PhD and MA, University College London; BA, McGill University, Montreal
Lauren specializes in contemporary art since the ‘90s with a focus on the intersection of art, politics and social change. Her research examines socially-engaged and participatory art practices that strive to create forms of experimental social modeling and political alternatives within conditions of globalization. Lauren’s research appears in various publications and through multiple papers delivered at College Art Association Annual Conferences and Association of Art Historians Annual Conferences. Lauren holds a BA from McGill University and a MA and PhD in History of Art from University College London, where she was an Overseas Research, Graduate Research, and Canadian Centennial scholar.
Lauren previously taught contemporary art history at University College London, Camden Arts Centre, and as an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths. She also curated exhibitions at Gasworks and International New Media Gallery, and notably co-organized Untitled (Labour): Contemporary Art & Immaterial Production at Tate Britain. Originally from Toronto, Lauren began her career at Heffel Fine Art Auction House & Gallery and continues to independently advise clients building contemporary art collections.