Founder/Director, ESTE ARTE | New York, NY
Laura Bardier (Montevideo, b.1976) is Executive Director of the James Howell Foundation (New York) and Director of ESTE ARTE International Contemporary Art Fair (Punta del Este). She has written on contemporary art in publications such as Domus, Arte al Día, Review, and has curated several exhibitions including ‘Robots’ at PAN in Naples (2008), ‘Los Impoliticos’ en PAN de Nápoles (2009) and ‘Richard Garet: Espacios no-Eucildeos’ at the EAC of Montevideo (2007). She has organized international panels and conferences including 2nd Forum on New Media Art, the 1st Forum on Documentation and Art and the New Media Art radio series for MoMA-PS1 radio, at the 52nd Venice Biennale.
In 2002 she collaborates with the Municipality of Naples, to create the first municipal center for contemporary art. From 2004-08 she served as curator at PAN, Naples Museum of Contemporary Art, where she oversaw contemporary programming and started the museum’s video art collection. Between 2008-10 she plays the role of curator of the private collection of Jonathon Carroll (New York / London), between 2010-13 in the collection of Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky (New York). Bardier received his master’s degree in new media curation at the Donaü Universität, Austria (2002). She is a member of the National Committee of Visual Arts of Uruguay, and has been a jury in several awards, such as the Cezanne Prize of the French Embassy in Uruguay and the Parsons School of Design.