Adelheid Mers is a visual artist, who works through Performative Diagrammatics. Her research draws on close work with others in support of epistemic diversity. Work takes place nationally and internationally, for example in residency, conference and exhibition settings. Educated at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the University of Chicago, she is Professor and chair of the department of Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Mers currently co-leads the working group Performance & Pedagogy at PSi.