Noit Banai (PhD, Columbia University) is an art historian and critic who specializes in modern and contemporary art in a global context, with a particular focus on conditions of exile, diaspora, migrations, border-regimes and statelessness. After teaching at Tufts University in the United States and the University of Vienna in Austria, she is currently Associate Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University (2020–). She is the author of Yves Klein (Reaktion Books, 2014), Being a Border (Paper Visual Arts, 2021) and academic articles published in Third Text, Stedelijk Studies, Public Culture, and Performing Arts Journal. Her essays have been published by Sternberg Press, Centre Georges Pompidou, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Documenta, Kontakt Collection, Americas Society and Bronx Museum of the Arts. She served as assistant editor for the journal RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics and is a regular contributor to Artforum International.