Lauren Wetmore

A Canadian curator and writer based in Brussels, Lauren Wetmore is currently researching a project entitled Monarch, an investigation on the role of artistic practices in recovering memories erased through psychological experiments conducted by the CIA in Canada under the codename MKUltra. Based on the work of artists and survivors of MKUltra, Wetmore pursues her reflection on underrepresented narratives in contemporary art and the boundaries between artistic practices and seemingly unrelated worlds.


Lauren Wetmore is a curator and writer based in Brussels. She has contributed to exhibitions, biennials and commissions internationally, including Frieze Projects (London, 2014 and 2015); the 2013 Carnegie International (Pittsburgh); and Meeting Points 8 at the Beirut Art Center (2017), La Loge (Brussels, 2016) and the Windsor Hotel (Cairo, 2016). She has also held positions at The Banff Centre, Barbican Art Gallery and her project The Conversation won the Encura curatorial residency at Fundació AAVC Hangar (Barcelona, 2015). Wetmore is currently cohost and producer of Momus: The Podcast. She was short-listed for the 2016 International Awards for Art Criticism and has contributed to publications including Xavier Cha: abduct (MOCA Cleveland, 2015) and These Are the Tools of the Present: Beirut – Cairo (Sternberg Press, 2017). She holds a MFA in Criticism & Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and a BA in Art History and Gender Studies from the University of British Columbia.