Dr. Marquard Smith is an academic, curator, programmer, founder and editor in chief of Journal of Visual Culture, and a program leader for the MA Museums & Galleries in Education at UCL Institute of Education, London. As a curator, Smith’s exhibitions include, amongst others: How to Construct a Time Machine, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 2015; Jordan McKenzie: An Englishman Abroad, Sabanci University Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, 2014; and The Global Archive, Hanmi Gallery, London, 2012. Smith writes on artistic research, practice-based research, archives, arts education, and recently on experimentality in MaHKUscript: Journal of Fine Art Research. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of over twenty books and themed issues of journals, including: What is Research in the Visual Arts? Obsession, Archive, Encounter (with Michael Ann Holly, 2009); Visual Culture Studies: Interviews with Key Thinkers (2008); The Erotic Doll: A Modern Fetish (2014); The Prosthetic Impulse: From a Posthuman Present to a Biocultural Future (with Joanne Morra, 2007); and Stelarc: The Monograph (2005). Smith lives and works in London.