Lua Vollaard

External Examiner 2020 and Work Field Commission 2021-23

Lua Vollaard is a curator and writer with a background in visual culture, human rights research and photography. Interested in the broad intersection of technology and ideology, she has conducted projects for Frontier Imaginaries, steirichser herbst, Veem House for Performance, Project Arts Centre Dublin, and others. She worked as a researcher on the Forensic Architecture projects A Killing in Umm-al Hiran and Ground Truths, and has written for publications and organisations including Metropolis M and Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Lua is a curator at Stroom Den Haag, where she has facilitated Nøtel (The Hague) by Lawrence Lek, group exhibition De Dingen with the Embassy of the North Sea, Hybrid Peace by the Visual Culture Research Center, rite of access by left gallery, Towards a Black Testimony by Languid Hands, and has recently curated an edition of Uncertainty Seminars on communication in multispecies environments.

Lua holds an MA in Research Architecture from Goldsmiths University, and teaches image theory at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and at the MA Critical Inquiry Lab at Design Academy Eindhoven.