About Rachel Maclean: Based in Glasgow, Rachel Maclean (1987) was educated at Edinburgh College of Art where she completed her BA in Drawing and Painting in 2009. Maclean has since risen to significant acclaim with major contemporary art commissions, resulting in solo UK and international presentations. In 2018, Rachel's first feature length film, 'Make Me Up', a major commission for the BBC, Creative Scotland and 14-18 NOW produced by Hopscotch Films with NVA, toured cinemas through out the UK. In 2017 Rachel premiered a new film commission, 'Spite Your Face', as the artist representing Scotland+Venice at the 57th Venice Biennale. Her work 'A Whole New World' won the prestigious Margaret Tait Award in 2013, she has twice been shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and has achieved widespread critical praise for 'Feed Me' (2016) in British Art Show 8. Maclean has been commissioned for TV and featured on Random Acts Channel 4 (2013 and 2016); ‘Billy Connolly: Portrait of a Lifetime’, BBC One Scotland (2017) and ‘Rachel Maclean: The Shopping Centre, Artist in Residence’, Bullring Birmingham with Firecrest Films and Channel 4 (2018).
Current and upcoming exhibitions include: 'The Lion and the Unicorn', at The National Gallery, London (November 2018 - February 2019); A curated exhibition by Rachel Maclean, with Birmingham Muesums and Arts Council Collection (2019); Rachel Maclean solo at KWM Arts Centre, Beijing (Nov 2018-Jan 2019); Rachel Maclean solo at Zabludowicz Collection, London (Sept-Dec 2018); 'Spite Your Face’ at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (Oct 2018-Jan 2019); ‘We Want Data!’ at Public Body.03, Sydney, Australia (Sept -Dec 2018); ‘Feed Me’ at Hooked, The Science Gallery at Kings College, London (Sept 2018-Feb 2019); ‘Lion and the Unicorn’ at Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur Film Festival, Switzerland (Nov 2018)
Selected past exhibitions include: ‘I Was Raised On The Internet’, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA (2018); ‘Just B Yourself’, The Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin (2018); ‘Spite Your Face’, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh (2018) Rachel Maclean: Solo; Château de Servières, Marseilles, France (2018), ‘Wot U :-) about?’, HOME Manchester and Tate Britain, London (2016-17); Rachel Maclean: Solo Exhibtition, Nonexistant Place: JUT Art Museum, Taiwan (2017); 'Ariadne’s Thread', MILL 6, Hong Kong (2016-2017); ‘We Want Data!’, Artpace, Texas (2016); ‘Feed Me’ British Art Show 8 (2015-17); ‘Ok, You’ve Had Your Fun’, Casino Luxembourg (2015), ‘Please, Sir…’, Rowing, London, (2014); ‘The Weepers’, Comar, Mull, (2014); ‘Happy & Glorious’, CCA, Glasgow, (2014);
Selected screenings include: 'State of Concept', Athens,(2018); 'Diesel Worm', Roskilde Music Festival, Denmark (2018); 'Rachel Maclean', Artist Film Programme, Tramway (2017); 'Kino der Kunst', Munich, Germany (2017); 'A Goth Life: Datta Editions', Art Cologne, Germany (2017); 'Feed Me', Athens and Luxembourg Film Festival (2016); 'Moving Pictures', British Council and Film London, (2015-16); 'Lolcats', Impakt Festival, Utrecht, The Netherlands, (2014).