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Irit Rogoff

is Professor of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, London.
Rogoff writes extensively on the conjunctions of contemporary art with critical theory with particular reference to issues of colonialism, cultural difference and performativity. She is author of Terra Infirma - Geography's Visual Culture (2000), editor of The Divided Heritage: Themes and Problems in German Modernism (1991) and co-editor, with Daniel Sherman, of Museum Culture: Histories, Theories, Spectacles (1994). Rogoff is director of an international AHRB research project 'Translating the Image: Cross-cultural Contemporary Arts' housed at Goldsmiths College.

Her current research project investigates audience participation in contemporary art spaces, and questions whether audiences are perfomatively able to become part of the very nature of the exhibition.

Recent/forthcoming books: Othering German Art - Haunts of Difference, University of California Press 2005, Looking Away - Participations in Visual Culture, MIT, 2006