Barbara Hess (b. 1964) is an art historian, critic and translator, resident in Cologne. Her numerous articles on contemporary art have featured in Camera Austria, Flash Art, Kunst-Bulletin and Texte zur Kunst. She co-curated the touring exhibition Ready to Shoot: Fernsehgalerie Gerry Schum/videogalerie schum at the Kunsthalle Dï¿½sseldorf and the Musï¿½e d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Her TASCHEN titles include a monograph on Willem de Kooning.