Lauren O'Neal

Choreographic thinking in curatorial and visual arts practice
research interests: curation, pedagogy, experimentation, architecture, dance, museums, galleries, academia, artistic research, process, interdisciplinarity, choreographic thinking, open-endedness, poetics, co-imagining, installation, invisible research, curatorial dramaturgy
affiliation: University of the Arts Helsinki

Lauren O’Neal is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, arts administrator, and educator. O’Neal is pursuing doctoral research at the University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland, where she focuses on the intersection of choreography and visual arts and the performative aspects of curatorial process and space. O’Neal has exhibited her artwork and performed at the Portland Museum of Art, the Housatonic Museum of Art, Purdue University, the Institute for Contemporary Art Boston, and the Theater Academy of Finland. She has been a recipient of grants and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Nelimarkka Museum, and the Somerville Arts Council. She has presented at conferences including the European Artistic Research Network (EARN) Conference, the ICOM/UMAC conferences in Kyoto & Tokyo, the College Art Association Conference, the Annual Women & Society Conference, and the Nordic Forum for Dance Research. Most recently, she was the director and curator of the Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy and a visiting fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Currently, she is a senior lecturer at the Boston University Arts Administration Graduate Program.



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