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Paul Clinton is a writer, curator and editor based in London, UK. For four years he was a senior editor at the international art and culture magazines Frieze and Frieze Masters. His work has been published in magazines including Frieze, the London Review of Books, Art Monthly,
The White Review, amongst others. Articles include on the artists Gustav Metzger, Cosey Fanni Tutti, David Goldblatt and Terry Richardson, the queer theorist Didier Eribon and on topics as diverse as class in the art world, solidarity within queer activism and the philosophy of Pierre Klossowski. In addition, he has also made short videos covering social mobility and interior design with Pablo Bronstein, curating fashion and staging biennials in the UAE.
In 2014, he curated the group exhibition 'duh? Art & Stupidity' featuring forty international artists, performances, new commissions and public artworks. His research on stupidity led
to an invitation to edit a special issue of the cultural studies and critical theory journal Parallax (Routledge), with contributions from philosophers and theorists Mieke Bal, Jane Blocker, Claire Colebrook and David Jenneman. The popularity of this issue led to a sold out curated film programme and symposium at South London Gallery. Amongst his other curatorial projects are film programmes for ICA London and Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, and the conference Shimmering World, which featured keynote lectures from artists Ed Atkins, Hannah Sawtell and David Panos.
Invitations to speak include at Whitechapel Gallery, Camden Arts Centre, Tate Modern, in London, Färgfabriken, Stockholm, and he has taught at Central Saint Martins, Goldsmiths, University of Reading and the Royal College of Art. He was also a founding member of the bands Maison Crimeneaux and No Bra, contributing to the latter's album Dance and Walk (2006).
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