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Robin Clark

Robin Clark , Talks and Journal Chair

Robin Clark is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley for the academic year 2019-2020.  In this role she develops content for VoCA Journal and mentors students who are studying art history and visual culture through a feminist lens. For five years Clark served as Director of the Artist Initiative at the San Francisco Museum of Modern art where she led interdisciplinary collection research projects that involved deep collaboration with living artists, and programmed SFMOMA’s Collections Center as a new site for teaching, learning, and collections care. She is an art historian and curator whose work has long encompassed intersections of contemporary art and architecture. Prior to joining SFMOMA she worked as an independent curator contributing essays to comprehensive catalogues on artists including John McCracken (David Zwirner Gallery, 2014) and Robert Overby (Mousse Publishing, 2014). She was assistant curator and a contributing author to the Eva Hesse retrospective exhibition and catalogue produced by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA and Yale University Press, 2002) and was curator of the Currents exhibition series at the Saint Louis Art Museum (2002-2007). Her more recent exhibitions and publications include Automatic Cities: The Architectural Imaginary in Contemporary Art (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2009) and Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative (University of California Press, 2011). Clark earned degrees in Art History from Smith College (BA), Boston University (MA) and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (PhD).

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