Gwangju Biennale Foundation is pleased to announce Jessica Morgan, Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art, Tate Modern, as Artistic Director of the 10th Gwangju Biennale 2014.
Jessica Morgan has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions, including Saloua Raouda Choucair, Gabriel Orozco, John Baldessari: Pure Beauty, The World as a Stage, Martin Kippenberger, Time Zones, Common Wealth, and the Turbine Hall Unilever Commissions, working with artists Tino Sehgal, Carsten Höller and Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, since she joined Tate. Jessica Morgan was previously Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, where she organized exhibitions of work by, among others, Ellen Gallagher, Olafur Eliasson, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas and Cornelia Parker. Prior to that she was an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, where she curated the survey of Mona Hatoum. She has curated the exhibition of Urs Fischer for MOCA Los Angeles, Damien Ortega for ICA Boston and The Unruly History of the Readymade for Jumex Collection.
Jessica Morgan has published and lectured extensively on contemporary art and is a regular contributor to art journals including Parkett and Artforum. She holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and a BA and MA in Art History from Cambridge University. She was a Mellon Fellow at the Yale Centre for British Art, Yale University and a Contemporary Art Curatorial Fellow at The Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.
Gwangju Biennale, the oldest biennial in Asia, has led the way to produce lively discourses on contemporary art and visual culture and to practice the biennial as a cultural action. Gwangju Biennale in particular has actively taken up the issue of how art could make its statements on and adjustments to the rapidly changing global environment and social urgency. This is due to the extraordinary efforts and achievements of curators that wrote the history of Gwangju Biennale.
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