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Freya Chou is a curator based in Hong Kong and Taipei. From 2008 - 2014, she was on the curatorial team for the 6th and 7th Taipei Biennial (2008, 2010) and Co-Curator of the 10th Shanghai Biennial (2014). From 2015 - 2019, she worked at Para Site in Hong Kong as the institution’s first Education and Public Programs Curator, during those four years she also curated exhibitions: Ellen Pau: What About Home Affairs? - A Retrospective (2018), Chris Evans, Pak Sheung Chuen: Two Exhibitions (2017), and Afterwork (co-curator, 2016). Recently, Chou has worked with several organizations on research projects, she has also edited and contributed writing to many artist books, magazines, and exhibition catalogues. Chou is a member of the 58th Carnegie International’s Curatorial Council and the Guest Curator of Angela Su: Arise, Hong Kong in Venice, Hong Kong (2022), Hong Kong’s participation in the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.
Reem Shadid is a curator, researcher and cultural organizer who works on the emancipatory possibilities within artistic practice, exploring the ways it intersects with ecological, political and socio-economic forms. Currently, she is the Director of Beirut Art Center in Lebanon and is a co-curator for the second edition of New Visions (2023), the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter triennial for photography and New Media. Reem is also a contributing editor with Infrasonica, a digital platform of non-western cultures for experimental sound and visual art practices and is the producer and host of Radio Alhara’s show Listening with Reem Shadid; listening sessions with artists and practitioners working at the intersection of sonic, visual and literary productions. Most recently she directed Berlin Biennale (2022) Curator’s workshop, and was the producer and host of Aridity Lines, a podcast on local ecological knowledge and climate change in the south-eastern Mediterranean region commissioned by TBA21 Academy. Previously she was the Deputy Director of Sharjah Art Foundation, where she served in various capacities between 2006 – 2020.
Brian Kuan Wood is a writer based in New York, and an editor of e-flux’s book series and monthly journal. Since 2015 he has taught at the MA Curatorial Practice program at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he was Director of Research from 2017 to 2022. He has taught and lectured at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Inside Out Museum in Beijing, and China Art Academy in Hangzhou, among other places. He recently edited Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s relearning bearing witness (2021), Yuk Hui’s Art and Cosmotechnics (2021), as well as the 2017 Sharjah Biennial publication Tamawuj (with Amal Issa, Omar Berrada, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie), the Taipei Biennial 2012 catalog Modern Monsters: Death and Life of Fiction (with Anselm Franke), and Selected Maria Lind Writing (2010).
(From press information, © Photos: Taipei Fine Arts Museum)
18 November 2023 - 24 March 2024
Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
Title: Small World
Freya Chou, Reem Shadid, Brian Kuan Wood