Saturday 18 May 2013

Meet the Jury of the 55th Venice Biennale

Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Chong Cuy is the chief curator of the 9a. Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre, Brazil and curator for contemporary art of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros in New York and Caracas. She has been director of the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City, curator of Art in General and of Americas Society, both based in New York.
Jessica Morgan, President of the Jury
Francesco Manacorda
Recently appointed Artistic Director of Tate Liverpool, Francesco Manacorda has previously been Director of Artissima, Turin and curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London. He has also curated the Slovenian pavilion at the 52nd International Art Exhibition and the New Zealand pavilion at the 53rd International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia

Jessica Morgan
Jessica Morgan is Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art, at Tate in London. She has organised numerous group and solo exhibitions for Tate Modern in London and was Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Morgan has published in art journals such asParkett and Artforum.
Bisi Silva. Photo by Stephan Röhl

Bisi Silva
Bisi Silva is an independent art curator and is founder and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos, Nigeria. She was co- curator of the 7th Dakar Biennale and of the 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece. Silva writes for international art magazines and journals including AgufonArtforumArt MonthlyMetropolois MUntitled, and Third Text, and she is in the editorial board of N. Paradoxa, international journal of feminist art.
Francesco Manacorda. Photo: Courtesy Artissim

Ali Subotnick
Ali Subotnick is curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, recently she has co-curated the first edition of Los Angeles Biennale, Made in L.A 2012. In the past she has co-curated the 4th Berlin Biennal for Contemporary Art with Massimiliano Gioni and Maurizio Cattelan.Subotnick has written about art and culture for FriezeParkettARTnews, and ArtReview among other publications.

According to the Board of Directors of Venice Biennale, chaired by Paolo Baratta, the Jury will attribute the following prizes:
Golden Lion for best National Participation; Golden Lion for best artist in the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace)Silver Lion for a promising young artist in the International Exhibition Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace). 

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