Laura Clarke

Portrait: Laura Clarke
Laura Clarke is Arts Catalyst's Artistic Director and Joint CEO. Prior to her appointment at Arts Catalyst she was Curator at S1 Artspace in Sheffield (2017-19). Previously, she held curatorial positions at the Hayward Gallery, Barbican Centre, and Nottingham Contemporary. She holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, and has a background in Fine Art. She is also a founding member of Basic Channel, a collaborative itinerant curatorial platform supporting artistic research. 
She has given talks, led workshops and tutored at various institutions including Royal College of Art, Goldsmiths University of London, University of Lincoln and University of Huddersfield, where she was previously Associate Lecturer in Contemporary Fine Art. Her curatorial interests and research focuses on ecological and pedagogical modes of organising, and the critical potential of collective research and experimentation. 

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