Working as a collaborative duo since 2001, Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro’s practice reflects a preoccupation with the dynamics of global mobility, fallout of consumer society, and contemporary notion of home.
Combining a playful sense of humour and an engagement with art historical precedents, the duo's work is characterised by the deconstruction and reinvention of prefabricated structures and objects into extraordinary sculptures and installations. Readymade materials often feature in their work, including Lego, Ikea furniture, car and aircraft parts, dinosaur bones, and reconfigured architectural structures.
Claire & Sean won the Sulman Prize in 2022, and have had numerous survey exhibitions in Australia and internationally. The duo’s installation Life Span was included in Australia’s representation at the 53rd Venice Biennale, and the duo have been included in the Auckland Triennial (2013), the Australian Biennial of Art (2018), and Oku-Noto Triennale, Japan (2021). Recent solo exhibitions include Post-Haste (2021-22), Blue Mountains Cultural Centre; Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (2012-13), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and UQ Art Museum, Brisbane; Are we there Yet? (2011), Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC; REMS at La bf15 (2009), Lyon; The Paper Trail (2007), Art Gallery of New South Wales; and flatpack (2006) Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.