Tête, & OUD, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
2015
DEBTS (Erotic Review Sinai), Studio Hrdinů, Prague Czech Republic
A Summer's Rest (Je t’aime Mont Blanc), Junges Theater, Basel, Switzerland
The Violet Crab at DRAF, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK
Launch of Heterophobia (with Villa Design Group and SALT.), South London Gallery, London, UK
2014
Inauguration of the Russian Season: The Banquet (with Villa Design Group), Royal Institute . . . of British Architecture, London, UK
The Pool’s Edge or Gstaad Will Never Change, The Swiss Institute, New York, USA
Montez Press at Palazzo Visconti (with Villa Design Group), Milan, Italy
2013
Spring 2007: Fall 2007, Zurück in die Zukunft (with Villa Design Group), KUB Arena, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
The Alvar Aalto Sleepover (with Villa Design Group), Mathew, Berlin, Germany
2012
Villa 1: This House is a Triadic Fascist and Made of Industry Glass, with Villa Design Group and Luis Lazaro Matos, George and Dragon Cabaret Bar, London, UK
2011
Demetriou Penthouse, with Villa Design Group, Goldsmiths, London, UK

Experience

5-10 years

Skills

Acting
Choreography
Circus
Costume Design
Creative Inclusion Aesthetic
Devising
Dialect / Voice Direction
Dramaturgy
Languages
Lighting Design
Movement Direction
Music - Can Read
Music - Plays Instruments
Music - Singing
Music Composition
Performance Art
Physical Theatre
Prop Making
Puppetry
Set Design
Site Responsive/Immersive
Sound Design
Teaching
TV / Film
Verbatim
Video Design
VR / AR
Working with Young People
Writing

Additional Languages

Italian, German

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