Valérie Rousseau has been curator of self-taught art and art brut at the American Folk Art Museum, NY, since 2013, where she curated the AAMC Award–winning When the Curtain Never Comes Down on performance art (2015), and other critically acclaimed exhibitions, notably Art Brut in America: The Incursion of Jean Dubuffet (2015), William Van Genk (2014), and Bill Traylor (2013). Recent exhibitions included works by Eugen Gabritschevsky, Ronald Lockett, Melvin Way, Carlo Zinelli, Native American effigies, and Brazilian ex-votos. The founder and director of Société des arts indisciplinés, Montréal, from 2001 to 2007, Rousseau built an archive on art practices emerging outside the art mainstream, and curated exhibitions, notably Richard Greaves: Anarchitect in 2006 at the Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland. Rousseau holds a PhD in art history and a master’s degree in art theory, both from Université du Québec à Montréal; and a master’s degree in anthropology from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. She is the author of numerous publications, among them Visionary Architectures (The Alternative Guide to the Universe, Hayward Gallery, 2013), Revealing Art Brut (Culture & Musées, 2010), and Vestiges de l’indiscipline (Canadian Museum of Civilization, 2007).