Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Charlotte Lagro. I am an artist who works primarily with video. I am 27 years old. I studied Fine Arts at MAFAD, graduated in 2011. Since then I’ve been doing many exhibitions in the Netherlands and abroad. I’m passionate about cinema, video art and storytelling.
What do you consider your distinctive achievement?
My work wants me to be fearless and adventurous and that gives me great satisfaction.
What are you looking forward too?
Next week, on 10 December, the exhibition of the Parkstad Limburg Prijs is opening at SCHUNCK* in Heerlen. It is a regional prize and consequently a lot of the artists that are nominated I know personally or are my friends. After a lot of traveling around for work lately, in Europe and the USA, this exhibition to me feels a bit like homecoming.
Which advice would you give to other professionals?
What helped me a lot was going to international residencies. It really opened me up because you have to engage socially a lot and you learn to work under a lot of different circumstances. And new environments are super inspiring. So go to transartist.org and artandeducation.net and get yourself relocated.
What are the challenges that we need to come to make about cultural entrepreneurship more accessible?
I believe that accessibility starts with appreciation. Art is underrated in our society so everyone in the field should work hard to overcome that. I like to think I contribute to the appreciation of art by making video portraits of other artists for broadcasting stations and websites. Also by pursuing my own career. The second you follow your dreams, you give someone else the allowance to follow theirs.