Rachel Withers holds degrees in Fine Art and Critical Studies and the History of European Art and Architecture. Since the late 1990s she has been a frequent contributor to Artforum International. She has written for The Guardian, New Statesman and other mainstream and art-specialist media, and has contributed to numerous art museum and exhibition publications, including the catalogues of the Venice and Sydney Biennials and Tate Modern's inaugural Handbook. Her illustrated monograph on the Swiss artist, Roman Signer, appeared in 2007. She is now working on an installation focusing on the contents of Signer's library and is developing a comprehensive catalogue of the work of Geneva-based choreographer and live artist, La Ribot. Since the early 1990s, she has taught art theory and practice to undergraduate and graduate art students in many institutions, including Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design, Wimbledon College of Arts, and the Byam Shaw School of Art. She is an Executive member of the UK Section of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).