Julie Ault is an artist, curator, writer, editor, and exhibition designer who works both independently and collaboratively. She often assumes curatorial and editorial roles as forms of artistic practice. Her work emphasizes interrelationships between cultural production and politics and frequently engages historical inquiry. In 1979, Ault cofounded Group Material, whose practice explored the relationship between art, activism, and politics until disbanding in 1996. Ault’s recent exhibitions include: Ever Ephemeral, Remembering and Forgetting in the Archive, Signal and Inter Arts Center, Malmö, 2011, and No-Stop City High-Rise: a conceptual equation, with Martin Beck, for the São Paulo Biennial, 2010. Her edited and authored publications include: (FC) Two Cabins by James Benning (2011); Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material (2010); Felix Gonzalez-Torres, (2006); Come Alive! The Spirited Art of Sister Corita (2006); and Alternative Art New York 1965–1985 (2002).