Sarat Maharaj was born in South Africa and educated in one of the segregated universities of the Apartheid era. He is Research Professor, Goldsmiths’ College, London and currently Professor of Visual Art & Knowledge Systems, 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. (Work in Pregross.2006) 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) — sound.image.movement experiments with Liu Sola (Beijing/NY) and Kofi Koko (Benin/Paris).