Julia Rosa Clark was born in Cape Town. She spent the first few years of her life a stones throw from the Michaelis School of Fine Art and the remainder of her childhood at the foot of Devil’s Peak, not far from the main campus of the University of Cape Town. She attended school in the area, thereafter embarking on tertiary studies at UCT where she completed a BA(Fine Arts) followed by a Higher Diploma in Education with a focus on English and Art teaching. She has taught art and design at various secondary and tertiary institutions since 1998. Her interest in the pedagogical and systems of knowledge became a central concern in the body of work submitted for her Master in Fine Art (2004). Since graduating, she has had four solo exhibitions and has exhibited abroad. Her practice is interdisciplinary and engages conceptually with sensation, space, process and the methodology of installation. She is fascinated by collections and the place of the found object in Contemporary Art. She has been involved in various collaborative and curatorial endeavours beyond her individual practice, for example the curation of “Sing Into My Mouth” (2009).
She is currently a lecturer in Curatorship at the Michaelis School of Fine Art and also teaches painting and printmaking majors.
Detail from Paradise Apparatus (2010)