Independent Writer, Researcher & Curator 
Laura Algar
is an independent Writer, Researcher and Curator based between Norfolk and London.

Most recently at the Serpentine Galleries, London, she worked as Curatorial Assistant on James Barnor: Accra/London, A Retrospective (2021), and as Editorial Assistant for the accompanying exhibition catalogue; she has also produced research for numerous Serpentine projects and live events over the past four years.

She has previously produced exhibitions at Roman Road, London, including Natalia LL: Probabilities (2016), Thomas Mailaender: Ultraviolet (2016) and Antony Cairns: Process (2016). As Curator at ATLAS Gallery, London, she worked closely alongside photographer and educator Floris Neusüss to curate Light Works: The Art of the Photogram (2016), where she also produced exhibitions Ernst Haas: Reconstructing London (2015), Marc Riboud: Paris to Peking (2015), Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders (2015), and Spring Revolutions: May 1968 - A Tale of Two Cities (2014).

Together with her husband, Graphic Designer Chris Algar, she created Photolocale, a print publication featuring interviews with London-based photographic artists, and co-founded Amarra, an online journal profiling visual arts pratitioners in East Anglia - due to launch in 2021.

Since 2017 she has been providing private research services for professionals in the visual arts, along with copy-editing, transcription and ghost/writing in the form of essays, catalogue texts, and articles for industry periodicals.

Having been awarded a DYCP grant from the Arts Council in summer 2021, she is currently undertaking a period of research on arts intitiatives and practitioners across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex under the title A Topography of Arts and Culture in East Anglia. In addition to this, she is currently working on A Dark Pastoral, an exhibition project which will take place in 2022.

E: Laura.algar(at)outlook(.com)
M: +44 (0) 7960 852 989