BIOGRAPHY


Lauren Reid is a cultural professional working across exhibition-making, anthropology and film. She is Co-Director of insitu collective, Lecturer in Curatorial Practice at Node Centre for Curatorial Studies, Co-Founder of the Project Space Festival Berlin and a PhD Candidate in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Freie Universität, Berlin with the project Thinking Beyond the Final Frontier: Perception and Representation of Outer Space in Thailand.

Reid’s research results in exhibitions, writing and moving images that combine cultural artefacts, documentary sources, field recordings, artworks and artistic references. In her curatorial practice, she creates immersive experiences that activate all the senses - touch, sound, sight, smell and even taste - as a method to bring audiences inside the world of a topic, be it outer space, a future nuclear waste repository, or a fictional character.

Research interests

outer space, anthropocene, spirituality, animism, human futures, PSI experiences, film-as-exhibition/exhibition-as-film, curating



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ABRIDGED CV


Education

2007
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
2001-06
Bachelor of Arts (Visual) / Arts, Australian National University, Canberra


Selected curatorial projects

2019
I dreamed I was a house Casino, Luxembourg, LU co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2018 
Beyond the Final Frontier Subhashok the Arts Centre, Bangkok, TH
2017
Corridor III: Valdemar Daa Viborg Kunsthal, DK co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2017
Corridor II: Pachamama insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2016
Thinking like a forest screening evening for Elsa Salonen’s solo exhibition Guided by the Stars of the Southern Hemisphere, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, DE
2016
The Overflow Untitled for Film, Chiang Mai University, TH
2016
Corridor I: Onkalo insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2016
Charles insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2016
Madeleine insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2015
Jonny insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2015
Vic insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2015
Framework 6: parallelisms insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr and Gilles Neiens as insitu collective
2015
O.K. The Musical (Dress Rehearsals) KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE co-produced with Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr as insitu collective
2015
Framework 5: O.K. The Musical (Pre-Production) insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr as insitu collective
2014
2014
A Brief History of Memory IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU
2014
Spectral Reverberations, Light & Wire Gallery, online formerly at lightandwiregallery.com/
2014
Framework 3: meet your idol insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr as insitu collective
2014
Project Space Festival: Magic Tricks insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr as insitu collective
2014
Framework 2: feel at home insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr as insitu collective
2014
Framework 1: extrasensory bonds insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr as insitu collective
2014
Prologue: relationships, networks and connections insitu, Berlin, DE co-curated with Marie Graftieaux and Nora Mayr as insitu collective
2013
Untitled Prophecies, Node Center, Berlin, DE with Perla Montelongo (ongoing)
2013
As Everything Moves Meinblau e.V. Berlin, DE mentor to Node Center Autumn Resident Curators
2013
Dysraphic City Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, DE mentor to Node Center Summer Resident Curators
2013
FAIL! Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, DE mentor to Node Center Spring Resident Curators
2012
Blows to the Temple Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE mentor to Node Center Winter Resident Curator
2012
Letters from the field Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, DE mentor to Node Center Summer Resident Curators
2012
p.s. João Cocteau, Berlin
2012
Out of the black, REH Kunst, Berlin
2012
The Doors of Perception: Cinema Cycle Altes Finanzamt, Berlin, DE co-curated with Lorenzo Sandoval
2012
Nuno Vicente, Sculptures made of earth, fire, water, air (part I) João Cocteau, Berlin, DE
2011
Material Conversion Grimmuseum, Berlin, DE co-curated with Maria Lanko and Wyatt Niehaus
2011
Grantpirrie Gallery Window Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney, AU
2010
The Garden of Forking Paths Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney, AU co-curated with Tony Stephens

Talks & teaching

2019
Conceptualising Exhibitions series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews at the Vilnius Academy of Arts, LT
2018   
Beyond the Final Frontier presentation and panelist at the International SETI conference by Indonesian Space Science Society, Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta, ID
2018
Imagining Our Futures in Outer Space workshop at HONF Lab as part of at International SETI conference by Indonesian Space Science Society, Yogyakarta, ID
2018 
Imagining Our Futures in Outer Space workhop at S.A.C. Art Lab and Residency, Chiang Mai, TH
2017
The Next Big Thing: Futures of Exhibitions workshop at European Cultural Academy, Venice, IT
2017
Introduction to Curating: Developing Concepts workshop at Paratissima Skopje, Skopje, MK
2016 - ongoing
Key Moments in the History of Curating online course at Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, DE
2015
Creative Writing in Three-Dimensions - Can an exhibition be a story? workshop at Silpakorn University, Bangkok, TH
2015
2014 - ongoing
Expanding Exhibitions: innovative approaches to exhibition-making online course at Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, DE
2014
Haunted Thresholds and an introduction to interdisciplinary curating lecutre at Institut für Ethnologie, Georg-Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, DE
2014
Synaesthesia and the Unseen talk with Rebecca Partridge, Friends with Books Art Book Fair Berlin, Café Moskau, Berlin, DE
2014
The independent art scene in Berlin talk with Marie Graftieaux, Nora Mayr, insitu, Berlin for MFA Studio Berlin, College of Arts and Science, American University, Washington DC
2013
Professional Presentation for Artists and Curators workshop at Node Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin, DE

Texts & publications

2018
Taiki Sakpisit: Until The Morning Comes, for the eponymous exhibition, Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok
2014
Lauren Reid, Karin Klenke, Andrea Lauser (Eds.) Haunted Thresholds: Spirituality in Contemporary Southeast Asia, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
2014
Exhibition text for Never Forever by Jai McKenzie, Artistic Bokeh, Vienna
2014
'Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing' for Unconditional Belief, artist book created and edited by Art Labor
2014
'Scaling the Sublime' for exhibition A Planetary Order, curated by Rebecca Partridge, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin (artists: Martin John Callanan, Rebecca Partridge, Katie Paterson)
2013
'What is the future of art?' IS IT ART OR IS IT JUST? #trendbook s/s 2014 New: Art Center, Rotterdam (written with Perla Montelongo under collaborative project: ‘Untitled Prophecies’)
2013
'Peel Slowly and See: Popular music in the artistic practice of Song-Ming Ang' ISSUE 2: Echo, The Poetics of Translation, ISSUE Art Journal, Singapore: LASALLE College of the Arts, August 2013
2012
'Truth to Materials: Arlo Mountford' for exhibition: The social life of things, curated by Alicia Renew, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Press

Contemporary art for everyone, Nicolai Lisberg, Scan Magazine, Issue 102, July 2017
Die 100,000 Jahre-Warnung: Atomare Gruppenausstellung bei insitu, taz, 10 - 16/11/2016
Einblick 647, interview for taz, 10 - 16/11/2016
February exhibitions: Six not to miss, Amanda Ribas Tugwell, Exberliner, February issue 2016
This Exhibition Explores Dementia Through Sensations, Will Furtado, Sleek Magazine [online] 02/02/16
Alles zerbricht: die Schau Madeleine im Projektraum insitu umkreist das Thema Demenz, Tip Issue 04/2016 11 - 24 February
A girl called Jonny, Amanda Ribas Tugwell, Exberliner, December issue and online 16/12/15
Kennst du eigentlich schon Jonny? (Begegnung mit einem fiktiven-Charakter), Libertine Magazine, December 2015, pp. 82 - 85
A GIRL CALLED JONNY, Katy Shields, PETRIe [online] 07/12/15
'Jonny' - A Show Where Pleasure Is Your Guide, Sleek Magazine [online] 05/09/15
A Girl Called Jonny. Insitu, Jerry Saltz, Sex and Money, An Paenhuysen, [online] 27/10/15
6 Must Sees der Berlin Art Week, Anika Meier und Philipp Hindahl, Artefakt [online] 10/09/15
The Best Non-Profit Spaces in Berlin, Nicole Rodriguez, ARTSlant [online] 09/09/15
Wilkommen in Berlin “Vic”!, Monopol magazine, September 2015
Vic at insitu Berlin, Carla Fernández, Daily Serving [online] 16/08/15
Berlin Extra, Air Berlin magazine, August 2015
Freie Kunsträume in Berlin: Aktzeichnen to go, Ingeborg Wiensowski, Spiegel Online [online] 11/08/15
False Idols: Insitu Examines Celebrity, Penny Victoria Rafferty, Sleek Magazine [online] 22/07/15
Spaces to Watch: 5 questions for insitu in Berlin, Spike Art Magazine [online] 14/05/15
The Alchemy Of Curating. "Framework 6: Parallelisms", Part 2 at insitu, An Paenhuysen, [online] 19/04/15
Project Space Festival Berlin, Jesi Khadivi, Eyeout: the mobile art guide [online] 26/08/14
THE FLUX OF SPACE: BERLIN'S PROJECT SPACE FESTIVAL, Ally Bishop, Runway magazine [online] 15/07/14
In conversation with insitu, Ashton Chandler, Art:I:Curate [online] 17/03/14
Out of the black – Raumerweiterungshalle Berlin, Jeni Fulton, Berlin Art Link [online] 15/01/12
BLACK HOLES AT REH KUNST, Niche Art and Architecture, Berlin [online] 14/01/12