Charlotte Laubard


As Professor and Dean of the Visual Arts Department at HEAD – Geneva School of Art and Design, Charlotte Laubard’s research focuses on the uses and agency of art, on the impact of digital technology on a society undergoing profound cultural transformation, and on self-learning practices.

She is the co-founder of the «Société suisse des Nouveaux commanditaires» (New Patrons), which develops the participatory agenda for public art commissions in Switzerland. 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. She has also collaborated with numerous contemporary art institutions. In addition to curating several major exhibitions at CAPC, including “Sigma, avant-garde festival 1965–1996” (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 oeuvre commune” and was seen by an audience of circa 600.000 people. She is the curator of the Swiss Pavilion for the 2019 edition of the Biennale di Venezia.