Barbara Clausen lives and works in Montreal. She is currently a guest professor at the art history department at the Université du Québec à Montreal, Canada. Since the late 1990s she has worked at Dia Art Foundation (New York), DeAppel (Amsterdam), and Documenta11 (Kassel) and has curated a.o. the exhibition and performance series After the Act (2005), as well as co-curated the performance and lecture series wieder und wider (2006) at the MUMOK Vienna, and most recently Push and Pull (2010/2011) a collaboration between MUMOK Vienna, Tanzquartier Wien and TATE Modern. She has most recently curated Down Low Up High Performing the Vernacular at Argos in Brussels (2011) and is currently organizing an exhibition on the work of Babette Mangolte for VOX, centre d’art contemporain, in Montréal (2013).