The judging panel for the second edition of the Awards are:
Andreï Erofeev, Independent Curator and Art critic
Andreï Erofeev is an independent curator and art critic. Formerly Chief Curator at The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, he was also previously the Head of Contemporary Art at both Tretyakov Gallery and The State Museum Tsaritsyno. During his tenure at both institutions, he put on no less than 40 exhibitions focused on modern and contemporary Russian art. As a researcher and curator, Erofeev has explored modern art through Abstraction: Tendencies of Abstract Art in Moscow 1950-1990 at State Tretyakov Gallery in 2003 , and Russian Art from the Abstraction to the Conceptualism at Central House of Artists in Moscow in 1999. More recently, Erofeev curated Pussy Riot and the Russian Tradition of Art Rebellion in Prague, and curated Breaking the Ice: Moscow Art 1960-1980s at London’s Saatchi Gallery. He has curated exhibitions in Paris, including Le cas Pussy Riot at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, and in Barcelona where he exhibited In Total Disorder: Russian Art Now. With a PhD from the Moscow State University, Erofeev is regarded as a leading scholar in twentieth century and contemporary art from Russian and the SFU region.
Sir David Green KCMG, Former Director-General, British Council
Sir David Green KCMG was Director-General of the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for educational and cultural relations, from 1999-2007. In 2007 the British Council had 240 centres in 110 countries and a staff complement of 7,500. From 1990-1999 he was Director of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). In 1999 VSO had 2,000 volunteers sharing their skills and experience in 60 countries. From 1976-1990 he worked for Save the Children in a variety of roles culminating in the post of Deputy Director-General. After graduating from Cambridge University in 1972, he worked as an art teacher in a comprehensive school in South Yorkshire. He is Chair of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, Dartington Hall Trust, Dash Arts and Soumik Datta Arts and on the Board of The Royal Court Theatre and the London University of the Arts; he was awarded the CMG in 1999 and the KCMG in 2005; he is a Freeman of both London and Freetown. He has a strong interest in the visual arts, theatre, international development, cultural relations and is a practicing painter.
Lee Young Hye, Creative Director, Gwangju Design Biennale
Lee Young Hye is the President of designhouse inc. In 2008 she launched the Strategic Design Institute and in 2007 founded the Digital Design House. Ms Lee has published over 500 books and launched such magazines as The Celebrity in 2013, Men’s Health magazine in 2006, Luxury in 2001, style H in 2005, Home Style & Living in 1987 and DESiGN in 1976.She is the Director of the Gwangiu Design Biennale 2013, is on the Board of Directors for Seoul Design Foundation and a Committee member for Korea CEO Forum and the Korean Marketing Club Association.
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Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of Southern Australia
Nick Mitzevich commenced as Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia in July 2010. He was previously Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, a position he held from 2007 to 2010. In 2009 he was recognised for his outstanding achievements by receiving the Museum and Gallery Services Queensland 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award. He has curated notable international and national exhibitions, including AES+F The Revolution starts now! (2010),Margaret Olley: Life's journey (2009), Strange Cargo: contemporary art as a state of encounter (2006) and Auto Fetish: the mechanics of desire (2004).
Nigel Hurst, CEO, Saatchi Gallery
Nigel Hurst is Director and Chief Executive of the Saatchi Gallery in London. He graduated from Goldsmiths College, London University in 1986 and since then has curated numerous international exhibitions. He joined the Saatchi Gallery as a curator in 1997, working on Sensation at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the National galerie at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin and the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York. More recent exhibitions have focused on Asian contemporary art, including The Revolution Continues: New Art from China (2008), Unveiled: New Art from Middle East (2009), The Empire Strikes Back: Indian Art Today (2010), The Silk Road in collaboration with the City of Lille, France (2011) and Korean Eye (2012). He has also been a member of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Public Art Advisory Board since 2009.
Serenella Ciclitira, Founder, Parallel Contemporary Art
Serenella Ciclitira has an Honours Degree in Art History from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked extensively with artists and galleries throughout the world. With her husband, David Ciclitira, she is the co-founder of The Eye Programme and a member of its curatorial board. She has been an Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art in London, and since 1990 has been awarding the Parallel Prize for Painting and the Serenella Ciclitira Scholarship for Sculpture. Winner of the Parallel Prize, Gillian Carnegie, was later nominated for the Turner Prize and Benedict Carpenter and Gereon Krebber went on to win the prestigious Jerwood Sculpture Prize. Martin Westwood, a former Parallel Prize winner, was featured in the Art Now exhibition at the Tate Britain in 2005.
Tan Boon Hui, Group Director, Programmes Group, National Heritage Board
TAN Boon Hui, is a curator and programmer with research interests in the contemporary artistic expressions of Southeast Asia and Asia and the remaking of traditions among artists of today. From 1 July 2013, he assumed the role of Group Director, Programmes at the National Heritage Board (NHB) overseeing exhibitions, programmes and outreach events across the museums, institutions and divisions of the NHB. Boon Hui is concurrently artistic director for the Singapour Festivarts 2015, an interdisciplinary festival of visual, performing, design and film in France. He was Director of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) from 2009 to 2013, overseeing the transformation of SAM into a leading centre for contemporary Southeast Asian and Asian art. He was the Director of the Organising Secretariat for the Singapore Biennale 2011. He is project director and co-curator for the Singapore Biennale 2013: If the World Changed, having first proposed the group curatorial model that has defined this edition of the Biennale. He also led the team that launched perennial audience favourite events at SAM like the Night Lights and the Art Garden interactive art exhibition series for children.