Clara Kim will become chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (LA MoCA), in September 1 of 2022.
Before thant, Kim has been The Daskalopoulos Senior Curator, International Art (Africa, Asia & Middle East) of Tate Modern, since November of 2015 to May of 2022.
Clara Kim’s role, which is funded by the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, will focus on the research, acquisition and exhibition of art from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, overseeing the curatorial department’s activities in relation to these regions. The D.Daskalopoulos Collection has established and been funding since 2010 a curatorial post in International Art to focus on contemporary and emerging international art, specifically from non-western regions, central to Tate’s commitment to broadening the geographical scope of the Collection.
Kim has worked in museums and non-profit organizations in the USA for the past fifteen years, including as senior curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and...gallery director/curator of REDCAT in Los Angeles. She is currently serving as a senior researcher at the Asian Cultural Complex in Gwangju and as programme advisor for Kadist Foundation. Recent curatorial projects include a mid-career survey of Abraham Cruzvillegas at the Walker Art Center, Haus der Kunst (Munich) and Museo Jumex and Museo Amparo (Mexico); an exhibition of Mark Bradford at the Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai); and An Album: Cinematheque Tangier, a project by Yto Barrada, and Minouk Lim: Heat of Shadows both at the Walker Art Center. She has also served on juries for Hugo Boss Asia Art Award, Sundance Film Festival, Creative Capital Foundation and United States Artists. Kim studied at the University of California, Berkeley (BA) and the University of Chicago (MA).