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How it started

Founder of ArtistPA Lara van Oudenaarde (MA Fine Arts, Leiden Uni (Nl),

Manama in Curating, Ghent Uni) has experience in various creative domains such

as communication, organization, fundraising and research. She was curatorial assistant

and manager of international press trips for Jan Fabre at Venice Biennale and

Manifesta12, Palermo. Lara knows the value of highly personal guidance and

long-term partnerships.


Lara joined Starterslabo in 2020, a Startup programme in Ghent that enabled the

transformation from freelance to full-time cultural mediator. She developed lasting

collaborations with Arne Sierens, Tom Herck, Hassan Khayoon and

Beefcake Publishing (Ghent), among others.


ArtistPA's mission is to support and promote contemporary art and culture. Connecting

the creative sector with other sectors and with current social themes, ArtistPA anchors art

in our daily lives. ArtistPA develops an innovative program with a clear vision of the

concept and the intended audience.


Qualifications & Experience Lara van Oudenaarde:


· MA of Fine Arts -Art History-, Leiden University (Nl)

· Manama in Curating Contemporary Art, Ghent University


.  Currently; Direction assistant Hassan Khayoon for `Antigone`

.  Currently; PR & Production for sustainable & social cultural projects, region Genk & Ghent

   in collaboration with cultural entrepreneur Kristof Schurmans (Belgium, from 2022)


.  Press Officer at Monty Theatre, Antwerp, 2022

.  Production assistant Chokri Ben Chikha, Flemish Masters (Belgium/Dubai), 2022

.  Freelance PR assistant for Beefcake Publishing Ghent, 2021-2022 

.  Production assistant Hassan Khayoon for `Uterus`, 2020



· Curatorial assistant for the exhibition 'The Artist/Knight', Kasteel van Gaasbeek, 2017


· Manager of international press journeys for Jan Fabre at: Venice Biennale, 2017,

  Manifesta12,  Palermo, 2018 and the 'Oro Rosso' exhibitions in Naples, 2019 

· Press assistant of artists Tom Herck, Burning Man, 2019, Nevada (US)
 Jan Fabre and the international glass artist collective 'Gent Glas' (Be) 


.  Communication contact of theatre director/producer Arne Sierens during the production

   `Mouchette, de remake`  Minard, Ghent and BUDA, Kortrijk (Be), 2020

· Communication contact of artist Jan Fabre 2018-2019



· Copywriting & editing for artists Jan FabreTom Herck (Be) and The Art Document

  Company (Nl) in Dutch, English, French


· Communication and tour organiser Flemish Parliament for the exhibition

 'Raoul De Keyser, De dingen die ik zie', 2011

· Researcher book and TV programme 'Onmetelijk optimisme, Kunstenaars en hun

  bemiddelaars in de jaren 1945-1970', De Witte Raaf, 2008


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