Legier Biederman is a PhD candidate in the art history department at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her advisor is Donald Prezioisi.   Her research focuses on the proliferation of art biennales over the past 30 years and examines the representational practices, as well as curatorial practices, that have shaped imperial, colonial, and postcolonial relations.   Focusing on the 1993 Whitney Biennale, Documenta 11 & 12, and the first edition of the New Orleans Biennale, Proespect 1 (2008), her dissertation traces the interplay between museums, exhibitions, visuality, and identity in an increasingly transnational and interconnected world.