New Atelier KITLV-Framer Framed Artist in Residence

KITLV and Framer Framed are pleased to announce Clara Jo as the new Atelier KITLV-Framer Framed Artist in Residence. In the coming months, we will work closely with the artist in developing her project through workshops and conversations around art, archive and activism.

The Artist in Residence

Clara Jo is an artist based in Berlin. She is a graduate of Bard College (NY) and the Institut für Raumexperimente / Universität der Künste Berlin. Her work has been exhibited and screened at ARKO Art Center (Seoul), Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst (Oldenburg), Spike Island (Bristol), Royal Academy of Arts (London), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), and Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin).  From 2022-2023 she was in residence at Art Explora Paris.  From 2020-2021, she was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart. In 2018, she received the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship. She has presented her work on panels at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), King’s College (London), The Barbican Centre/The Trampery (London), and the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL London). More information about Clara’s previous work.

The Project

Epidemiological routes and ruptures in the Afrasian Sea: Clara Jo will pursue research that locates intersections, political entanglements, and ruptures along epidemiological routes embedded within the Afrasian Sea, which have often been narrated in flawed terms to bolster the imperial nautical imaginary. She is particularly interested in historical erasures and amnesia within the practice of quarantine, especially when looking at scars in the terrain as witness. By incorporating speculative narratives into her research, she questions how these stories feed into collective imaginations and fictions during moments of crisis.

Photo (above): Clara Jo. Photographer: Aisling McCoy.
Photo (below): Film still (c) Clara Jo.

Atelier KITLV

The Atelier KITLVFramer Framed Artist in Residence program aims to sponsor and support concrete, innovative, provocative, and societally relevant projects. Artists in residence work on urgent topics at the intersection of art and culture, academic research, and scholarship in the field of Southeast Asian and/or Caribbean Studies, and in relation to (post)colonial theory and discourse.

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