Beti Žerovc is a Slovene art historian and art theorist. She holds a doctoral degree in art history from the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana, where she works as a researcher.
Her areas of research are visual art and the art system since the mid-nineteenth century, with a focus on their role in society. In the past ten years her research has concentrated mainly on the phenomena of the contemporary art curator as a profession in the process of establishing itself and the contemporary art exhibition as a medium. Her in-depth interviews with curators and artists (including, among others, Harald Szeemann, Pierre Restany, Daniel Buren, Charles Esche, Damien Hirst, and Hans Ulrich Obrist), made over the course of her research, have been widely published and reprinted.
Žerovc is the author of numerous articles, in Maska (Ljubljana), Život umjetnosti (Zagreb), Springerin (Vienna), Site (Stockholm), Manifesta Journal, and elsewhere, as well as several books (in Slovene): Rihard Jakopič – Artist and Strategist (*cf., 2002), The Curator and Contemporary Art: Conversations (Maska, 2008), and Curatorial Art: The Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art (Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete, 2010).
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