Cairo Clarke is a London based independent curator and writer working across contemporary art and cultural spheres with a particular focus on interdisciplinary & performance-based practices. Clarke is most excited by instances for art that open out discourse to critical states of engagement and participation with diverse audiences. Clarke seeks to challenge the way historical institutions and galleries approach curating contemporary art, working collaboratively and sensitively in relation to the world we live in taking an intersectional approach.
Most recently Cairo Clarke launched SITE; an initiative supporting artists and socio-political practices to circulate in performances, commissions printed matter and exhibition projects. The first edition of SITE was part of The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Radical Reading Room From May-Oct 2019. Clarke’s curatorial project Touch Sensitive took place as a series of art interventions and performances at Yinka Shonibare CBE’s Guest Projects in 2017, since then she has worked as Curator at DKUK, Assistant Curator for TFL’s Art on the Underground, Kunstraum London, writing for the likes of King Kong Magazine, Dazed, with commissioned texts from ASC Gallery, KM-Künstlerhaus, Arcadia Missa and Dateagle Art. Cairo is part of Asia-Art-Activism and is currently researcher in residence until April 2020.