Arts Writer, Curator, The Lab, Daily Serving | Art Practical
Originally from Alabama, Jackie Clay is an Oakland-based writer and curator. She is the Communication Manager for the Bay Area-based online magazines, Daily Serving | Art Practical (DASP). She is the Special Projects Manager at The Lab in San Francisco’s Mission District. Current upcoming projects include The Zz Show with The Rocca Family (artists and curators Ola El-Khalidi and Diala Khasawnih).
A graduate from California College of the Arts with dual-interdisciplinary degrees, her intellectual practice centers on black visual culture – which is not limited to work produced by people of the African diaspora – and takes on less explicit uses of race in contemporary art and criticism. She writes and researches performance and video, particularly work by women from the late 1960s to 1990s. She is in the process of curating two independent projects one in gallery, the other in West Oakland’s Lower Bottoms.