Art historian, critic and curator of many exhibitions in Poland and abroad. In 1993–2000 director of the State Art Gallery Zachęta. Author of the book Sztuka w Polsce 1945–2005 (Art in Poland 1945-2005, 2005). In 2009 she published Przeciąg. Teksty o sztuce polskiej lat 80. (Draught: texts on Polish art from the 1980s) and Proszę bardzo (You’re very welcome), an autobiographical novel nominated for the Nike Literary Prize.