Laura Castagnini is a Melbourne based curator currently writing a thesis about contemporary feminist art. She was the 2009 Curator-in-Residence at Platform, and Producer for Tape Projects 100 Proofs exhibition for the 2010 Next Wave Festival. In 2008, she co-initiated and managed an artist run space, O Projects, and was awarded a Quarterbred artist grant and residency in Sydney. She has worked for Adelaide Fringe Festival, and for Next Wave as assistant to curator Tai Snaith for her 2008 project House Proud. Laura is also a practising artist; she holds a Bachelor of Visual Art (Painting) from Monash University and has exhibited in Australia, Italy and Japan. She is a recent recipient of an Australia Council Skills and Development Grant that will fund an internship at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, in 2010.