Sonja Lau is an independent curator and cultural producer based in Berlin. Upon completing her Curatorial Masters at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, she was awarded a two years Fellowship for Cultural Innovation and most recently worked as Robert Bosch fellow in the context of Tirana and the region of South Eastern Europe, departing with a special interest in art after the end of the grand narratives. Her work and curatorial experiences include art institutes such as the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, or the German Hygiene-Museum (DHMD) in Dresden.
In the course of the last years, her work has increasingly tackled questions of site- and context-specificity, such as in „Ri-Pikturim“ (National Gallery of Tirana; 2008), a revision of Socialist Realism, or „TRY“¦AGAIN… BETTER. Cornelius Cardew / Korneljus Kardju in Tirana“ (National Historical Museum; 2012), a concert performance in collaboration with Christian von Borries, that was also featured at the Summer Intensive of the institute ICI – Independent Curators International in New York. From 2013 to 2014, she held a research position at the Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and is the 2015 curator-in-residence at Schloss Ringenberg, NRW, for which she collaborates with Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.