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IASPIS Expert visit, Stockholm 3 – 8 January 2024

Charlene K. Lau is an art historian, critic and Curator of Public Art at Evergreen Brick Works.  Her research interests include the historical and contemporary avant-garde in art and fashion, the Gesamtkunstwerk, time-based media, and transgression.

She has held fellowships at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity; Parsons School of Design, The New School; and Performa Biennial. Charlene has also held teaching positions at Parsons School of Design, OCAD University, Toronto Metropolitan University, University of Toronto Scarborough, Western University and York University.

Photo: Don Lee

Her scholarly voice and curatorial work have been featured in The Guardian, PAPER, The Goods by Vox, The New Yorker and Studies in Costume & Performance; and her scholarly work has been published in Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, Fashion Theory, Journal of Curatorial Studies, The Routledge Companion to Fashion Studies (2021) and Visual Typologies from the Early Modern to the Contemporary: Local Contexts and Global Practices (Routledge, 2018).

She has written art criticism for Art in America, Artforum, TheAtlantic.com, The Brooklyn Rail, C Magazine, Canadian Art and frieze, among others.