Lauren Guilford is a curator and art historian based in Los Angeles. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from University of California, Santa Barbara with a focus on Baroque art and critical theory. Guilford has over seven years of experience as an art advisor in New York specializing in modern and contemporary art. She has worked with international galleries, auction houses, institutions and private collectors to build their art collections, providing them with art historical research and market knowledge. Guildord also helped curate a three-part exhibition Open Source at Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin and Paris in 2014. Lauren is a candidate in the USC Roski Masters in Curatorial Practices and the Public Sphere Program where she is interested in researching and writing about alternative art spaces.