Artistic Associate, Dramaturge
Lara Thoms is interested in socially engaged, site-specific and participatory possibilities in contemporary art. Lara recently presented ‘The Experts Project’, where she spoke with 150 unofficial experts as part of ‘Local Positioning Systems’ at the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney. Her inter-disciplinary projects have been presented at the Next Wave Festival, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Radial System V, Berlin, Media Arts Asia Pacific Festival, Raumars Finland, and the Australian Centre for Photography. Lara co-founded the site-specific Tiny Stadiums festival, is part of the ARI collective field theory, and is an occasional curator for Performance Space. She was an associate producer for the 2010 Next Wave festival and has been a board member of PACT centre for emerging artists since 2007.