Laura Preston is an artist and writer. Among other projects, she is currently working on books with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, BerlinMMK, Frankfurt am Main, and Council, Paris, as well as writing her doctorate with Sabeth Buchmann at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. An associate editor of documenta 14, she lived in Athens from spring 2016 to autumn 2017, following a guest curatorship at Portikus, Frankfurt am Main. Throughout, her practice has been interested in the relations between the work of art, its space of exhibition, and the politics of language. She lives in Berlin.

And other works
twenty years, Berlin
An exhibition of three paintings

Always Starts with an Encounter
Writing in artist’s book published by Radio Athènes, Athens; Sequence Press, New York; and MIT Press, Cambridge MA. Designed by David Reinfurt 

Postapocalyptic Self-Reflection
Edited with Tanja Widmann. Published by Westphalie. Book presentation at mumok and launch hosted by Felix Gaudlitz, Vienna

Varese Group
July 4–9, Binio

Post-Apocalyptic Realism
Edited with Tonio Kröner and Tanja Widmann. Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne and Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Varese Group
June 16–21, Pontida

Three Women
All-Collective Voices, Radio Athènes, Athens, with Quinn Latimer and Clara Schulmann

Next Spring: An Occasional Series of Reviews
Edited book series published by Atlas Projectos, Berlin and Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington

“From the Screen to the Firelight: Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Reassemblage
Lecture for the European Capital of Culture project Waiting for … (Archaeology of an Idea), Kim?, Riga. Curated by Alex Davidson

Editorial assistant of May, while on an artist’s residency, Cité internationale des arts, Paris

Michael Stevenson: An Introduction

Editor of monograph published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne; Portikus, Frankfurt am Main; and Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Artist’s residency, Toride Art Project, supported by the Japan Foundation, Tokyo


Alterations project space motivated by art and research and developed within the condition of free-time. A year-long series that tested interventions and proposals for exhibition formats

Curator of Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi, Victoria University of Wellington

Isa Genzken, Oil
Curatorial assistant of German Pavilion, Venice Biennale