Biography

Darren Almond was born in 1971 in Wigan, UK. He lives and works in London. Almond's diverse work, incorporating film, installation, sculpture and photography, deals with evocative meditations on time and duration as well as the themes of personal and historical memory. He is interested in the notions of geographical limits and the means of getting there – in particular, culturally specific points of arrival and departure. Since 1998, Almond has been making a series of landscape photographs known as the Fullmoons. Taken during a full moon with an exposure time of 15 minutes or more, these images of remote geographical locations appear ghostly, bathed in an unexpectedly brilliant light where night seems to have been turned into day. Many of Almond's works are filmed in remote and often inaccessible locations. He has participated in numerous important group exhibitions including 'Sensation' (1997-1999), Berlin Biennale (2001), Venice Biennale (2003), The Busan Biennale (2004) The Turner Prize, Tate Britain (2005), Moscow Biennale (2007), and the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain (2009). Solo exhibitions include The Renaissance Society, Chicago (1999), De Appel (2001), Kunsthalle Zürich (2001), Tate Britain (2001) and K21, Düsseldorf (2005), Museum Folkwang (2006), SITE Santa Fe (2007), and Parasol Unit (2008).