Ute Meta Bauer

Born in Stuttgart, 1958

Ute Meta Bauer. Copyright Christine Fenzl.
Ute Meta Bauer. Copyright Christine Fenzl.

Ute Meta Bauer was born in 1958 in Stuttgart, Germany. She studied at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste, Hamburg, Germany, between 1980-1989. Her diplomas focus on art theory, visual communication and stage design. She has worked as a free-lance curator since 1985.

Ute Meta Bauer is the founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) in Singapore, a national research centre of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Professor of Art at NTU’s School of Art, Media and Design, since 2013. From 2012–2013 Bauer was Dean of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London. From 2005-2012, Bauer was Associate Professor for Visual Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The founding director of its programme in Art, Culture, and Technology (ACT) (2009–2012) and director of the MIT Visual Arts Programme from 2005-2009. Bauer also served as the Founding Director of the Office for Contemporary Art, Norway (2002-2005). She worked as Artistic Director of the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart between 1990-1994, where she programmed several exhibitions and conferences on contemporary art, such as “Radical Chic” (1993) and “A New Spirit in Curating” (1992). From 1996-2006, Bauer held an appointment at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, as a professor of theory and practice of contemporary art.

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