FRED CLARKE

BIOGRAPHY

Work and Biography

Fred Clarke is an artist and music producer currently living and working in Johannesburg.

His work explores multiple themes, mediums and styles - predominantly ink on paper drawing, spray paint and printmaking. Inspiration is drawn from nature, mathematics, mark-making and intuitive process. His music is, in ways, a sonic counterpart to the visuals, exploring texture, electronic sound-scaping and polyrhythms.

 

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QUALIFICATIONS

2009

Graduated with a BA Fine Arts degree, with a major in English Literature at the University of Witwatersrand

 

RESIDENCIES AND WORKSHOPS

2013

Monoprint workshop at The Artist's Press

Proyecto ACE residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monoprint workshop at The Artist's Press

2011

Attended a monoprint workshop at The Artist's Press in White River

2010

 Attended a monoprint workshop at The Artist's Press in White River

Attended a monoprint workshop at The Artist's Press in White River

Attended a monoprint workshop at The Artist's Press in White River

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018

The Times solo Exhibition at Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

2015

"Let X Be" - Solo Exhibition at Hazard, Johannesburg

"Sudoku" solo Exhibition and Premath album release at Priest, Johannesburg

2015

"Inner Gong" drawing installation, Kamakura, Japan

2013

Solo exhibition at the Woodstock Exchange in the Maboneng Space,Cape Town

Solo Exhibition "Into Gondwana" at Rubixcube (work produced in Buenos aires at the ACE residency)

2012

 Solo Exhibition “Blueshift”  at Math Room

"Aya" Solo Exhibition at Math Room

Participant in Rebirth Day at Nirox Sculpture Park

2011

Ourspace hosted the Satellite Spaces opening exhibition

Exhibited on the Satellite spaces group show with the Untitled Gallery

April - Solo Exhibition "Scrap Ink" at Rubixcube Gallery

2010

Solo Exhibition at Article-Showcase, “Terrestria”

Exhibition at David Krut Projects “Monotype Project”

2009

Solo Exhibition at Ludwig’s Photographic “Alphabet Accidents"

2008

Exhibition in Project Room 001 at Art Extra (mixed media drawings)

2007

Solo Exhibition at WITS Substation “Outside in the Window"

2006

First Solo Exhibition at WITS Substation “Foreign Codes”

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

In the Forests of the Night Group Exhibition, CIRCA, Johannesburg

2015

Hazard group exhibition at The Cosmopolitan

2013

Group Show at Salon 91 (Cape Town)

2012

 “Offence and Seduction” joint exhibition with Carol Nathan Levin at Resolution Gallery

August - Exhibition with Bongani Khumalo at Math Room

September - Joburg Fringe Fair participant

2011

“Spectrum” Group Exhibition at CIRCA, Johannesburg

Opening Math Room show with Nicola Taylor

(Opening of Math Room Gallery at Arts on Main, Maboneng, that later became Rubixcube Gallery)

Exhibited at the 2nd Satellite Spaces group show – JH

Print exhibition at Wolves (JHB) with Niall Bingham and Murray Turpin

Re-Psyche group show at RubixCube Gallery

Joburg Joburg Group Exhibition participant (JHB)

Participant in the Nirox Winter Show

"Six of Lions" exhibition with MJ Lourens at Rubixcube

" Imago Mundi" with Dirk Bahmann and Carly Whitaker

Exhibiting Participant in The Centre for the Less Good Idea (II)

 

 

2006

Second Group exhibition (“GVHRCFC”) at WITS Substation

2005

Group Exhibition “GVHRCFC” with Gareth von Honschoonten and Robyn Cook

 

OTHER PROFFESIONAL ACTIVITIES

2017

Premath album release with Subtereannean Wavelength label

2018

Mathroom - Ohms album release

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2011

 Launched the Ourspace community centre project

Art Olympia Competition Finalist (Japan/International)

2018

Create the City Mural project, Johannesburg

 

 

AS CURATOR

2013

Co-founder/curator of Rubixcube Gallery

2011

Opened own exhibition space called Math Room at Arts on Main

Curated and participated in Hunter-Gatherer, a group Exhibition at Math Room

2014

Co-curated/hosted Jono Wood's solo "The Park" at Rubixcube Gallery

2015

Co-curated and exhibited in "Dirt" at Rubixcube.

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

2004

Winner of the Annual Tri Arts Competition

September - Semi Finalist in New York Competition - Charlatan Ink Prize