Born 1987, Edinburgh, lives and works in Glasgow.
Recent exhibitions include: Spite Your Face in Chiesa Santa Caterina, Alchemy Film and Arts Scotland+Venice (2017), ‘Wot u : - ) about?’ HOME, Manchester and Tate Britain (2016), ‘We Want Data!’ Artpace San Antonio, Texas (2016), ‘British Art Show 8’ (2015), ‘Ok, You’ve Had Your Fun’, Casino Luxembourg (2015), ‘Please, Sir…’, Rowing, London, (2014); ‘The Weepers’, Comar, Mull, (2014); ‘Happy & Glorious’, CCA, Glasgow, (2014).
Recent screenings and group exhibitions include: ‘Again again again’ at KFFK/Short Film Festival Cologne; ‘It’s What’s Inside That Counts’ at Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2017); ‘Please, Sir…’ at A Nonexistent Place: JUT Art Museum, Taiwan; ‘Feed Me’ at TECHSTYLE Series 1.0: Ariadne’s Thread at MILL 6, Hong Kong (2016); ‘Feed Me’ at Athens and Luxembourg Film Festival (2016); Moving Pictures, British Council and Film London, (2015-16); ‘Lolcats’, Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, (2014).
Rachel Maclean was awarded Glasgow Film Festivals Margaret Tait Award in 2013. Recently, she has been nominated for the Jarman Awards, her work was also included in the Jarman Awards Touring Programme (2016). She has also been commissioned by the BBC on Billy Connolly: A Portrait of a Lifetime (2017).
2016-17, Rachel Maclean solo exhibitions include: Wot u :-) about? at HOME gallery Manchester and major screenings of her film commission It’s What’s Inside That Counts, with HOME Manchester, Salford Art Collection, Artpace,San Antonio Texas, Art Now at Tate Britain and Frieze Film Projects. Maclean’s work has also been internationally recognised: exhibiting and screening at Kino der Kunst, Munich Germany, JUT Art Museum: Taiwan, Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India, MILL 6: Hong Kong, Artpace: San Antonio Texas, Casino; Luxembourg, Impakt Festival; Utrecht the Netherlands, Athens and Luxembourg Film Festival.
Rachel Maclean represented Scotland at the Venice Biennale 2017 with the newly commissioned work Spite Your Face, on view in Chiesa Santa Caterina. Scotland+Venice 2017 commissioned and curated by Alchemy Film and Arts, based in Hawick, in partnership with Talbot Rice Gallery and the University of Edinburgh.