Laura Herman (°1988, Brussels) is a curator and writer whose work focuses on spatial infrastructure and the relationship between architecture, the body and human experience.
Laura graduated from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard, 2016) in New York, and holds a master’s degree in Comparative Modern Literature (Ghent University, 2010).
Laura currently serves as a curator at La Loge, a Brussels-based space dedicated to contemporary art, architecture, and theory, where she worked on, among other projects, exhibitions by Sven Augustijnen, Andreas Angelidakis and Zoë Paul. She is editor of De Witte Raaf, a bimonthly art journal distributed in Belgium and The Netherlands, and she is a theory tutor at the department of Contextual Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE).
Laura is curator of The New Sanctuary, the 12th Satellite programme at Jeu de Paume in Paris, CAPC in Bordeaux, and the Museo Amparo de Puebla in Mexico in 2019-2020 including new commissioned works by Julie Béna, Ben Thorp Brown and Daisuke Kosugi. With Charlotte Van Buylaere, she is currently developing Family Fictions, an exhibition in Extra City Kunsthal (2019) which explores the ways in which artists examine, destabilise, re-invent, or reshuffle the concept of family, and asks whether we could rethink the vocabulary of “family” altogether. With Henry Andersen, she is the co-editor of the forthcoming publication The Floor is Uneven. Does it slope?, which takes the work and writings of Madeline Gins and Arakawa as a broad provocation to look at examples in which the built environment and the body work upon each other.
Laura’s reviews and essays have appeared in Mousse, Frieze, Spike Art Quarterly, Metropolis M, Bomb, De Witte Raaf, and elsewhere, and she has curated exhibitions and events including Natural Capital (Modal Alam), an exhibition and online publication (www.naturalcapital.online) produced in the context of Europalia Indonesia's Curatorial Award in collaboration with Charlotte Dumoncel D’Argence and Offshore Studio (Bozar, Brussels, 2018), Definition Series: Infrastructure at the Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York, 2016), Third Nature at the Hessel Museum (New York, 2016), The Office for Doubts and Desires at P!, (New York, 2016), and Wild Horses & Trojan Dreams at Marres (Maastricht, 2013). From 2013 to 2015, Laura served as an assistant curator at Z33, House for Contemporary Art, working on commissioned artworks in public space.