After working in various art, video and community projects during the mid to late 70s Rob La Frenais became the founding editor of Performance Magazine in 1979., a significant cultural voice of the 80's and early 90s. In 1987 he became an independent curator, working on touring exhibitions in the UK including Confrontations, Last Sweat of Youth and At the Edge.. He was the director of the EDGE Biennale in London, Newcastle, Glasgow and Madrid in 1988, 1990 and 1992 and continued working as an independent curator throughout the early 90's, directing seasons and festivals, in Switzerland (where he first worked with Marko Peljhan, instigator of the Makrolab), he South Bank and the ICA, London , the CCA in Glasgow, and working with James Turrell on the first stage of his Skyspace for Northern England.. In 1997 he joined forces with Nicola Triscott in The Arts Catalyst to become Curator of the science-art agency. (see Nicola Triscott's biography). In 1999 he became the first curator to go on a zero-gravity flight, paving the way for a number of artists flights and space activities organised by the Arts Catalyst.