Julie Ault, an artist who assumes a curatorial role as a form of practice, individually and collaboratively organizes exhibitions, multiform projects, and publications. Her work emphasizes interrelationships between cultural production and politics. She is the co-author with Martin Beck of Critical Condition: Selected Texts in Dialogue (2003), with Martin Beck, and is the editor of Alternative Art New York 1965–1985, an in-depth history of New York’s alternative art scene. Ault co-founded Group Material, an artist collaborative that explored relationships between politics and aesthetics between 1979 and 1996. Her projects include Social Landscape at Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, and the exhibition Outdoor Systems, Indoor Distribution at the NGBK, Berlin. Ault has taught at École Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva, UCLA, Rhode Island School of Design, CalArts, and The Cooper Union.