2018 Participants



Chen Lyusheng 

Senior Research Fellow
National Museum of China

Chen Lyusheng is a Senior Research Fellow of the National Museum of China. From Nov 2011 to Aug 2016, he was the deputy director of the National Museum of China. He is the recipient of many awards, including the first of Central Academy of Fine Arts Professor Zhang Anzhi Scholarship Found for Criticism in the History of Fine Arts, Second Prize of the Beijing Literary Association Award for Art Criticism (2001); the Annual Award for Theoretical Innovation issued in 2005 by the newspaper Journal of Literature and Art; a Silver Medal of the 2005 Annual National Competition of Newspaper Supplements; the final round of selection for The Sixteenth National News Award. In 2006, he was selected by the Chinese Ministry of Culture as an Outstanding Scholar, and won the fifth Award for Young Artists for Virtue and Artistic Achievements.

For the past thirty years, Chen Lusheng has been dedicated in research into art history, theory and criticism, while persisting in his creative works in fine arts.  He has published more than 50 books (including compiled), which include The Art History of People’s Republic of China: 1949-1966; In the Name of ‘Art’; and Revolutionary Art: since the Yan’an Era 1942–2009, along with over hundreds of articles. He has had solo exhibitions, both in China and abroad, and has published seven catalogues of his paintings, five anthologies and three photography albums. Chen Lyusheng also serves as guest professor at School of Arts Peking University, Nanjing University of the Arts, Jishou University, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and Academy of Arts & Design Central University for Nationalities, China Foreign Affairs University and National Taiwan Normal University, special professor of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Social of City University of Macau.

Dr. Li Xiangning

China Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

Dr. Li Xiangning, is deputy dean and full professor in history, theory and criticism at Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a member of CICA (Comité International des Critiques d'Architecture), and Secretary General of China Architectural Society Architectural Criticism Committee. He has published widely on contemporary Chinese architecture and urbanism in international architectural magazines including Architectural Review, A+U, Architectural Record, Arquitectura Viva, Space, Domus, and Volume. He has taught as a visiting scholar at MIT, and has served as the UFI Fellow at MAK Center of Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Erasmus Mundus visiting professor at TU Darmstadt, and has held positions and lectured at UCLA, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of Southern California, University of Florence, and the Canadian Center for Architecture. He is a Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard GSD.

He is co-curator of 2011 Chendu Biennale, 2011 Shenzhen Biennale, academic director and curator of 2013 Shenzhen/Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale, curator of Shanghai Westbund 2013 Biennale, and curator for 2015 and 2017 Shanghai Urban Space Art Season. He has been working with international museums and institutes, including Milan Triennale and Goethe Institute, curating exhibitions. He serves as director for 2017 Busan Architectural Culture Festival (Korea). He recently curated the Chinese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale. His books include The Real and the Imagined: A Study of Value in Contemporary Urban Theory (2009), Updating China: Projects for a Sustainable Future (2010), Made in Shanghai (2014), Shanghai Regeneration (2017), and Towards a Critical Pragmatism (2018).

Liu Chunfeng

Curatorial and Research Department, National Art Museum of China

Liu Chunfeng, Ph.D is an Associate Research Fellow and Curatorial and Research Department at the National Art Museum of China. Selected recent exhibitions include The Multiple Spectacle Art from Asia, 15th Asia Art Festival at the Ningbo Art Museum, the 12th Curitiba Biennial, China Pavilion, at the Niemeyer Museum in Brazil, and the New Tale of Orient, Young Art from Asia, National Art Museum of China.



Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg

Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art

Kirse Junge-Stevnsborg holds a master’s degree in Aesthetics and Culture/Art History and has served as Director of Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen since 2009. From 2006–2009 she worked as director at Gavle Konstcentrum in Sweden. Previously, Junge-Stenvsborg worked at Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg, Sweden, The Center for Danish Visual Arts, Copenhagen, Gallery Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen and Tate Gallery in London. Junge-Stevsborg is board member of the Danish Kunsthalle association. She participated in 2014 in the Executive Education Program for Museum Leaders, The Getty Leadership Institute, Los Angeles. She also holds a Diploma in Arts leadership, Denmark, Museum curating, Denmark and Cultural leadership, Sweden. Projects include exhibitions with Hans Ob de BEeck Tue Greenfort, Carla Chan, Mika Rottenberg, Rokni Haerizadeh, Susan Hiller, Jens Haaning, Lisi Raskin, Andrea Fraser, among others. She is currently working on an exhibition with Pauline Curnier Jardin.

Jacob Fabricius

Artistic Director
Kunsthal Aarhus

Jacob Fabricius is currently Artistic Director at Kunsthal Aarhus. Previously, he was director at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2008-12) and at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2013-14), where he curated many exhibitions including solo shows by Rivane Neuenschwander, Henrik Olesen, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Karl Holmqvist, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Judith Hopf, Josef Strau, and David Shrigle, among others. Fabricius does not limit himself to the institution space and, as a director, initiated innovative public exhibitions such as the hitchhiking exhibition Auto Stop (2008), the crime novel-based exhibition Polis Polis Potatismos (Police Police Potato Mash, 2010) and Tournament d’objet a gestalt by Henrik Plenge Jakobsen (2013). Fabricius has also presented a number of international exhibitions and projects at unusual venues among them What is a guy from Leicester, a Swedish girl, a family father and a gay couple doing on a deserted island between Denmark and Sweden? (1997), Rent-a-Bench (2002), and Sandwiched (2003, 2014).


Alice Motard

Chief Curator 
CAPC Bordeaux

Alice Motard is Chief Curator at CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, where among others she organized a survey of the 1970s independent publishing house Beau Geste Press. Prior to this position, she worked as Deputy Director and Exhibitions Organiser of Raven Row in London from 2008 to 2013, where she curated the group exhibition Unto This Last (2010) and co-curated The Stuff That Matters (2012)—the first exhibition of the collection of historic textiles assembled by Seth Siegelaub—and the first posthumous retrospective of the work of the Czech artist Běla Kolářová (2013). From 2014 to 2016, she was Curator at Spike Island in Bristol, where she curated an off-site project by Gareth Moore and the first solo exhibitions in a public art gallery in the UK by Anna Franceschini, Isabelle Cornaro, Reto Pulfer, Michael Beutler, and Xavier Antin. She holds MAs in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London and in Art History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne/Freie Universität Berlin.

Julie Boukobza

Independent Curator
Director of 89plus Europe, Africa, and India

French-born independent curator Boukobza helms the residency program of the art research project 89plus at the Lab of the Google Cultural Institute in Paris—under the auspices of Simon Castets and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. (She refers to the duo as “SCHUO”.) Young artists, architects, and graphic designers are invited to use the Google Art Project archives, work with technologies like 3D printers and interactive screens, and learn from Google engineers. As part of her role at 89plus, Boukobza contributes to development of larger exhibitions such as CO-WORKERS—Network as Artists at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, outlining artists’ relationships to “The Internet of Things” and “Ambient Intelligence,” while continuing independent projects like Mon Horizontalité at Galerie Untilthen, bringing together artists like Anthea Hamilton, Torbjørn Rødland, and Simone Fattal.


Alessandro Rabottini

Independent Curator; Artistic Director
miart - International Fair of Modern and Contemporary Art, Milan

Alessandro Rabottini is an art critic and curator who lives and works in London. Since 2017, he is the Artistic Director of miart – International  Fair of  Modern and Contemporary Art, Milan. Rabottini curated many exhibitions in museums and galleries, among which, between 2014-2015 only, Robert Overby’s retrospective Robert Overby (1935-1993) at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, which then travelled to GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bergamo, Bergen Kunsthall in Bergen, and Le Consortium in Dijon; as well as the solo shows Great Noir. Works 1955-1998 by John Latham and Cold Cinema. Films, Videos and Works 1960-1999 by Gianfranco Baruchello at La Triennale, Milan. Following the latter, he co-edited Baruchello’s first monograph dedicated to his films and videos from the Sixties onwards (Gianfranco Baruchello: Archive of Moving Images (1960-2016) , Mousse Publishing). Previously, as Curator-at-Large at Museo MADRE in Naples, Rabottini curated the retrospectives by Walid Raad, Ettore Spalletti and Padraig Timoney. Moreover, as Curator-at-Large at GAMeC in Bergamo, he curated solo shows by International artists such as Mircea Cantor, Keren Cytter, Latifa Echakhch, Giuseppe Gabellone, Johannes Kahrs, David Maljkovic, Victor Man, Kris Martin, Pratchaya Phinthong, Pietro Roccasalva, Tim Rollins & K.O.S, Sterling Ruby, Tris Vonna-Michell, and Jordan Wolfson.

Frida Carazzato

Assistant Curator

Since 2009, Frida Carazzato has worked as Assistant Curator at the Museum for Contemporary Art in Bolzano, Italy. With Maria Garzia, Carazzato curated the “e-flux video rental,” a project by Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, at the Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea, Rome (May 2010) and the exhibition “State of Transit” together with Maria Garzia in the Open Space - Centre for Art Projects in Vienna (April, 2012). Together with Maria Garzia, Carazzato is the author of the publication “Pratiques et expériences curatoriales italiennes,” which consists of interviews with ten Italian curators. Additional career highlights include a curatorial project for the Piccolo Museion – Cubo Garutti, a public art initiative created by the Italian artist Alberto Garutti; she was the curator for the video and performance program of the Museum Media Façade and coordinated the curatorial and artistic Museion's awards. From 2012 to 2015 she was curator for the Museion Project Room, a space designed to present recent and/or previously unexhibited works by artists from the local area and beyond.

Frida studied Curatorial Practices at the International Curatorial Training Program (2007-2008) of Ecole du Magasin-Le Magasin-CNAC in Grenoble (FR); Master in "Cultural Activities and Museum Management” (2005-2006); MA Philosophy (2000-2005). Since 2014 she has been a Member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Culture Department of the Province of Bolzano (Italy).

The Netherlands

Paula van den Bosch

Curator of Contemporary Art
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht

Drs. Paula van den Bosch (1964) is a Dutch art historian, senior museum curator and writer. In 2000 the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, the Netherlands published her catalogue raisonné of the renowned Visser Collection of international neo-avantgarde art. As an artist-oriented curator Van den Bosch organizes since 1998 international travelling solo shows at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht with artists including: Luc Tuymans; Roman Signer; Joëlle Tuerlinckx; Peter Doig; Lily van der Stokker; Pawel Althamer; Monika Baer; Laura Owens; Mary Heilmann; Rebecca Morris. Recent and upcoming collaborations with artists/curators include: Carol Lu and Liu Ding; Ernst Caramelle; Dan Walsh and Paloma Varga Weisz. In 2005, Van den Bosch received the Dutch AICA Curatorial Award for Thomas Hirschhorn’s ‘Anschool’. She was again nominated in 2016 for an experimental collection display in collaboration with Dutch artist collective gerlach en koop. Van den Bosch is Associate Fellow at the Maastricht University and contributes yearly to the educational programs of the Academy of Fine Art and Van Eyck Postgraduate Academy Maastricht.


Chief Curator
Van Abbemuseum

Annie Fletcher is chief curator at the Van Abbemuseum. Recent and current projects include the solo of Qiu Zhijie , the ten day caucus project in collaboration with DAI called Becoming More in 2017, a collaborative research project led by Vivian Ziherl called Frontier Imaginaries Trade Markings in 2018 and a large scale and travelling museum retrospective of the Otolith Group in 2019. As a curator Fletcher is interested how this practice now firmly established in institutions of contemporary art (through artworks, buildings, programmes, spaces and bodies) achieve resonance in public space today. She will look at curatorial modes and practices which actively address how the art institution has been released from the production of progressive or modernist time and fixed ideas of autonomous praxis and rather address more heterogeneous, constitutive and complex ideas of time and space today. She is interested in how and whether the mode of the exhibition, or a cultural programme/narrative, or put more simply the encounter with art, can generate relevant shared civic space today.