A curator and writer, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (b. Ridgewood, NJ, 1957) is the Artistic Director of documenta 13, 2012. She was Chief Curator at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea from 2002 to 2008, and was interim director for 2009. The author of publications including Arte Povera (London: Phaidon Press, 1999), she was Senior Curator at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / a MoMA affiliate, New York, from 1999 to 2001. Her exhibitions include On taking a normal situation and retranslating it into overlapping and multiple readings of conditions past and present, Antwerp (1993), The Moderns, Rivoli-Turin (2003) and Faces in the Crowd, London and Turin (2004). She co-curated the first edition of the Turin Triennale (2005) and in 2007-08 she was Artistic Director of the 16th Biennale of Sydney – Revolutions – Forms That Turn (2008), a constellation of works exploring the impulse to revolt and the forms embedded in the etymology of the word ‘revolution’, as well as the relation and the gap between revolutionary art and an ‘art for the revolution’.