Ruth Noack is an art historian, critic, lecturer, writer and independent curator, based in London and Berlin, She is Head of Programme, Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London. Her writings have been concerned with subjects including global art and the translocal, conceptual art in the East, feminist aesthetics and film theory. Noack trained a visual artist and curated documenta 12, in 2007 with Roger M. Buergel. Other exhibitions that she has curated with Buergel include Scenes of a Theory (1995), Things We Don’t Understand (2000), Organisational Forms (2002−3) and The Government (2005). In recent years Noack has become increasingly interested in issues related to translocality and exhibition-making, and is currently engaged in a research project on the concept of the translocal museum.
Ruth participated in Para Site International Conference 2013.