Anja de Klerk was born in Walvis Bay in 1984 and received a BA in Visual Arts (Fine Art) cum laude from the University of Stellenbosch in 2008. She works as an artist, ceramicist and exhibition maker and is concerned with material, object, art-anthropological and contemporary art studies. Anja has been an Africalia intern at Blank Projects, has taught studio practice at the University of Stellenbosch, is the owner of Curious Ceramics and is involved with Atlantic House studios in Cape Town. She also is an alumnus of the first Curatorial Intensive hosted by the Independent Curators International in New York in 2010.
During the course of her programme at the CCA she intends on exploring and exhibiting the work of three South African women artists – Bridget Baker, Jeanne Hoffman and Kathryn Smith – from a material studies perspective.