International Visitor Programme : September 2018

Robin Clark

Robin Clark

Robin Clark is Director of the Artist Initiative at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she leads interdisciplinary collection research projects that involve deep engagements with living artists. An art historian and curator whose work has long encompassed intersections of contemporary art and architecture, she is also founding editor of VoCA Journal, an online platform for artists and their collaborators. Prior to joining SFMOMA she worked as an independent curator contributing essays to comprehensive catalogues on artists including John McCracken (Zwirner, 2013) and Robert Overby (Mousse, 2014). She was curator of the Currents exhibition series at the Saint Louis Art Museum where she showed new work by Matthew Buckingham, Ellen Gallagher, Isaac Julien, Julie Mehretu, Rivane Neueschwander, and Neo Rauch, among others (2002-2007). Her more recent exhibitions with accompanying 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, 2011). She contributed to the catalogue for the exhibition, Mary Corse: A Survey in Light (Whitney Museum of American Art, 2018) and is the author of the first monograph on Larry Bell (Rizzoli, 2018). 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).