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Jessica Morgan

Artistic Director of the 10th Gwangju Biennale

Jessica Morgan is The Daskolopoulos Curator, International Art, at Tate Modern.

She 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 Holler 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, Damián 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.


(From press information, 23 January 2014)

10th Gwangju Biennale

5 September - 9 November 2014

Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Theme:  Burning Down the House
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Artistic direction: Jessica Morgan

Curatorial team:
Associate Curators: Fatos Ustek, Emiliano Valdes
Associate Curator for Performance: Enna Bae
Assistant Curator: Teresa Kittler
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