Darren Almond British, b. 1971

Darren Almond’s work in film, photography, painting, installation, and sculpture explores the notion of experienced and abstract time on both personal and historical scales; collective memory and geographical boundaries are also major themes. These conceptual concerns take many forms throughout the artist’s practice. In his “Fullmoons” series of photographs (1998–present), for example, Almond captures nighttime landscapes under full moons. His frames feature an eerie, abundant glow thanks to a long exposure time—they capture the durational aspect of natural time. Other works, such as his large-scale digital clock sculptures, consider units of measurement. Almond’s films, meanwhile, have explored remote, inaccessible regions of the world, from the Arctic Circle to Chinese mountain ranges and the source of the Nile River. Almond was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005. He has exhibited at institutions including the Tate, the Centre Pompidou, and Kunsthalle Zürich. He also participated in the 2003 Venice Biennale.