Laurens Otto
curator, writer, editor

celador, Brussels, Belgium, 2023-present

curator, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, 2020-2023

curator Mark Manders - The Absence of Mark Manders (in Woning Van Wassenhove), 2023

publication House with All Existing Words (Roma Publications)



Stir World

curator Fruits of Labour (group exhibition), 2023

Artists: Simon Boudvin, Andrea Büttner, Cercle d'Art des Travailleurs de Plantation Congolaise, Timo Demollin, Jean-Luc Godard, Dionisis Kavallieratos, Ives Maes, Lala Meredith-Vula, Jamilah Sabur, Allan Sekula, Marie Voignier

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Contemporary Art Library

De Witte Raaf

curator Magali Reus - On Like Scenery, 2022

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Cultured Mag

De Witte Raaf

Contemporary Art Writing Daily

curator Blindsight - Manon de Boer in dialogue with Latifa Laâbissi and Laszlo Umbreit, 2022

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publication Another Ghost Party (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König)

film Ghost Party (2), 2022

L'Art Même

curator Terre Thaemlitz - Interstices (in Woning van Wassenhove), 2021

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Recent publications (selection):

editor, Manon de Boer & Latifa Laâbissi - Another Ghost Party (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, 2023)

Contributors: Manon de Boer, Fabian Flückiger, Ailton Krenak, Latifa Laâbissi, Olivier Marboeuf, Laila Melchior, Laurens Otto, Suely Rolnik

editor in chief, RESOLUTION Magazine #1 Hot Pictures (Antenna Books, 2021)

Contributors: Caszimir Cleutjens, Femke Herregraven, Rick Goss, Christopher C. Heuer, Caroline A. Jones, Alexander Klose, Giacomo Mercuriali, Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou, Clara Thomine, Wan-Yin Chen, Matthew C. Wilson

'The Exhibition Format as a Vector for Institutional Change,' Everything is New, ed. Nikolay Alutin, De Appel, 2020.

Culture as Industry as Culture, ed. Timo Demollin, 2020.

managing editor, Critique in Parctice. Renzo Martens' Episode III: Enjoy Poverty (Sternberg Press, 2019)

'This Time It's Personal: Politics as an Expansion of the Self,' The Name of the Author, Sandberg Instituut, 2018.

'De Terugkeer van het Portret. Being: New Photography in het MoMA,' De Witte Raaf 195, 2018.

'Rana Hamadeh: On the Threshold of the Law' & 'Saskia Noor van Imhoff: Disorganising Order,' Prix de Rome 2017, NAI Publishers, 2017.

Recent lectures and panel discussions:

Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam; WIELS, Brussels; Yale School of Art, New Haven; ISCP, New York City; Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA), Paris; Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; Museum De Pont, Tilburg


What Stories Want, MORPHO & Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp, 2021.

curator, Het HEM, Zaandam, Netherlands, 2019 - 2020.

associate curator, Institute for Human Activities, Lusanga, DR Congo, 2016 - 2019.

assistant curator, Council, Paris, France, 2015 - 2016.