Clémentine Deliss is an independent curator, researcher and publisher and was born in London of French-Austrian parents. She studied art in Vienna, and holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Early curatorial work includes Lotte or the Transformation of the Object (Steirischer Herbst, Graz, and Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna 1990); Exotic Europeans (National Touring Exhibitions, London, 1990); and Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa (Whitechapel Gallery; Konsthalle Malmo 1995-96). From 1992 to 1995 she was the artistic director of africa95, a contemporary arts festival coordinated with the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Since 1996 she has produced the writers’ and artists’ organ Metronome, publishing in Dakar, Berlin, Basel, Frankfurt, Vienna, Edinburgh, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Paris, London, Portland Oregon, and Tokyo. Metronome has been launched at the Dakar and Venice biennales; the Kunsthalle Basel; DAAD, Berlin; documenta X and documenta 12; Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris; and Kandada/CommandN gallery Tokyo. Since 2003 she has directed Future Academy at Edinburgh College of Art with research cells in Senegal, India, Europe, Australia, USA, and Japan. In 2007, she established Randolph Cliff, an artists’ residency programme in Edinburgh together with Edinburgh College of Art, The National Galleries of Scotland, and patron Charles Asprey. She lives in London.
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