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Clare Patrick

Clare Patrick

Adjunct Faculty

Clare Patrick is a curator, researcher and lecturer from Cape Town, South Africa. Her curatorial practice is grounded in encouraging international collaboration and connections, while her research focuses on anticolonial strategies of display and representation within arts institutions. She currently works between Cape Town, France and the UK and has curated exhibitions, presented at conferences and conducted workshops in various locations throughout South Africa, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, and Morocco.

EducationClare Patrick graduated from the University of Sussex with an MA in Art History with distinction in 2019, and holds a BA Fine Art and Art History from the Michaelis School of Fine Art with distinction from the University of Cape Town, graduating in 2017.

Teaching experienceAlongside her curatorial work, she has been teaching in various capacities since 2015. In 2015, she co-facilitated a photography workshop in Livingstone, Zambia with Ilizwi – holding daily classes and critique sessions culminating in a final exhibition with 14 young Zambian photographers. After participating in the L’AiR Arts Research residency in 2019, she initiated an ongoing exhibition and series of engagements, featuring over 50 artists from around the world. In 2020, she assisted on various Art History and Foundation art courses in Cape Town at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, which is the University of Cape Town’s Art School. In 2020 she was brought on board as the Art Director for No! Wahala Magazine, a publication focused on highlighting and celebrating contemporary African photography, while creating educational tools and resources for those interested in the industry. Central to her practice is encouraging international knowledge exchange and pursuing anticolonial photographic research.

Exhibitions and Published WorkHer work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in South Africa and internationally, including Norval Foundation, Cape Town (2022), Atelier 11, Paris (2022), Everard Read Galleries (2021), 1-54 Marrakech (2020) and AKAA Paris (2019). Her work has been published internationally in publications like Artthrob, No! Wahala Magazine and ASAI. She has presented at various conferences such as the South African Visual Arts Historians Annual Conference (2022) and the Association for Art History Annual Conference (2021).