Elena Filipovic is a writer and independent curator. She was co-curator, with Adam Szymczyk, of the 5th Berlin Biennial, When things cast no shadow (2008). She is tutor of theory/exhibition history at De Appel postgraduate curatorial training program and guest advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. She has written extensively on contemporary art and was co-editor, with Barbara Vanderlinden, of The Manifesta Decade: Debates on Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Biennials in Post-Wall Europe.