Laura McLean-Ferris is Curator at Swiss Institute, New York, where she has curated numerous projects with artists including Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Olga Balema, Nina Beier, Nancy Lupo and Studio for Propositional Cinema. Other projects include Cally Spooner, And you were Wonderful on Stage for Performa 13 (2013); Geographies of Contamination at David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2014); Till the stars turn cold at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2015), Columbidae, a two-part show at Cell Project Space, London (2015) and Our Lacustrine Cities at Chapter NY (2015).
As a writer, she is a regular contributor to Artforum, ArtReview, Art-Agenda, frieze, Mousse, Rhizome and Flash Art International. She has written essays on the work of numerous artists, including Amelie von Wulffen, Alexandra Bachzetsis, Jean-Luc Moulène, Aleksandra Domanovic, Anne Imhof and Martine Syms, and has contributed catalogue essays for monographs on the work of Nina Beier, Deimantas Narkevičius, and Rachel Rose.
She was the recipient of the 2015 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for short form writing, and her book The Lacustrine was published in 2016.