Ana Laura López de la Torre
(Montevideo, Uruguay, 1969) Artist, writer, educator. Her practice is community-based and involved with ideas of the “common good,” seeking to stimulate generosity, collaboration, and exchange, by pooling resources and producing communal knowledge. She holds an MA in Critical Arts Practice from Central St Martins College of Art & Design (London, 1997). Between 1996 and 2012, she lived in South London, developing projects commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Whitechapel Gallery, Gasworks, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, South London Gallery, among others. She has also carried out projects in Europe and Latin America. In 2013, she participated in the 9th Bienal del Mercosur (Porto Alegre, Brazil). While in London, she was a lecturer at the University of the Arts, specializing in performance and live art and in socially-oriented and political practices. There, she also co-founded the postgraduate seminar The Practice Exchange and SLAAG (Studying Latin American Art Group). Since 2017, she is a senior lecturer in charge of a Taller de Libre Orientación Pedagógica at the Instituto Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes of the Universidad de la República (Montevideo, Uruguay), where she also teaches at the Cultural Management postgraduate course of the Espacio Interdisciplinario of the same university.