58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
11 May - 24 Nov 2019
06 Mar 2018
Charlotte Laubard appointed curator of the Pavilion of Switzerland at the Biennale di Venezia in 2019
About the curator
As Professor and Head of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD – Geneva School of Art and Design, Charlotte Laubard’s research focuses on the uses and value of art, on the impact of digital technology on a society undergoing profound cultural transformation, and on self-learning practices. Currently the artistic director of the LiveInYourHead space in Geneva, she is also the co-founder of the «Société suisse des Nouveaux commanditaires» («New Patrons»), which develops the participatory agenda for public art commissions in Switzerland, and where she now serves as responsible and mediator.
Holding a master in art history, Charlotte Laubard was director of CAPC, Musée d’art contemporain of Bordeaux, from 2006 to 2013, where she developed a multi-faceted programme of 50 temporary exhibitions and over 200 multidisciplinary events. In 2006, she worked as a consultant for the Victor Pinchuk Foundation on the opening of its contemporary art centre in Kiev, and she has also collaborated with numerous contemporary art galleries, festivals and institutions. In addition to curating several major exhibitions at CAPC, including Sigma, avant-garde festival 1965–96 (2013), the Michel Majerus retrospective (2012), and Jim Shaw, Left Behind (2010), Laubard recently served as the Artistic Director of the 2017 edition of the Nuit Blanche in Paris, a venture that brought together some 30 projects striving to «Faire œuvre commune».
The members of the jury for the Swiss Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2019 are
Jacqueline Uhlmann, Head of Fair Management and Communication, LISTE Art Fair, Basel
Laurence Bonvin, artist, Berlin
Balthazar Lovay, Director of Fri Art, Fribourg
Michele Robecchi, author and curator, London
Christina Végh, Director of Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover