LAXART founding director Lauri Firstenberg to step down

LAXART. Photo: Michael Underwood

Lauri Firstenberg, founding director of the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organisation LAXART, will be stepping down form her position at the end of March to ‘pursue other career opportunities’, ARTnews reports. Until the board of directors finds a new candidate, deputy director Catherine Taft, who joined LAXART last October, will step in to oversee the programming for the rest of the year.

Firstenberg founded LAXART in 2005 while pursuing a Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture at Harvard, and since then, has produced ‘over 500 experimental exhibitions, public art initiatives, discursive programs and partnerships with leading institutions in the form of biennials and festivals,’ says Firstenberg. 

18 February 2016.