Chair of the Board of Trustees
The important private collector of contemporary and post-war art (with a focus on Arte Povera) is a worldwide pioneer in the collecting of media art. In 2014, she initiated KINO DER KUNST in Munich together with Heinz Peter Schwerfel. She is the founder of the Sammlung Goetz (Goetz Collection), which was opened to the public in 1993 in its own museum building designed by Herzog & De Meuron. The collection has been shown in numerous international exhibitions, institutions and galleries including the Kunsthalle Basel, Hauser & Wirth in New York and the ZKM in Karlsruhe. In 2014, Goetz donated the building and a large portion of the media art collection to the Bavarian State.
DORYUN CHONG The Chief Curator and Deputy Director of M+, a new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, was also curator of both the South Korean Pavilion (2001) and the Hong Kong Pavilion (2017) at the Venice Biennale. He has served as a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and (beginning in 2009) the Museum of Modern Art in New York. M+ is expected to open at the end of 2020 as the world’s largest museum of contemporary art.
The Berlin software entrepreneur has been collecting contemporary time-based art since 2010. In April 2019, he opened his Sammlung Fluentum (Fluentum Collection) to the public. Fluentum is an independent platform for video and film art that also purchases works, supports productions and organizes changing exhibitions. The permanent collection includes works by over 50 artists such as William Kentridge, Douglas Gordon, Hito Steyerl, Omer Fast, Sven Johne and Hiwa K.
EVA KRAUS Currently the Director of the Neues Museum Nuremberg, she was also a curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York until 2007. Until 2012, she was Director of the Steinle Contemporary Gallery in Munich and worked as a freelance exhibition organizer. As of August 2020, she will take up a new post as Director of the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn.
MARK NASH The independent curator and author specializes in contemporary film art. He first worked as a film producer, then as co-curator of Documenta 11 (2002) alongside Okwui Enwezor. He also collaborated on the 56th Venice Biennale and has taught at the Royal College and Birkbeck College of the University of London.
HANS ULRICH OBRIST
The Swiss artist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London and also curates contemporary art exhibitions worldwide. During the 1990s, he was a curator at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He has been responsible for more than 300 exhibitions including such original initiatives as the domestic Kitchen Exhibition, Take Me (I’m Yours), Do It and 14 Rooms. He has published widely and received numerous awards.
Since 2011, the artist has been a professor for time-based media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. He first began working with found footage (together with Piero Steinle) and since 2001 has been shooting his own films, including the celebrated multi-channel works Asylum, Trilogy of Failure and American Night. Numerous solo exhibitions of his work have been held in museums worldwide. In 2017, the cinema version of his 13-channel installation Manifesto, featuring Cate Blanchett in 13 different roles, won the Main Prize and Audience Award at KINO DER KUNST.