Born 1969 in Torun, Poland, lives in Cologne. Joanna Barck has studied Art History, Philosophy, Asian Art History and Ethnology
at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Bonn and wrote her dissertation
"Towards Film - Backwards to the Images. On Living Images in Films by Antamoro, Korda, Visconti and Pasolini"
(transcript publisher, 2008) in 2006. She is an academic staff member for the research project "Upheavals in Media" at
University Siegen and teaches Art History at the university in Bonn.
From 2002 to 2007, she worked on the cultural studies research project "Media and Cultural Communication"
at Cologne University.