Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Lauren Mackler is a curator and writer based in Los Angeles. In 2010, she founded Public Fiction, a forum for staging exhibitions, performances and programs by contemporary artists and writers, as well as a journal with the same mission in print. Mackler has organized Public Fiction exhibitions and catalogues at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2012 & 2016); Artissima LIDO, Turin (2012); the Berkeley Art Museum (2013); Frieze Projects New York (2014); the Hammer Museum (2014); the MAK Center for Art and Architecture’s Schindler House (2018) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (January 2019). She is currently the managing editor of Sublevel — the literary magazine housed in the CalArts School of Critical Studies — and has been on faculty at the School of Visual Arts in New York, the UCLA Graduate Department of Art and Otis College of Art and Design. Mackler is a contributor to Artforum and various other publications. In 2015, she was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy in Rome. She is currently co-curating the next Los Angeles biennial, Made in LA 2020, at the Hammer Museum.