Clara Kim

Clara Kim, The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art (Africa, Asia and Middle East)

Clara Kim, The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art (Africa, Asia and Middle East)

Work at Tate

Clara Kim is responsible for the research and acquisition of art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Working with a team of curators, she oversees four acquisition committees including the Middle East North Africa Acquisition Committee, the Asia Pacific Acquisitions Committee, the South Asia Acquisitions Committee and the Africa Acquisitions Committee. She also works on exhibitions and collection displays. She has curated exhibitions including a mid-career survey of the work of Abraham Cruzvillegas (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Museo Jumex, Mexico City; and Museo Amparo, Puebla, 2013–15); an exhibition of new work by Mark Bradford (Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, 2015); and An Album: Cinematheque Tangier, a project by Yto Barrada (2014), and Minouk Lim: Heat of Shadows (2012), both at the Walker Art Center.

Joined Tate 2016.

Professional expertise

Clara Kim has served on juries for the Hugo Boss Asia Art Award, Sundance Film Festival, Creative Capital Foundation, Herb Alpert Foundation and United States Artists. She also sat on advisory boards for the Kadist Foundation, Rockbund Art Museum, the Mayor’s Design Panel for the City of Los Angeles and the online publication East of Borneo. She previously served as senior curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and director and curator of REDCAT in Los Angeles.

Selected publications

‘Mark Bradford’s Abstractions of Place’, in Mark Bradford: Tears of a Tree, exhibition catalogue, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai 2015, 148pp.
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites, exhibition catalogue, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis 2013, 240pp.
‘Haegue Yang in conversation with Clara Kim’, in Wessen Geschicte: Vergangenheit in der Kunst der Gegenwart, Cologne 2009, 304pp.
‘Organization of Matter through Sympathy’, in Abraham Cruzvillegas: Autoconstruccion/The Book, exhibition catalogue, California Institute of the Arts and REDCAT, Los Angeles 2009, 220pp.
Contributor, Haegue Yang: Asymmetric Equality, exhibition catalogue, California Institute of the Arts and REDCAT, Los Angeles, and Sala Rekalde, Bilbao 2008, 216pp.
Renata Lucas, exhibition catalogue, California Institute of the Arts and REDCAT, Los Angeles 2007, 160pp.

Last updated April 2017.