Deputy Director and Chief Curator, M+ Hong Kong
Doryun Chong oversees all curatorial activities and programmes at M+, a new museum of visual culture that will open its Herzog & de Meuron-designed building in the West Kowloon Cultural District in late 2019. Recent exhibitions he has co-curated include 'Mobile M+: Live Art' (2015) and 'Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing', Hong Kong's participation in the Venice Biennale of 2015. Prior to joining M+ in 2013, Chong was associate curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA; he had previously held various curatorial positions in the visual arts department at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
ESTRELLITA B. BRODSKY
Curator, collector and philanthropist
New York, USA
Well known for her support of Latin American art and artists, Estrellita B. Brodsky curated the first US museum survey of Julio Le Pare at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in 2016-17, the first US retrospective of the Venezuelan kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Americas Society in 2008, and 'Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970' at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, in 2012. Brodsky is the founder of ANOTHER SPACE, a programme established by the Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky Foundation to broaden international awareness and appreciation of art from Latin America; she has endowed curatorial positions in this field at Tate, MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Washington, D.C., USA
Prior to joining the Hirshhorn in 2014, Melissa Chiu was the director of the Asia Society in New York, where she had previously been curator for contemporary Asian and Asian American Art (2001-04), and where she launched a contemporary art collection and commissioned groundbreaking international loan exhibitions devoted to modern art. From 1996-2001, Chiu was the founding director of the Asia-Australia Arts Centre in Sydney, and from 1993-96 was the curator for the University of Western Sydney Collection at the University of Western Sydney. She has authored and edited numerous books and catalogues, including Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader (2011).
TOURIA EL GLAOUI
Founding Director, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Launched in 2013, 1:54 now takes place in London, New York and Marrakech every year. Born and raised in Morocco, its founder Touria El Glaoui completed her education in New York before beginning a career in the banking industry as a wealth management consultant. After 10 years she relocated to London, where she launched the fair. El Glaoui has also co-curated exhibitions of the work of her father, the Moroccan artist Hassan El Glaoui, in London and Morocco, and has spoken on contemporary African art and women in leadership at a wide range of international organisations.
Global Head of Art, Deutsche Bank Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Franziska Kunz has managed the global art activities of Deutsche Bank's Art, Culture & Sports Division since 2016. She previously spent two years deputising for that role, and gained broader insight into the financial industry as an integral part of the bank's strategy and consulting team. She is responsible for the Deutsche Bank Collection, one of the most renowned corporate collections worldwide, as well as the company's own exhibition hall in Berlin, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, and further art-related initiatives. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Kunz managed diverse projects in various countries for the multinational utilities company RWE/innogy.
Director, Tate Britain
Alex Farquharson has been the director of Tate Britain since 2015. He was previously the first director of Nottingham Contemporary, which opened in 2009 and has since become one of the leading contemporary art institutions in the UK. Farquharson has curated, written, and lectured widely, organising or co-organising solo exhibitions on international artists such as Wael Shawky and Carol Rama, and British artists including David Hockney and Bridget Riley. He currently serves as a trustee of Raven Row, London, and has chaired the Turner Prize jury since 2015.
Thomas Marks became the editor of Apollo in 2013, and launched the Apollo 40 Under 40 the following year to celebrate young leaders and innovators in the art world. He has written and lectured widely on art and literature, and regularly writes for Apollo about British and European museums. In 2011, Marks was a founding editor of The Junket, an online magazine that publishes original essays, fiction and poetry. He holds a DPhil on 19th-century poetry and architecture from Magdalen College, Oxford.