Rob La Frenais
Rob La Frenais (GB) is possibly the first curator ever to float around in space!
Rob La Frenais is curator of The Arts Catalyst, the UK's art-science agency founded in 1992. He has curated major installations, performance, technology and art/science commissions both in museums and public places since 1987, and has worked with many major international artists ranging through James Turrell, Marina Abramovic, Stelarc, Orlan, Erik Hobijn, James Acord and Jan Fabre. He has directed major arts festivals in England, Scotland, Switzerland and Spain.
Between 1979-1988 he was the editor of Performance Magazine, an international cultural journal publishing over 70 issues. Between 1970 and 1979 he worked with video in both an art and a community setting. With the Arts Catalyst he has curated Atomic, a controversial show about art and nuclear materials, Gravity Zero, an ongoing collaboration between French space dancer Kitsou Dubois, the European Space Agency and Imperial College, London.
He experienced weightlessness in a zero-gravity parabolic flight at the Yuri Gararin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City Moscow - possibly the first curator ever to float around in space!