Clare Patrick, South Africa / United Kingdom
Clare Patrick is an independent curator, writer and educator focusing on installation projects and research-based practices. She is guided by collaborative engagement, and interested in the potentialities of spatial interaction and how contemporary art can be a tool for engaging with histories anew. Through her curatorial projects she seeks to create exhibitions that prompt rearticulation and interaction, drawing on an appreciation for multisensory projects that challenge existing models of presentation and display.
Clare 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 is the 2023/24 Curatorial Fellow at NXTHVN in the USA, having previously held roles such as Exhibitions Manager at Norval Foundation in Cape Town, Gallery Coordinator at The Lightbox, UK, and lecturer at the Paris College of Art. Additionally, she is the Art Director for No! Wahala Magazine, a publication focused on highlighting and celebrating contemporary African photography. Clare has curated exhibitions and presented workshops across South Africa, in the UK, France, Ireland and Morocco.maintains an
After participating in L'AiR Arts residency in 2019, Clare remains involved in advisory role, supporting L’AiR Arts curatorial programming and Atelier 11 cultural heritage project. In September 2022, she was a curator in residence for the exhibition titled Neighbours / Des Voisin.e.s as part of the European Heritage Days.