Sylvie Lacerte is an independent scholar and curator. She holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University and a Ph.D. in Art Theory and Practices from Université du Québec à Montréal, where she teaches a course on the Theories, structures, functions and history of the Museum. Her doctoral dissertation delved into the mediation of contemporary art. Sylvie Lacerte is also interested in the museum's future as an institution of knowledge as well as in the artist's working processes. She has published essays and articles on these subjects. Parallel to her Ph.D. studies, Sylvie Lacerte undertook a major research project on the history of E.A.T., at the Fondation Daniel Langlois, in Montréal (2001), which led her to publish articles on O.L.A.T.S. (2002), as well as to present a lecture on the 9 Evenings at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris, in the fall of 2003. She is Coordinator of the DOCAM/ARUC research project, at the FDL, since August 15 2005.