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Catherine David (Moderator) studied Linguistics and History of Art at the University de la Sorbonne and Ecolde du Louvre in Paris. From 1982 to 1990 she was curator at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, and from 1990 to 1994 she was Curator at Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, both in Paris, where she organized several monographic and group exhibitions including: Lothar baumgarten; Passages de L'Image; Stan Douglas: Monodramas and Television Spots; Marcel Broodthaers; Helio Oiticica; Eva Hesse; Robert Gober; Jeff Wall and Chantal Ackerman: D'Est, among others. From 1994 to 1997 David served as Artistic Director for documenta X in Kassel, Germany, and from 1998 on is Director of the long-term project Contemporary Arab Representations produced by Tapies Foundation Barcelona. In 200 she organized The State of Things for Kunst Werke, Berlin. Between 2002 and 2004 David was Director of the Witte de With Rotterdam in the Netherlands. In 2004-2005 she was Rudolf Arnheim Guest Professor at Humboldt University and in 2005-2006 Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, both in Berlin. In 2005-2006 she organized the Iraqi Equation at Kurnstwerke Berlin and Tapies Foundation in Barcelona.