Sarat Maharaj was born in South Africa and educated in one of the segregated universities during the Apartheid era. He is a research professor at Goldsmiths’ College in London and is currently professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems in Lund, Sweden. He was the first Rudolf Arnheim Professor at Humboldt University, Berlin, and Research Fellow at Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht. His art historical work centres on Richard Hamilton, Marcel Duchamp, and James Joyce. His research covers cultural translation and difference, textiles, sonics, and visual art as knowledge production. He was co-curator of Documenta X1, 2002. With Ecke Bonk and Richard Hamilton, he curated retinal.optical.visual.conceptual… at the Boijmanns, Rotterdam, 2002. He is curator of the Knowledge Lab (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), 2005 and Berlin/Munich 2006, as well as sound.image.movement experiments with Liu Sola (Beijing/NY) and Kofi Koko (Benin/Paris).