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Maria Lind Announced as Artistic Director of the 2016 Gwangju Biennale

The director of Stockholm’s Tensta Konsthall, Maria Lind, has been appointed artistic director for the 2016 Gwangju Biennale, reports Lorena Muñoz-Alonso at Artnet. Lind has helmed the Tensta Konsthall since 2011, prior to which she was the director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College from 2008 to 2010. Lind also served as a curator at Moderna Museet in Stockholm from 1997 to 2001 and cocurated Manifesta 2 in 1998.

“Gwangju Biennale has a great strength in carrying out a high quality exhibition and bringing about insight into Gwangju's distinct characteristics…I will make sure next year's Gwangju Biennale will be a place where artists, the public, people working in the art industry, and local residents gather together to discuss, relate, and communicate in the name of art,” Lind said during a press conference held earlier this week. The previous edition of the Gwangju Biennale, curated by Dia Art Foundation director Jessica Morgan, was marked by controversy and led to the resignation of Gwangju Biennale Foundation president Lee Yong-Woo.

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