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Curators

Nigel Hurst

CEO of the Saatchi Gallery in London

Nigel Hurst is Gallery Director and Chief Executive of the Saatchi Gallery in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. He joined the Saatchi Gallery as a curator in 1997, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts London, The National Galerie Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin and The Brooklyn Museum of Art New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on Asian contemporary art, including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010) and The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011). He has also been a member of The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Public Art Advisory Board since 2009

Tsong-zung Chang

Director of Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong

Tsong-zung Chang is a guest professor of China Art Academy in Hangzhou and Director of Hanart TZ Gallery in Hong Kong. Chang has been active in curating exhibitions of Asian contemporary art since the 1980s. In 1995, he was asked to select the Chinese artists for the HYPERLINK "http://www.artspeakchina.org/mediawiki/index.php/Venice_Biennale" "Venice Biennale" Venice Biennale and curated the special Chinese Exhibition for the 23rd Sao Paulo Biennials in Brazil (1996), the third Guangzhou Triennial (2008), and Spiritual Space: A Dimension in Lacquer (Hubei Province Museum of Art, 2009).

Serenella Ciclitira

Curator and Co-founder of Parallel Contemporary Art

Serenella Ciclitira has an Honours Degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband David Ciclitira, she is the co-founder and Curator of Korean Eye and Editor of Korean Eye Book. She has been an honorary fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, and since 1990 has been awarding the Parallel Prize for Painting and the Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship for Sculpture. One winner was later nominated for the Turner Prize and three of her choices went to win the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize.

Curatorial Advisors

Jim Supangkat

Art critic and chief curator of CP Foundation in Jakarta

Jim Supangkat (b.1948) is an art critic and chief curator of CP Foundation in Jakarta. He was the professor of Fine Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology for twenty years. As the leading curator in Indonesia, he initiated the Indonesia New Art Movement in 1970s regarded as the beginning of contemporary art discourse in Indonesia. He has been curating international contemporary art exhibitions in Indonesia including Contemporary Art of the Non-Aligned Countries (1995), CP Biennale I (2003) and CP Biennale II (2005), Contemporaneity: Contemporary Art in Indonesia at MOCA Shanghai (2010). He has written several books and numerous essays introducing contemporary art in Asia and Indonesia to the international art world. In 1997, he received the Prince Claus Award for this attempt.

Asmudjo Jono Irianto

Independent Curator

Asmudjo Jono Irianto (b.1952) is an independent curator, whose career began from 1990s. His curatorial projects are include: "Yogyakarta Biennial VI" (1998), "CP Biennale 2003" and "CP Biennale 2005", and the most recent: "1001 Doors: Reinterpreting Traditions" at Ciputra Marketing Gallery, Jakarta (2011). He has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Design, in Bandung Institute of Technology since 1992. Well known also as an artist, He has taken part in several art exhibitions. On 2002 He established an alternative space, namely "Fabriek Gallery" in Bandung.

Farah Wardani

Executive Director of Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA)

Farah Wardani (b. 1975) has been active as a teacher, writer, curator and art organizer since 2002 in Indonesia. Her curatorial works comprise projects collaborating with art spaces like Cemeti Art House, ruangrupa, Edwin's Gallery, Nadi Gallery, Biasa Art Space and many others. From 2007 until present she positioned as the Executive Director of Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, with works including the IVAA Online Archive, the first online digital archive of contemporary art in the country.