Born in the USA in 1986.
Clara Jo is an artist based in Berlin/Germany. She received a BA in photography from Bard College, New York/USA in 2008, and completed her studies as a master pupil in fine arts (Meisterschülerin in Freie Kunst) from the Institute for Spatial Experiments/Berlin University of the Arts in 2013.
Her work has been exhibited and screened at the Royal Academy of Arts, London/UK, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin, the Berlin State Museums (Hamburger Bahnhof museum, New National Gallery, Dahlem museums, Museum of Photography), at Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, the Academy of Arts, Berlin and the Alliance Ethio-Française d’Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia.
In 2020, she received the King’s Artists Residency at King’s College London. In 2019, she was awarded a studio residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris/France, supported by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. In 2018, she received the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and was the international artist-in-residence at the YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku/Azerbaijan.