Julie Ault is an artist, curator, writer, and editor 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. Ault's recent exhibitions include Afterlife: a constellation, for the 2014 Whitney Biennial; the collaboration Macho Man Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault, Artists Space, New York, 2013–14, (and Museum für Gegenwarts-kunst Basel; Culturgest, Lisbon, 2013); and “Ever Ephemeral, Remembering and Forgetting in the Archive,” Signal and Inter Arts Center, Malmö, 2011. Ault’s edited and authored publications include: Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault, (2013);(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). In 1979 Ault cofounded Group Material, whose practice explored the relationship between art, activism, and politics until disbanding in 1996. Ault teaches on a visiting basis, including in the Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University, OR.