Meeting Points 8, Mophradat
Lauren Wetmore is a Canadian curator and writer based in Brussels. She has initiated and contributed to exhibitions, biennials, publications and commissions internationally, working closely with artists in that space between the unstoppably abstract needs of an artwork and the immovably practical constraints of the world around it. As artistic and curatorial coordinator of Meeting Points 8, she contributed to the biennial of art from and in the Arab World, which took place at the Beirut Art Center (Beirut, 2017), La Loge (Brussels, 2016) and the Windsor Hotel (Cairo, 2016). As associate curator of Frieze Projects (London, 2014-2015) she co-commissioned twenty major new works in a variety of media by artist including Lutz Bacher, Rachel Rose, and Cerith Wyn Evans. As curatorial assistant to the 2013 Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, 2012-2014) she co-authored the biennial’s catalogue and oversaw its satellite public program The Apartment, with projects and presentations by over fifty international artists. As program coordinator of visual arts residencies at The Banff Centre (Banff, 2011), she produced Ragnar Kjartansson’s television spectacular Soiree TV. Her project The Conversation won the Encura curatorial residency at Fundació AAVC Hangar (Barcelona, 2015). Her writing has been published in C Magazine, Momus and Spike Art Quarterly, among others, and she has contributed to publications including Xavier Cha: abduct (MOCA Cleveland, 2015) and These Are the Tools of the Present: Beirut – Cairo (Sternberg Press, 2017). She holds a MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University (Toronto, 2011) and a BA in Art History and Gender Studios from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, 2008).
Image Credit: Celia Perrin Sidarous
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