Clémentine Deliss is an independent curator and publisher and was the director of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt am Main between 2010 and 2015. Deliss studied contemporary art and social anthropology in Vienna, London and Paris and holds a PhD from the University of London (1988, SOAS). Between 2002-2009, she directed the international research lab Future Academy, which investigated the global future of independent art production within the art academy. Future Academy was based at Edinburgh College of Art, but was also supported by Chelsea College of Art & Design, Srishti School of Art, Design & Technology, Bangalore, KRVIA Institute of Architecture in Mumbai, and associated smaller, post-institutional organisations in Senegal, Japan, and the USA. Deliss is a member of Theatrum Mundi/Global Street, the long-term research project initiated by Richard Sennett, and is on the scientific council of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. Her curatorial work extends beyond exhibitions and has included arts publishing (Metronome) and research into future arts institutions.