Ute Meta Bauer is the Founding Director of NTU CCA Singapore and Professor at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Her career began with studies in stage design and since then she has explored the borderless region of the theatrical where ideas move seamlessly and temporally between gesture, object, storytelling, video, and sound. Bauer currently resides in Singapore where she is the founding director of the Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA). As Founding Director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (2002–05) she was also Commissioner for the Nordic Pavilion at the 50th Biennale di Venezia (2003) and the Norwegian contribution for the 26th São Paulo Biennale (2004). In 2015, her long-term association with the American artist Joan Jonas led her to co-curate the United States Pavilion at the Biennale di Venezia.