Ida Soulard is a doctoral researcher in art history at l’ENS / PSL University and co-director of Fieldwork: Marfa, an international research and residency project run by les beaux-arts de Nantes and HEAD-Genève. Her PhD dissertation is entitled: ‘A textile history of modernity: Anni Albers and the textile workshops, from the Bauhaus to the Black Mountain College (1923-1965)’. She currently teaches at les beaux-arts de Nantes Métropole (2013-utd). She cofounded in 2011 a series of seminars and workshops entitled The Matter of Contradiction (2011-2013) and in 2012 co-initiated Glass Bead, launched in 2014 through a series of events in New York and Paris. She currently collaborates with Fabien Giraud on a book entitled The Marfa Stratum.