Beatrice von Bismarck (Leipzig, Berlin) is a professor at the Academy of Arts Leipzig, teaching art history, visual culture and cultures of the curatorial. She worked as a curator of the department of 20th-century art at Städel Museum, Frankfurt, taught at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, and was co-founder and co-director of the “Kunstraum der Universität Lüneburg”. In Leipzig, she was cofounder of the project-space “/D/O/C/K” and initiator of the M.A. Program “Cultures of the Curatorial” which started in autumn 2009. She has been responsible for numerous conferences, most recently together with Rike Frank for Of(f) Our Times—The Aftermath of the Ephemeral and Other Curatorial Anachronics in Oslo 2016-2017. For the next two years, she will co-direct the TRANScuratorial Academy, which she co-conceived, starting in Berlin then touring to Mumbai and Phnom Penh (2017-2018).