Florence Ostende is Adjunct Curator at Dallas Contemporary and is based in Paris. She co-curated with Kari Conte Retracing Exhibitions, Royal College of Art, London, 2009. A curator and art writer, Ostende has researched, lectured, and curated around exhibition histories looking specifically at artists using the language of exhibition-making in their own works. Ostende edited the series Exhibition Memory published by Catalogue, an online publication she co-founded with Coline Milliard. Previously guest curator at the Maison Populaire Center for Contemporary Art in Paris, she has recently organized the 2012 Dallas Biennale, and co-curated The Institute of Savage Archives, Villa Arson, National Center for Contemporary Art, Nice, 2012. Ostende holds M.A.s in Curating Contemporary Art (Royal College of Art, London), Art History (Université Paris IV Paris-Sorbonne), and English Literature (Université de Provence).