Beatrix Ruf studied in Vienna, New York and Zurich. Since September 2001 she is the Director/Curator of the Kunsthalle Zürich. 2006 Curator of the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London. Previously, she had been Director/Curator of the Kunsthaus Glarus, and between 1994 and 1998 curator at the Kunstmuseum of the Canton of Thurgau. Since 1995 she is curator of the Ringier collection. Since 1999 Boardmember of the Schweizerische Graphische Gesellschaft (SGG) and member of the Art commission of Swiss Re. Since 2003 she is also Associate Editor of the publishing house JRP/Ringier. She has organized exhibitions, has written essays and published catalogues on artists such as Jenny Holzer, Marina Abramovic, Peter Land, Liam Gillick, Urs Fischer, Emmanuelle Antille, Angela Bulloch, Ugo Rondinone, Richard Prince, Keith Tyson, Elmgreen&Dragset, Monica Bonvicini, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Pierre Huyghe/Philippe Parreno: "No Ghost just a Shell", Rodney Graham, Isa Genzken, Doug Aitken, Wilhelm Sasnal, de Rijke / de Rooij, Eva Rothschild, Rebecca Warren, Carol Bove, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Sean Landers, John Armleder, Catherine Sullivan, Daria Martin, Trisha Donnelly, Wade Guyton, Seth Price, Kelley Walker, Josh Smith, General Idea, Valentin Carron, Allora&Calzadilla, Nicole Eisenman, Christopher Williams, Kai Althoff, Tris Vonna-Michell, Mario Garcia Torres, Kitty Kraus, Ian Wallace, Annette Kelm, John Miller, Elad Lassry, Peter Fischli David Weiss, John Baldessari, Rosemarie Trockel and many others.