Dr. Clémentine Deliss works across the borders of contemporary art, curatorial practice, and critical anthropology. She is associate curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art and director of the Metabolic Museum-University. Between 2010–2015, she directed the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt am Main instituting a new research lab and curating Object Atlas – Fieldwork in the Museum (2011), Trading Style (2013), Foreign Exchange (or the stories you wouldn’t tell a stranger) (2014) and El Hadji Sy – Painting, Performance, Politics (2015). She was a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study Berlin and has taught curatorial practice and art theory at ENSAPC Cergy, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, and the University of Fine Arts, Hamburg. She is Mentor of the Berlin Program for Artists and Faculty at Large of SVA Curatorial Practice. She is co-director of ‘Home Museum’ at African Artists’ Foundation in Lagos.
Her recent book The Metabolic Museum was published by Hatje Cantz in co-production with KW. She lives in Berlin.