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  • Aug 06, 2019

Yung Ma Appointed Artistic Director of the 2020 Seoul Mediacity Biennale

YUNG MA is the curator of the 2020 Seoul Mediacity Biennale. Courtesy Seoul Museum of Art.

On August 6, Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) announced that Yung Ma will be the artistic director of the 11th edition of the Seoul Mediacity Biennale, which will open in September 2020. SeMA director Beck Jee-sook said in a statement that she hoped the upcoming edition, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the event, will be a “new chapter for the biennale to synchronize with other global cities, transcending ideas of borders and time.”

Ma is currently the curator of the Contemporary Art and Prospective Creation Department at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. From 2011 to 2016, he served as associate curator of moving image at M+ in Hong Kong. His curatorial projects include the recent solo exhibition by Cao Fei, “HX,” at the Centre Pompidou. While at M+ he organized the museum’s “Screening” series; the “Mobile M+ Moving Images” exhibition in 2015; and was the co-curator of the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2013.

Seoul Mediacity Biennale is organized by SeMA and hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The 2020 edition will have multiple sites and will connect more closely with the fabric of city, following the biennale's early vision. Ma commented that he intends “to explore the current media landscape in relation to our contemporary condition with a global perspective.”

More details about the 11th edition of Seoul Mediacity Biennale are slated to be announced in the coming months. 

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