Clare Patrick, South Africa / United Kingdom
Clare Patrick is a curator and writer from Cape Town, South Africa. She graduated from the University of Sussex with an MA in Art History, and a BA Fine Art from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. She has curated exhibitions and presented workshops across South Africa, in the UK, France, Ireland and Morocco.
Clare currently occupies various roles, working as an independent curator and museum worker in Paris, Cape Town and around the UK. Recently she was the Exhibitions Manager at Norval Foundation in Cape Town, leading on several installations and publications, and curating Uncover, a solo exhibition of work by Iranian-born artist Kamyar Bineshtarigh as well as Horizon, an exhibition that considered artists interpretations of the South African landscape, from the early 20th Century to the contemporary. Additionally, she is the Art Director for No! Wahala Magazine, a publication focused on highlighting and celebrating contemporary African photography, and works as an independent curator, focused on international collaboration and photographic research.
After participating in L'AiR Arts residency in 2019, Clare remains involved in several ongoing projects in support of the L’AiR Arts programme, including Atelier 11 cultural heritage project. In September 2022, she was a curator in residence at Atelier 11 for the exhibition titled Neighbours / Des Voisin.e.s,