About

Daniel Staincliffe's art explores our everyday interaction with the natural world and harnesses chance as a creative force.

Daniel works with live animals, readymade objects, language and video to create artwork that encourages the audience to recognise the beauty in the world around them.

Daniel is currently based in Xiamen, China and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


Bio

Daniel Staincliffe
B. Manchester, UK, 1986
Currently based in Xiamen, China
Daniel is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and achieved a Level 6 HSK Chinese proficiency certificate in 2014

Education
2011 - 2013: Sichuan Normal University, Masters in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL), Chengdu, China

2005 - 2008: Manchester School of Art, Interactive Arts BA - First Class (Hons), Manchester, UK

Appointments

Jan 19 - Present - Deputy Director of International Projects & Curator, Jurong Art Island, Xiamen, China

Co-founder, Bestroke www.bestrokecalligraphy.com

Jul 10 - April 11 - Arts & Heritage Technician, Touchstones Museum, Rochdale, UK

Sep 09 - April 10 - Creative Programmes Installation Coordinator, Urbis, Manchester, UK

Aug 08 – Jan 09 - Gallery Technician (intern), CUBE Gallery, Manchester UK

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Release, Xiangyunji Vegetarian Restaurant, Xiamen - June 2017

2011
Fauna Automata: British Wild Boar, The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, August 2011 - August 2012

2010
Blind Men Feel Elephants: works in video on the natural world, Prussian Projekte, Nottingham, 15 - 30 May

2009
An urban ecology of chance, easaHQ, Manchester, 17 - 23 October

2008
PAL Functions, The VAULT Gallery, Lancaster, October

Selected Group/Collaborative Exhibitions
2014
Unknown Monsters, CFCCA, Manchester, February 20 - March 29

2013
Unknown Monsters, Blue Roof Art District, Chengdu, China, September 28 - October 13

2011
Ways of Looking, National Media Museum, September 30 - October 30
Re-Covering, Untitled Gallery, Manchester, June 17 - July 31

2010
People’s Art 2010, Touchstones Rochdale, October 23 - December 5
Mirabel Open Studios, Manchester, October 9 - 10
Lines of Desire, Oriel Davies Gallery, August 28 - November 3
Purveyors, Rogue Project Space, August 20 - 28
Northern Futures, the Civic, Barnsley, July 28 - September 10
A Horse walks into a Bar, Castlefield Gallery, June 18 - August 8
Save Us, Macclesfield Barnaby Festival, June 18 - July 4
Mill24, Islington Mill, Salford, April 24

2009
Mirabel Open Studios, Mirabel Studios, Manchester, December
This & That, Triple Base Gallery, San Francisco, September
Expo Leeds, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, 26-27 September
Didsbury Arts Festival 2009, Sous Chef, Manchester, 26 September - 3 October
Trade City, CHIPS Building, Manchester, July

2008
Startrunning D, Sandbar, Manchester, November
Interactive Arts Degree Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester, June
Cascade, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, February

2005
18 Modern Originals, CUBE, Manchester, June

Residencies
Fauna Automata: British Wild Boar, residency project in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, July 2011.

Whisper Residency with Sarah Sanders, Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, December 2009

An urban ecology of chance, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, April 2009

Awards
Northern Futures Awards 2010 - runner up in the Fine Art category.