Known equally well for his stage designs and innovative photography, David Buckland (°1949 London) was a student at the London College of Printing 1967-70 and had his first solo exhibition in 1982 at the Northern Arts Gallery, Newcastle. Since then, he has had numerous international exhibitions including solo exhibitions at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, The National Portrait gallery in London and the Espace Photo, Paris. His work is included in, amongst others, the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and the Metropolitan Museum of New York.
In 2001, Buckland created the international Cape Farewell project, which brings artists, visionaries, scientists and educators together to build an international collective awareness and the cultural response to climate disruption. In 2009, the artist curated eARTh for the Royal Academy, London, followed by a number of curated exhibitions such as Carbon 12 for Paris, 2012 and Carbon 13 for the Ballroom, Marfa Texas, 2012.
Buckland produced the films Art from the Arctic, 2006 for the BBC and Burning Ice, 2010 for Sundance.
His current works enable events to be created, performed and then recorded through lens-based technology. The recorded information is then transformed and manifested through process to have the physicality and emotional presence of a tactile object.