Gary Carrion-Murayari is Kraus Family Curator at the New Museum. Since joined the museum in 2010, he has curated monographic exhibitions of a number of artists, including Phyllida Barlow, Nathalie Djurberg, Ellen Gallagher, Haroon Mirza, and Jim Shaw. He has also co-curated group exhibitions, such as Ghosts in the Machine (2012), NYC 1993 (2013), and Here and Elsewhere (2014). Most recently, he curated the exhibition The Equilibrists, a survery of young Greek artists in collaboration with the Deste Foundation and the Benaki Museum in Athens. From 2003 to 2010, he worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he organized solo exhibitions, including Elad Lassry and Karthik Pandian, and co-curated exhibitions, such as Television Delivers People (2007) and Progress (2008). He also co-curated the 2010 Whitney Biennial with Francesco Bonami. He has contributed to numerous exhibitions catalogues and art magazines, and has edited several New Museum catalogues. Carrion-Murayari is currently organizing the next edition of the New Museum Triennial, which will take place in 2018, with Alex Gartenfeld of the ICA Miami.

Anselm Franke is a curator and writer who lives and works in Berlin, and currently he is Head of Visual Art and Film at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). At HKW, he co-curated the Anthropocene Project (2013-14) and the exhibitions The Whole Earth, After Year Zero (both 2013), Forensis (2014), Ape Culture (2015), and Nervous Systems (2016), among others. Before taking on his current position, Franke served as the Artistic Director at the Extra City Kunsthal in Antwerp (2006-2010) and as Curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin (2001-2006). Other projects Franke has curated include his long term project Animism (2010 – 2014), the 10th Shanghai Biennale Social Factory (2014), the Taipei Biennale Modern Monsters/Death and Life of Fiction (2012), and Manifesta 7 The Soul (co-curated, 2008). He has contributed to journals such as e-flux journal and completed his PhD at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London.

Mami Kataoka is Chief Curator at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, from 2003, where she has curated number of exhibitions, including Ai Weiwei: According to What? (2009, 2012-13 in the U.S.), Lee Bul (2012), Makoto Aida (2012), and Lee Mingwei and His Relations (2014-15). Prior to this position, Kataoka was Chief Curator at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (1997-2002) and a researcher on cultural policies and urban development projects at the NLI Research Institute (1992-1997). She was also International Curator at the Hayward Gallery in London from 2007 to 2009. In 2012, she curated Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as guest curator, and was Co-Artistic Director for the 9th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. She serves as a board member of CIMAM, member of Asian Art Council of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and advisory board member of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. Kataoka also became a professor at the Kyoto University of Art and Design Graduate School of Art and Design Studies in 2016 and has been appointed as Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney to be held in 2018.

Since 2014, María Inés Rodríguez has been the Director at the CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, where she will curate the upcoming Rosa Barba's site-specific installation for the Nave of the museum. She also curated Leonor Antunes's site-specific installation the pliable plane and Alejandro Jodorowsky retrospective, displayed in an architectural creation designed by Andreas Angelidakis, both shown in that same monumental space. Prior to her current position she served as Chief Curator at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC). She was also the curator for the Satellite Programme of Jeu de Paume in Paris. In addition to exhibitions, Rodríguez has organized and curated publication projects. She published Instant City and Botogham City, which are newspapers focusing on the current circumstances of cities, and served as the editor for Point d’Ironie. She founded Tropical Papers editions for development and promotion of artists’ editions, and now Tropical Papers is an online project exploring contemporary art and culture.

Yuka Uematsu is Curator at the National Museum of Art, Osaka, and previously worked as Chief Curator at the Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art and the MIMOCA Foundation for the Promotion of Fine Arts. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including The Self-Portraits of Yasumasa Morimura (2016), Wolfgang Tillmans Your Body is Yours (2015), Tabaimo: DANMEN (2010), and Miwa Yanagi Po-po Nyangnyang! (2009).
Uematsu was the commissioner of Japan Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale and the commissioner of Japan at the 13th Bangladesh Biennale. Currently she is an adjunct lecturer at the Kyoto City University of Arts.

Tomoko Yabumae is Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo.
She has curated numerous exhibitions, including Shinro Ohtake: Zen-Kei Retrospective 1955-2006 (2006), Omnilogue: Your Voice is Mine (2013, NUS Museum, Singapore).Since 2007 she has organized MOT Collection, an exhibition series focusing on the museum’s collection with a special feature, such as Kenjiro Okazaki (2009-10), Chronicle 1995- (2014), Sayoko Yamaguchi: The Wearist, Clothed in the Future (2015), and An Art Exhibition for Children: Whose place is this? (2015). Her writings on Japanese modern and contemporary art have appeared in a number of journals in Japan.

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