Pablo Lafuente

Fine Art Programme; Exhibition Studies Pathway Leader (sabbatical 2013–14), MRes Art: Exhibition Studies

I have been an editor for the publishing and research organisation Afterall since 2005. Within Afterall, I have explored different approaches to art research and writing, and the implications these might have for artistic practice.

I am a Series Editor for the Exhibition Histories book series, which analyses the history of contemporary art through the detailed study of key exhibitions from the last 50 years. I am also an editor for Afterall Journal, which since 1998 has explored art practice in relation to its wider cultural, social and political context.

I also worked, from August 2008 to June 2013, as Associate Curator for the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, for which I developed a number of projects. Among these are the anthology 'Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia?', published by OCA and Koenig Books in 2012, and co-edited with Marta Kuzma, and Norway’s official representation for the 54th and 55th Venice Biennales (2011 and 2013).

I have written for periodicals including Afterall, Parkett, The Wire, Radical Philosophy, frieze and Art Monthly, and contributed to various books and exhibition catalogues. I am a Reader in Art, Context and Theory at Central Saint Martins, and I am currently working as part of the curatorial team for the 31st Bienal de São Paulo, opening in September 2014.

Visit the MRes Art: Exhibition Studies course page