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The Jury Committee
The Organising Committee

 
  The Jury Committee:
 

 

  Rosa Martinez - chairwoman
 

EDUCATION: 1979 Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (History of Art, University of Barcelona). 1989 Course on Artistic and Cultural Institutions Management (Advanced Management Programme, ESADE, Barcelona) in collaboration with the Graduate School of Public Administration New York University. INTERNATIONAL BIENNIALS: 2007 Co-curator of the 2nd Moscow Biennale (Moscow, Russia). 2006 Co-curator of the 27th Bienal de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil). 2005 Director of Venice Biennale .
2005 Co-curator of the Fist Moscow Biennale together with Joseph Backstein, Daniel Birnbaum, Nicolas Bourriaud, Iara Boubnova and Hans Ulrich Obrist. 2003 Curator of the Spanish Pavilion, Venice Biennial 2003. 2001-2003 International advisor for the Echigo-Tsumari Triennial (Japan). 2000 Co-curator of “Leaving the Island”, 2nd Pusan Biennale, Metropolitan Art Museum of Pusan (Korea) -together with Young Chul Lee and Hou Hanru. 2000 Curator of “Friends and Neighbours”, Biennial EVA 2000, Limerick (Ireland). 1999 Curator of “Looking for a Place”, the 3rd. International SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, New Mexico (U.S.A.). 1997 Artistic Director of “On Life, Beauty, Translations and Other Difficulties”, 5th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (Turkey). 1996 Co-curator of Manifesta I, Rotterdam (Netherlands) -together with Viktor Misiano, Katalin Neray, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Andrew Renton. 1988-1992 Director of the Barcelona Biennial and coordinator of Barcelona’s participation in the Mediterranean Biennials held in Bologna (Italy), Salonika (Greece), Marseille (France) and Tipasa (Algerie). PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: From 1978 to 1988 Rosa Martínez was coordinator of the educational activities “Art and History” for La Caixa Social Activities Programme. From 1988 to 1992 she was director of the Barcelona Biennial, organized by the Barcelona City Council. Since 1992 she has developed her career as an art critic and independent curator and has organized many exhibitions and international biennials. From 2004 to 2007 she has been Chief Curator at istanbul Museum of Modern Art. In 2005 she was Director of the Venice Biennale .
Currently she is curator of the exhibition “Chacun à son goût” for the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum. SELECTED JURIES: 2002 Member of the International Jury of L’Oréal Prize (Tokyo, Japan). 2002 Member of the Jury of Fundación Botín Grants (Santander, Spain). 2001 Member of the International Jury of 8th Cairo Biennial (Cairo, Egypt). 2001 Member of the International Jury of Union Latina, Visual Art Prize, (Lisbon, Portugal). 2001 Member of the International Jury of “The Vincent” Prize, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (The Netherlands). 1999 Member of the International Jury of the 48th Venice Biennial (Venice, Italy ).
1999 Member of the International Jury of the Deste Foundation Prize (Athens, Greece ).

 

     
   
     
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  Fumio Nanjo
 
Born in 1949, Tokyo. He is the director of Mori Art Museum since November in 2006. He graduated from Keio University in the Faculty of Economics(1972) and Letters (Aesthetics/Art History;1977). He organized numerous exhibitions as an officer of the Japan Foundation (1978-1986), as the director of ICA Nagoya (1986-1990), as the founder and as the representative director of Nanjo and Associates (1990-2002), and as the deputy director of Mori Art Museum(2002-Oct 2006). His main achievements include commissioner of the Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale(1997), commissioner at the Taipei Biennale(1998), member of jury committee of the Turner Prize(1998), co-curator of the 3rd Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art(1999), artistic director of the Yokohama Triennale 2001, jury member of the Golden Lion Prize of the Venice Biennale(2005) and artistic director of the Singapore Biennale(2006/2008).  He is the board member of CIMAM, member of AICA.  He was awarded Foreign Minister’s Commendation for Fiscal Year 2007 for his contribution to international cultural exchange over the years. Publications include From Art to the City, a record of 15 years as an independent curator(1997)and Asian Contemporary Art Report: China, India, Middle East and Japan(2010).
     
   
     
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ioia Mori

 

Gioia Mori was born in Rome on 31 October 1956. She received a degree in Art History from the Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” with a thesis on Vittore Carpaccio. She did post-graduate work in the History of Medieval and Modern Art at the University of Rome and in Iconography and Iconology at the Institut für Kuntsgeschichte – Universtät München. Currently, she is professor of Art History at the Accademia di Belle Arti in L’Aquila (MURST). In 1981 she began contributing to monthly journals “Flash Art” (Milan), “Color” (Turin), “Rinascita (Rome), and “Art e Dossier” (Florence). From 1996 to 1999 she was scientific manager of the multimedia series “CdRom Arte” (Milan). She was editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine “Art e Dossier” from 1996 to 2007, and managing editor of the Internet site “Artonline” since 2000. Actually she contributes to “Uomini & Business” (Milan) and “Corriere della Sera” (Milan). In 1998 she won the first prize at the European festival “Monumedia – Multimedia e Beni Culturali” with the CdRom Cézanne. This same publication also won her the McWord Award first prize in 1999 and in the same year she won the “Monumedia” first prize with the CdRom + book entitled Uffizi. 101 Capolavori [Uffizi. 101 Masterpieces].

Exhibitions: She has contributed to the organization of various exhibits as curator or member of scientific committee: VARSAVIA, MUZEUM NARODOWE W WARSZAWIE 2012 Tamara de Lempicka tra Russia e Polonia. ROMA, COMPLESSO DEL VITTORIANO 2011 Tamara de Lempicka, regina della modernità (25 febbraio 2011, catalogo Skira. PISA, PALAZZO BLU 2009 Chagall e il Mediterraneo. L’AQUILA, COPPITO, CASERMA VINCENZO GIUDICI 2009

9 x 99 exhibition for G8. MILANO, FONDAZIONE BIBLIOTECA DI VIA SENATO 2008 Un libro in maschera. Opera in 5 atti e 25 artisti. BAGHERIA, MUSEO D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA RENATO GUTTUSO 2007 Renato Guttuso. La potenza dell’immagine 1967/1986, catalogo Città aperta Edizioni. HONG KONG, SCHOENI ART GALLERY 2007 Omar Galliani: Great Italian Drawing. VENEZIA, FONDAZIONE QUERINI STAMPALIA, 52A BIENNALE DI VENEZIA 2007 Tra Oriente e Occidente. Omar Galliani e il grande disegno italiano in Cina. MILANO, PALAZZO REALE 2006 Tamara de Lempicka. DANZICA, CASA DELLA CULTURA - SOPOT, URREGUI ART GALLERY - CRACOVIA, C. K. BROWAR SP.ZO.O 2006 Giancarlo Flati. Sequenze dell’invisibile. ANCONA, MOLE VANVITELLIANA 2006 Cagli. ROMA, ACCADEMIA DI ROMANIA 2006 - BENEVENTO, ROCCA DEI RETTORI 2005 Vivre en plein air - Virginia Tomescu Scrocco. ROMA, VITTORIANO 2004 Degas classico e moderno. ROMA, PALAZZO BRASCHI 2004 Gianfranco Notargiacomo. Roma assoluta. ROMA, VITTORIANO 2002 Cézanne padre dei moderni. ROMA, CEMBALO BORGHESE 1999 Andrea Fortina. La Tempesta di Shakespeare. ROVIGO, ACCADEMIA DEI CONCORDI 1998 Claudio Verna. ROMA, ACCADEMIA VALENTINO 1992 La seduzione da Boucher a Warhol. FRANCAVILLA AL MARE, MUSEO MICHETTI 1988 XL Premio Michetti. Giovani artisti italiani e bulgari. TORINO, MOLE ANTONELLIANA 1987 Lo specchio e il doppio. Dallo stagno di Narciso allo schermo televisivo. NAPOLI, MUSEO DIEGO ARAGONA PIGNATELLI CORTES 1983 Gianfranco Notargiacomo. ROMA, SEDI VARIE 1983-1984 I luoghi di Raffaello a Roma and Oltre Raffaello, for the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s birth, organized by the City of Rome and the Government Service for Artistic and Historical Assets of Rome.

Books and Essays: Her main publications include the book, Roma stella del Mediterraneo (2009); Un libro in maschera (2008), Tamara de Lempicka (2006); Tamara de Lempicka. Parigi 1920-1938 (1994); studies on Arte e Astrologia (1987); De Chirico (1988); Impressionismo, Van Gogh e il Giappone (1999); and essays on Scipione (1981), Crivelli (1983), Degas (1986), Van Gogh (1988 and 1999), Carpaccio (1990), Liotard (1992), Mirò (1993), Denis (1995), Hopper (1995), Klinger (1996), Cézanne (2002), Cagli (2006), Chagall (2009). She has dedicated particular attention to the relationship between art and literature, and published essays on Rembrandt and Marguerite Yourcenar (1992), Boucher, Casanova and de Bastide (1992), Cvetaeva and Concarova (1996), Cézanne and Flaubert (1998), Botticelli and d’Annunzio (2000). Articles on Paul Gachet (1999), Sergei Ivanovich Scukin (2000), Ivan Abramovich Morozov (2000), Ernst Hoschedé (2000) and Anna Boch (2000) deal with specific phenomena of late nineteenth-early twentieth century collections. With reference to contemporary artists, she has written about Giuseppe Santomaso (1983), Gianfranco Notargiacomo (1983 and 2004), Omar Galliani (1983 and 2007), Nunzio (1986), Mauro Folci (1988), Pietro Consagra (1995 and 1996), Franco Berdini (1997 and 1998), Guido Strazza (1997), Luigi Serafini (1997), Oliviero Rainaldi (1997), Emilio Farina (1997), Dimitri Alithinos (1998), Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni (1998), Claudio Verna (1998), Andrea Fortina (1999), and many others.

 

     
   
     
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  George G.King
 

George G. King was born in Mexico City and was raised in Algiers, Morocco, Mali, Zaire and France. He was appointed the Director of the American Federation of Arts (AFA) in August 2009 where he oversees exhibition development and institutional advancement.  The AFA, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, has originated and circulated over 3000 exhibitions worldwide.  Prior to joining the AFA he was the Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe from 1998 - 2009.  During his eleven-year tenure at the O’Keeffe, the museum’s permanent collection grew from 94 objects to over 2, 5000, the endowment from $5 to $28 million.  He oversaw the opening the only Research Center in the country devoted to American Modernism.  The museum was the first art museum in New Mexico to be invited to join the Association of Art Museum directors (AAMD), on whose board he served from 2001-2003.   Before joining the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum he was the first Executive Director of the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York from 1988 to 1998.   During his tenure at Katonah, he chaired the exhibition committee and organized over 50 exhibitions dealing with historic and contemporary subjects.  Mr. King began his museum career at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, serving from 1982-1988 where he worked several departments and left when he was the Museum’s Senior Program Director.  He was educated at Bennington College and received his BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art.  He is married to Sarah King, an art writer and editor.

     
   
     
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  Gerardo Mosquera
 

Born in Havana, 1945, He is an independent art critic, curator, historian and writer, advisor at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, and member of the advisory board of several art journals. He was a co-founder of the Havana Biennial and Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Author of numerous texts on contemporary art and art theory, he is also a permanent contributor to several art journals including Art Nexus (Bogota), Third Text (London) and Exit Express (Madrid). He has lectured extensively in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and North America. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1990. Selected books: Caminar con el diablo. Textos sobre arte, internacionalizaciَn y culturas, Madrid: Exit, 2010; Contemporary Art in Latin America, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010 (adviser and contributor); Copying Eden. Recent Art in Chile (editor), Santiago: Puro Chile, 2006; Theory in Contemporary Art since 1985, Malden: Blackwell, 2005 (contributor); ciudadMULTIPLEcity. Arte>Panamل 2003. Urban Art and Global Cities: an Experiment in Context, KIT Publishers, Amsterdam, 2005 (co-editor and contributor); Over Here. International Perspectives on Art and Culture, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004 (co-editor); Complex Entanglements. Art, Globalisation and Cultural Difference, London: Rivers Oram Press, 2003 (contributor); Adiَs identidad. Arte y cultura desde América Latina (editor & contributor), Badajoz: MEIAC, 2001; fresh cream (contributor), London: Phaidon,  2000; Cildo Meireles (contributor), London: Phaidon, 1999; Servando Cabrera Moreno, Havana: Letras Cubanas,1999; The Dictionary of Art (contributor) London: Macmillan, 1996;  Wim Delvoye (contributor), London: Delfina, 1996; Santerيa Aesthetics in Contemporary Latin American Art (contributor), Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1996; Latin American Art in the 20th Century (contributor), London: Phaidon,1996; Beyond the Fantastic. Contemporary Art Criticism from Latin America (editor & contributor), Cambridge: MIT Press,1995; Contracandela, Caracas: Monte Avila, 1995; El Diseٌo se Definiَ en Octubre, Havana & Bogota: Letras Cubanas, 1989, and Banco de la Repْblica, 1992.  Selected exhibitions: Contemporary Art and Patios of Quito, 2010; Denarrations, PanAmerican Art Projects, Miami, 2009; The Sky Within my House. Contemporary Art in 16 Patios of Cordoba, 2009; 7 + 1 Project Rooms, Vigo, 2008; Border Jam, several museums and the public realm, Montevideo, 2007; Transpacific. An Encounter in Santiago, Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda, Santiago, Chile, 2007; Liverpool Biennial International 2006 (co-curator); Cordially Invited, BAK & Central Museum, Utrecht, 2004 (co-curator); Panorama da Arte Brasileira Contemporanea, MOMA Sao Paulo, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, MOMA Recife, Museo de Arte Contemporلneo, Vigo, Museo de Arte del Banco de la Repْblica, Bogota, 2003-2008; MultipleCity. ArtePanama 2003, Panama City (co-curator); It’s Not What You See. Perverting Minimalism, Centro de Arte Reina Sofيa, Madrid, 2000; Cinco continentes y una ciudad, Museo de la Ciudad de México, 1998 and 2000; Absent Territories, Casa de América, Madrid, 2000; Cildo Meireles, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1999; MOMA Sao Paulo, MOMA Rio de Janeiro, 2000 (co-curator); Important and Exportant, 2nd. Johannesburg Biennial, 1997; Wifredo Lam, XXIII Sao Paulo Biennial, 1996; Ante América, Bogota, Caracas, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Lawrence, San Jose, 1992-1994 (co-curator); I, II y III Havana Biennials 1984/1986/1989 (co-curator); Manuel Mendive, Havana, 1981; Obras Inéditas de Servando Cabrera Moreno, Havana, 1979.

 

     
   
     
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Fulya Erdemci

 

She studied art history and theory in the graduate program of art history and archeology at Columbia University, New York between 1990-1993. On her return, she begun to teach part-time at the Bilkent University and work as the director of the International Istanbul Biennial from 1994- 2000 ( she directed the 4th, 5th, 6th and partly 7th International Istanbul Biennials). She curated exhibitions like “Iskorpit” 1998, Berlin (co-curated with Rene Block) and worked as associate curator for the Turkish participation to the biennials like ”Aller Retour”  III.Cetinjski Biennale, 1997, Montenegro, Biennial of the Young Artists of Europe and Mediterranean, 1997, Torino and Medi@terra 2000, neo(techno)logisms, 2000, Athens. Having resigned from the Biennial, she continued her projects as independent curator and critic for three years, till she was appointed as the director of Proje4L-Istanbul Museum of Contemporary art in the April of 2003. She organized in Proje4L six exhibitions in 13 months including the ‘Organized Conflict” 2003, Istanbul, which was a research on the present state of contemporary painting. While she was working independently, she initiated the series of urban art exhibitions in public space called “Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions”(Istanbul Yaya Sergileri) in 2002, which was the first exhibition designed for the pedestrians in the public space in Turkey. The title of the first edition was “Personal Geographies, Global Maps”. The Istanbul Pedestrian Exhibitions 2: Tunel - Karakoy was co-curated with Emre Baykal with the participation of 23 international artists in 2005. During this period, Erdemci co-curated with Ron Mandos “Between the Waterfronts”, 2002, Rotterdam, in the framework of the cultural exchange project between Istanbul and Rotterdam and co-curated ‘Where?Here?’, Saitama, 2003 with Emre Baykal, Vasıf Kortun and Yuji Maeyama again as a part of the cultural exchange program between Japan and Turkey. She worked as the curator for the İstanbul section of the 25th São Paulo Biennial, “Citades/Cities”, 2002. In 2004, she was appointed as the Temporary Exhibitions Curator at the Istanbul Modern and curated two of the inaugural exhibitions “Making of Istanbul Modern” and “3 Videos”. She was invited to take part in the curatorial team of the 2nd Moscow Biennial of Contemporary art, which was held between the 2nd March and the 1st of April, 2007. The umbrella concept was “Footnotes on Geopolitics, Market and Amnesia” and the curatorial team consisted of Joseph Backstein, Daniel Birnbaum, Iara Boubnova, Nicolas Bourriaud, Fulya Erdemci, Gunnar B. Kvaran, Rosa Martínez ve Hans Ulrich Obrist. She curated the Contemporary Art (1970 –2000) part of the “Modern and Beyond”, an art historical account of Turkish Modernism and Contemporary Art (1950-2000). It was the inauguration exhibition of SantralIstanbul, which was opened on the 8th of September 2007. Erdemci co-curated with Danae Mossman “Wandering Lines: Towards A New Culture of Space”, the 5th edition of the Scape Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand, which was held between the 19th of September and 2nd of November 2008. Erdemci was appointed as the Director of SKOR, Foundation for Art and Public Space, Amsterdam in July 2008 and currently, she works and lives in Amsterdam and Istanbul. Erdemci taught part-time at Bilkent University in Ankara in 1994-95, Marmara University in Istanbul in 1999-2000 and at Visual Communication Design Department, graduate program, Istanbul Bilgi University between 2001 -2007. Fulya Erdemci has recently been selected as the curator of the Turkish Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial, which will take place from June 4 – November 27, 2011.

     
   
     
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Nazli Madkour

 
Born in Cairo in 1949 where she lives and works. She received her Masters Degree in Political Economy from the American University in Cairo. Over 35 one-person exhibitions in Egypt, the USA, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Bahrain, Rome.  Since 1981 she also  took part in several group exhibitions in Egypt and abroad, in Portugal, Germany, Italy, France, Lebanon, Sharjah, Kuwait, Greece, Japan, the UK, the Arab Women Artists exhibition, “Forces of Change” held in the USA 1993-1995, the exhibition of Egyptian Women Artists held in Beijing (China) in September 1995 (which she also curated) , in March 1996 at “Art 54” Gallery in Soho, New York (USA), in August 1997 the Unesco Exhibition of Creative Women Artists of the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, Thessaloniki (Greece), and from April to June 1998, in “L’Art du Monde” exhibition curated by Beaux-Arts Magazine in Paris, France. She participated in the Sharjah International Biennales of 1997 and of 1999 and the Cairo International Biennale of 1998. In november 1999 took part in the “Médecins sans Frontières’ event “The World’s Longest Painting” in Dubai, the Emirates, in 2001 in “Ateliers Arabes” exhibition in Beirut in October and Damascus in November, in September 2002 in an international show at the Casa International Delle Donne in Rome, Italy, in January 2003 in the exhibition “Whispers from the other River” at the World Bank in Washington D.C., USA, in October 2004 in a exhibition of Arab art at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and in March 2004 took part in the Emaar Symposium in Dubai, the Emirates. Was artist in residence at the Hague’s Vrije Academie in the Netherlands in May/June 2007.  Acquisitions by the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art, the National Cultural Center (The Opera), the Conference Center (Nasr City, Cairo), the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts (Amman, Jordan), the National Bank of Egypt, the Arab Bank Limited, Al-Ahram Foundation, Akhbar Al Yom Foundation, the British Council, the New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge University, UK, the Sharjah Museum, the Mizuta Museum in Japan and private collections in Egypt and in a number of foreign countries. Author of the book “Egyptian Women and Artistic Creativity” published in arabic in 1989 by the Association of Arab Women Solidarity, and published in english under the title « Women and Art in Egypt » by the State Information Department in 1993. Illustrated a deluxe edition of Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s book “Arabian Days and Nights” published by “The Limited Editions Club”, New York, USA, in 2005. The book, the original designs and the portfolio were first exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, In Washington D.C. (USA) in June 2005. They were since exhibited in Egypt, Holland, Japan and Italy, Switzerland and Sweden.
     
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  The Organising Committee:
 
  Ehab el-Labban   Commissaire-General
  Prof. Mostafa el-Razaz   Member
  Prof. Mohamed Mekawi   Member
  Artist Adel Siwi   Member
  Dr. Yasser Mongui   Member
  Ms. Dalia Mostafa General-manager of National and Int. Exhibitions   Member
  Artist Mohamed Talaat
Director of the Palace of Art
  Member

 

 
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