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Curator, Writer

Ruth Noack

  • CountryGermany
  • Born1964


Ruth Noack is an art historian, art critic, curator of documenta 12, lecturer, writer, and independent curator. She was born in Heidelberg in 1964 and studied feminist theory, audiovisual media and art in the United States and England.

Noack gained her art history degree in 1999 from the University of Vienna and in 2000 she took up her first university teaching appointment. Noack has numerous publications which include monographs on the work of Eva Hesse, Alejandra Riera, Danica Dakic, Ines Doujak and Mary Kelly. In recent years Noack has become increasingly interested in issues related to globalization and exhibition-making. In all of her activities Noack has adopted an interdisciplinary approach that also incorporates film theory.