28 Nov 2018
Meet the Curator: Ceci Moss and Rob La Frenais
Ceci Moss. Photo: Suzy Poling
Rob La Frenais. Photo Tania Candianai
Welcome to the first Meet the Curator discussion of 2018. This May, curator in residence Ceci Moss, at HICP—Helsinki International Curatorial Programme— and freelance curator Rob La Frenais will introduce their practices and current research in a public event followed by a conversation.
The event will take place at Frame Contemporary Art Finland (Ratakatu 1b A 9, 00120, Helsinki) on the 15th of May from 3-5pm. A warm welcome to everyone!
Ceci Moss is a curator, writer and educator based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Gas, a mobile, autonomous, experimental and networked platform for contemporary art located in a truck gallery parked around Los Angeles and online. Her academic research addresses contemporary internet-based art practice and network culture. Her writing has appeared in Rhizome, Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum, The Wire, CURA, New Media & Society and various art catalogs.
Moss has a MA and PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University, and a BA in History and Sociology from U.C. Berkeley. Previously, Moss was Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Special Projects Coordinator at the New Museum. She has held teaching positions at the San Francisco Art Institute, Scripps College and New York University.
Rob La Frenais is an independent curator, working internationally with artists entirely on commissions. He believes in being directly engaged with the artist’s working process as far as possible, while actively widening the context within which the artist can work. For 17 years, La Frenais was based at The Arts Catalyst, the science-art organisation. There he developed ambitious artistic programmes and was the first curator to ever experience zero gravity. His last exhibition there in 2014 was Republic of The Moon
More recent projects include Aerosolar/Space Without Rockets and ‘Aerocene’ by Tomas Saraceno, University of Texas, El Paso and White Sands Desert, New Mexico; No Such Thing as Gravity, FACT, Liverpool and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; When the Future was About Fracking, Centrespace at Dundee Contemporary Arts; and Exoplanet Lot, Maison Des Arts Georges Pompidou. He writes regularly for Art Monthly UK and Makery.info in France.