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Curator's Talk and Research Seminar Rob la Frenais

Dr Robert La Frenais

6 May, 2009
17.15 hrs – 19.00 hrs
Library Seminar A, Woodlane, Falmouth

7 May, 2009
10:30 - 12:30
Library Seminar C
Woodlane, Falmouth


Dr Rob La Frenais is a curator and critic, living in London and Ambialet, France, who has curated and produced interdisciplinary and visual art projects since 1987. Since 1997 he has worked with the Arts Catalyst, the science-art agency.

Before that he was a freelance curator and organiser working in a European context in various countries, including being the Chief Executive of the Edge Biennale Trust in London and Madrid and the Artistic Director of the Belluard-Bollwerk International in Switzerland.

In 1979 he founded the ground-breaking Performance Magazine which continued as an authoritative cultural voice in Europe until 1992.

He has a PhD in curatorial practice across disciplines and is an honorary Doctor of Arts at Dartington College of Arts.

Rob la Frenais will show and discuss various site and venue-based projects and commissions by the science-art agency (Arts Catalyst) from recent years, with an emphasis on collaboration. Artists include Aleksandra Mir, N55, London Fieldworks, Tomas Saraceno, Anne Brodie, Joanna Griffin, Ruth Maclennan, Nicolas Primat, Anthony Hall, Simon Hollington and Kyp Kyprianou, Chjris Oakley, Neal White and Ashok Sukumaran.

During the seminar on Thursday 7 May, Rob will discuss his practice as a curator, his PhD and subsequent research in curatorial practice across disciplines. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Both events are free but there is limited number of seats. To reserve your place please send email with your name and number of seats you wish to reserve to magda[at]falmouth[dot]ac[dot]uk.