Lou Forster was born in Paris in 1988.
He receives a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and Theater Studies and completes his master in 2012 at EHESS. His academic research is focused on "Exhibiting performance. Display and reenactment", having Patricia Falguières and Élisabeth Lebovici as his supervisors.
Since 2010 he works as an art critic and writes, among others, for A prior and Le journal des Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers and, from 2011 to 2013, he co-directs the art journal Art21. He publishes a number of articles on Walid Raad, Yvonne Rainer, Franck Leibovici, Claudia Triozzi, Juan Dominguez, Rabih Mroué, L'Encyclopédie de la Parole and others.
In 2013, he assists curator Pierre Bal-Blanc at the exhibition The Living Currency.
Then, in 2015, he curates the Laboratoire de Pensée (Think Tank) of FAR° Festival des Arts Vivants, in Nyon, Switzerland, inviting artists, performers and art historians to discuss and write about contemporary artistic production.
Since 2010 he has joined forces with Lénio Kaklea. He works as a dramaturge on Fluctuat nec Mergitur (2010), Arranged by Date (2012), Margin Release f/f (2015) and collaborates on the curatorial project Iris, Alexandra, Katerina, Mariela et moi, festival DansFabrik, Quartz-Scène Nationale de Brest.
He also acts as a dramaturge on Treasured in the Dark (spring 2015) by choreographer Thiago Granato and performes in Timelining (2014) by Gerard&Kelly at FIAC (fall 2014) and at the Guggenheim Museum (summer 2015).
Since 2014, he has teamed up with Jeanne Revel and Joris Lacoste to develop W method, a critical, practical and theoretical approach of performance in representation.
In fall 2016, he curates Lucinda Childs, Nothing personal (1963-1989), the first retrospective dedicated to the work of the American choreographer at the National center for dance (CN D) and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Pantin during the Festival d’Automne à Paris.
In 2016-2017, he participated to documenta 14 as curatorial assistant.