theCoLAB is an independent curatorial practice which promotes the appreciation of contemporary sculptural practice in all its forms. It expands on theCoLAB programme (2011-17) which brought Sculpture Shock, SKULPTUR, Boyle Family World Series commission in association with artist-led organisation Royal British Society of Sculptors. theCoLAB sets up collaborations with partners across the commercial and private, art and non-art fields to support the careers of sculptors. Through site-specific commissions, residency programmes and exhibitions it acts as a platform for mentoring artists through the process of sculpting a living.
Claire Mander is a Trustee and Chair of the Steering Committee of UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and is one of its Women to Watch delegates. She sits on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Arts Grants Panel and various other selection panels. She is member of the Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art AICA and of the Association of Art Historians AAH. She holds an MA (Distinction) from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA Hons in French and History of Art from Edinburgh University. She has published two books and numerous catalogues.