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Busan Biennale Seeks Artistic Director for 2020

5 months ago

The Busan Biennale Organizing Committee is holding open recruitment to select the next artistic director to plan Busan Biennale 2020.
Applications will be accepted between May 15 and June 3.
The committee will conduct reviews before making its final artistic director selection in July 2019.

To promote the transparent and rational management of the follow-up exhibition to Busan Biennale 2018 and discover new curators, the committee is adopting the open recruitment approach once again to select the Busan Biennale 2020 artistic director. As the 20th anniversary of the committee’s establishment, the year 2020 could also be seen as an occasion for taking the next step forward in transforming one of Asia’s representative biennales into a global biennale exhibition. The individual(team) selected as artistic director will be responsible for directing the exhibition—including selection of the theme, artists, and artworks and related budgeting—and for planning exhibition-related events. The artistic director will also be responsible for duties related to publicity and funding.
Busan Biennale 2020 is scheduled to take place in September 2020.

–Capability of and commitment to exhibitions that embody the identity, history, culture, and future of the Busan Biennale and city of Busan for the committee’s 20th anniversary
–Understanding of and expertise in contemporary art and the ability to communicate effectively with artists and related experts
–High level of understanding of the biennial system and experience with curating either a biennale or exhibitions at an international scale and of roughly equivalent character and content
–Ability to contribute to international networking by the committee

Korean and overseas planners seeking to reply to the recruitment (either individually or in teams) should submit a CV and exhibition proposal of up to three pages. Following the 20-day recruitment period, the committee will finalize its interview candidates based on the decision of its recommendation committee, at which point the selected candidates will be asked to submit a second proposal. As a final stage, the selection committee will conduct reviews based on proposal presentations and on-site interviews, and the final artistic director selection will be made.

More info at the following link.

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