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.


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

2011 - 2013: Sichuan Normal University, Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL), Chengdu, China

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

Solo Exhibitions

Release, Xiangyunji Vegetarian Restaurant, Xiamen - June 2017

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

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

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

PAL Functions, The VAULT Gallery, Lancaster, October

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

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

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

Peoples 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

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

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

18 Modern Originals, CUBE, Manchester, June

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

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