Ilka Larissa Rambausek, born 1984 in Berlin (Germany), studied art history and German language and literature at Humboldt University and Technical University of Berlin. She completed her master’s degree in 2012 with a thesis on the Pop era paintings of the American artist Ed Ruscha. From 2013 to 2015 she worked as a museum assistant (Volontariat) at the Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen in Magdeburg in the field of international modern and contemporary art. Subsequently, in 2016, she worked freelance for art galleries, auction houses and art collection management in Berlin. Since 2017, she has been a research assistant at the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Martin Luther University in Halle an der Saale, where she is also pursuing her dissertation project on Ed Ruscha’s experimental works of the early 1970s and their relationship to European art. In 2020, she received a travel grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to conduct final research for her dissertation at selected American institutions such as the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Due to the pandemic, this research visit has been postponed until January 2022. Her main field of interest is postwar American and European art and their interactions. In February 2022, she was selected as a Junior Scholar for the Linking Art Worlds project.