is a cultural scientist, and since 2012 head of the research project »Art in Public Spheres« at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Dep. Design & Art). She is also project director of »Organising Contemporary Art – On the Prehistory of New Instituionalism using the example of Great Britain«. In addition, she acts as mentor at different universities of art, as art critic and as organiser of conferences and artist talks. Rachel Mader is member of the board of trustees at Stiftung GegenwART, Museum of Arts, Bern, and Associate Editor of the Journal for Artistic Research.