Ruth Buchanan is an artist who runs her studio out of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and Berlin. She works across exhibition making, writing, design, publishing, and teaching. Her work draws out the contested and dynamic relationship between the body, power, language and the archive. This process of contesting often relates closely to the types of relationships that standardised infrastructures, such as archives, libraries, and museums create between our bodies and society at large and actively asks how these relationships could be otherwise. She is currently Kaitohu Director of Artspace Aotearoa.