Presenter CVs

Pat Binder
Binder is an artist, mediator and net-worker. Parallel to her own artistic work, she explores issues and develops strategies of art mediation and cultural exchange. Since 1997 she has focused on the realization of art and cultural projects on the internet, co-editing Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art.

Rudolf Brünger
Brünger is co-founder and Executive Director of ufaFabrik International Cultural Center in Berlin and current Vice-President for Res Artis. As a cultural organizer he has programmed the UFA Fabrik arthouse cinemas during the eighties, staged theatre festivals like Transeurope Festival and Mir Caravane in Berlin and followed the fast transformation of the city in the Nineties with site-specific, ephemeral events on public places.

Clayton Campbell
Campbell is the current president of Res Artis and the co-executive director of the 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles. A practicing artist, his photographic installation work, “Words My Son has Learned Since 9-11”, was exhibited at the Mainson Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris. Campbell contributes to Flash Art International, Contemporary and Afteimage Magazines. He is deeply involved with international arts projects and in 2002 was awarded the Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters.

Camille Dumas
Dumas is assistant coordinator in the art center Mains d’?uvres in Saint-Ouen. She studied cultural mediation in the ICART school in Paris where she wrote a thesis on the residency for artists in New York state and its operation. She has worked as assistant coordinator in art galleries and art centers in France, New York and Montreal.

Thomas Frank
Frank was the Assistant Artistic Director and Dramaturg at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt from 2000 to 2004. A committed organizer of international theatre, he acted as curator of arts programmes such as ‘plateaux’ (an international platform for young theatre directors) and the 5th International Summer Academy. Since 2005, Frank has been dramaturg and curator at Sophiensaele in Berlin.

Hanneke Frühauf

Frühauf, a former curator of BINZ39, a gallery and artists-studio project in Zurich, is now the curator for the bridgeguard organization. She is also a member of the Res Artis advisory committee and art director of, a foundation that enhances the perception and mutual understanding between Switzerland and the Netherlands through art and culture projects.

Gridthiya Gaweewong
Gaweewong, born in Chiang Rai, Thailand, currently works as a freelance curator and is co-founder of the project 304, which focuses on multidisciplinary art projects by local and international artists. Gaweewong curated Alien(gener)ation (Bangkok, Khonkaen, Chiang Mai 2000-3) and Under Construction (Japan, 2003). Presently she is coordinating Mekong Laboratory, an exchange project in the performing arts.

Adrienne Goehler

Goehler is the curator for the Hauptstadt Kulturfonds (capital city cultural funds) of Berlin. She has served as a deputy in the Hamburg Parliament as part of the Women’s fraction of the Green Party, headed the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg and was Senator for Science, Research and Culture in Berlin.

Michael Haerdter
Haerdter is a writer, lecturer and curator. He was the dramaturge at Schiller-Theater Berlin, the Secretary General at Academy of the Arts, Berlin and the founder and director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. He co-founded Res Artis in 1993 and was the first president of the network from 1994-2000. Living and working in Berlin, he has published several books and numerous essays on theatre, dance, the visual arts and related cultural and philosophical matters.

Gerhard Haupt
Haupt is an art historian, curator and art critic, specializing in contemporary art from Latin America. He has worked in the field of international art and cultural exchange since the 1990’s. Since 1996 he has worked with cultural projects on the internet, an expert on the conceptual and practical issues of webmarketing in the art field.  He is co-editor of Universes in Universe - Worlds of Art.

Dr. Kim Hong Hee
Hong-hee, Ph. D. in art history, Hongik University, has been active as a curator and art critic. As the director of the Ssamzie Space, she has played a significant role in supporting experimental young artists. She is currently the Artistic Director of the 6th Gwangju Biennale 2006, also curator in 1995 and 2000. In addition, she served as an organizing committee member for CIMAM Seoul 2004 and 2001 Yokohama Triennale. She has published several books, including Discourse and Sites of Modern Art I, II (2003), Nam June Paik • Happening • Video (1999), and Feminism •Video • Art (1998).

Raj Isar
Isar is president of the European Forum for Arts and Heritage and boardmember of the Institute of International Visual Arts and the Fitzcarraldo Foundation (Turin) He is Special Advisor to the World Monuments Fund and the Sanskriti Foundation (New Delhi) and managing Editor of the World Cultures Yearbook project. An independent cultural advisor, he has taught at  The American University of Paris and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and has held top positions at UNESCO and the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture.

Ong Keng Sen

Artistic director of Theatre Works in Singapore, Keng Sen is an active contributor to the development of Asian contemporary performance.  He created the International Council of the Asia Society of New York and Arts Networks Asia. Keng Sen studied intercultural performance at New York University and holds a law degree. A Fulbright Scholar, he was artist-in-residence at the New York University Asian Pacific and American Studies Programme/Institute. In 2002, Keng Sen started The Continuum Asia Project, an arts exchange project in Laos. In 2003, he created The Myths of Memory, a performance and In Transit, an annual three-week festival in Berlin. He is now developing a new project with the House of World Cultures, Berlin.

Hendrik Kloninger

Kloninger, born in Berlin, studied Business Management at the Technical University of Berlin with a minor in Economics of Education. His entire career has been with Goethe Institut, at different locations, until now. He started as Cultural Manager at the Goethe Institut in Munich, Germany and was the Director of the German cultural institute in Dakar, Senegal since 1999. He was also posted for six years in Cairo and has served in the management of the head office in Munich. He has now officially assumed the post of Deputy Executive Director at the Asia-Europe Foundation.

Jay Koh
Koh, in his 15 year arts career, has shown his installations, videos and performances, given lectures and had his writings published, in more than 30 countries worldwide. He is directing an art and cultural programme, NICA, in Myanmar and working to set up a new cultural space in Kuala Lumpur. From 1992 - 99, he ran the space ”arting” in Cologne, where he initiated the international organization for cross-cultural projects, IFIMA. Since 2000, Jay has been working with Chu Chu Yuan in developing models of engagements with publics and communities and conceiving appropriate actions in response to each site.

Amna Kusumo
Kusumo has a long career as an independent arts manager, organizing and producing traditional and contemporary Indonesian performances. As a Ford Foundation grantee from 1988 to 1991, Kusumo served as Chair of the Production Board for the Festival of Indonesia in the United States. Also involved in the 1995 Art Summit Festival in Indonesia, she was responsible for the planning and implementing of performances from thirteen countries. In 1997 Kusumo started a consultancy to the Kelola Project, promoting Indonesian arts through learning opportunities and funding. This led to the creation of the Kelola Foundation in 1999, where she now serves as director.

Jo Kukathas
Kukathas is an actor, director and writer. She is a leading actress in Malaysia and the director of The Instant Cafe Theatre (ICT) - a company well loved for its daring, provocative, political and social satire. It uses humour to cut sharply across cultural, social and political barriers. The company also interprets both contemporary and classical texts to explore issues of race, religion and identity within Malaysia's multi-cultural context. Kukathas was the director and co-writer of The Island In Between/Pulau Antara. This multi-lingual led to the formation of Lohan Journey, a network of 16 Asian artists, directors and writers. Together they created the multi-lingual interdisciplinary work Hotel Grand Asia in 2005. Lohan Journey has also spawned a number of other works between its members.

Peter Legemann
Legemann has studied and worked in the computer sciences at the Technical University in Berlin before he switched his scientific career to the arts.  He started the transformation of Schloss Broellin, a historic monument building in the north of Germany, into a cultural venue and an artist-in-residence place with a focus in performing arts. Since 1992 he has been managing director and head of the board of Broellin and has been in charge of strategies, administration, promotion, public relations and finances. Now a freelancer, he is presently focusing on the artistic and cultural exchange with the Eastern European Countries, especially with the new EU-Members.

Magdalena Lewoc
Lewoc, an art historian, is chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum in Szczecin, organizing exhibitions of both Polish and international artists. She is the co-author and leader of the Mare Articum project, which promotes contemporary art from the Baltic Sea Region.

Marie Le Sourd
Le Sourd has a Diploma in Political Science (Institute of Political Science, Grenoble, France) and a Masters on Law of International Relations and Cultural Exchange from the University of Lyon, France. She has been working for the Asia-Europe Foundation for 6 years. In the Cultural Exchange Department, as a project manager, she is mainly in charge of programme and projects for young artists’ exchange (new media, photography), platforms for exchange (cinema, autonomous cultural centres) and Dialogue on Policy and Culture.

Lluís Llobet
Born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Llobet has worked as the director of Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera since 1996. An active writer, he usually write articles for specialized or divulgative magazines and other publications about local development in Pyrenees. Llobet’s most recent publication is  “El CAN de Farrera: un projecte local d’abast global”

Shaheen Merali
Merali is a visual artist, curator and educator of Indian descent In 2003 he became the Head of the Department for exhibition, film and new media at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Since 1993 he had been a lecturer at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and a researcher at the University of Westminster. Merali`s work as an artist has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and he has curated over twenty shows in Europe and North America.

Anne O’Callaghan
O’Callaghan was born in Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1968. She was educated at National College of Art Dublin (now-NCAD), Sheridan College and York University in Ontario. She is a founding member and co-curator of the Tree Museum Collective near Gravenhurst, Ontario and a member of Redhead Collective, Toronto. O’Callaghan’s work extends from photo-based installation to site-specific sculpture. Since 1981, her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions.

Deborah Obalil
Obalil is the Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists Communities, an organization dedicated to artist communities, colonies and residency programs. Previously, she was the Director of the Arts Marketing Center & Research at the Arts & Business Council of Chicago where she authored ‘Barriers and Motivations to Increased Arts Usage Among Medium and Light Users‘ and edited ‘Diversifying Chicago’s Arts Audiences’. Obalil presents seminars on marketing planning, generational marketing, marketing research, public relations and customer service. She served on the faculty of Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago.

Norbert Obrycki
Norbert Obrycki, born 1972, studied German philology, German history and political science at Universities in Szczecin, Greifswald, Vienna and Berlin. On the city council of Szczecin, he is in charge of cross-border co-operations. Since May 1st 2004, he has been manager of the Association of the Polish Municipalities in the Pomerania Euroregion and editor-in-chief of the cross-border magazine EuroPomerania.

Richard Perram
Perram is the Director of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery based some 200 kms west of Sydney, Australia. BRAG runs its residency program from two cottages in the historic 1872 gold mining village of Hill End, another 80 km away. Richard has a long history of working with funding bodies (Australia Council & Arts Queensland), art galleries and community organizations. He was the Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne in the mid-80’s and Executive Officer of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras in the mid-90’s.

Davide Quadrio
Quadrio manages BizArt Art Centre in Shanghai, organizing exhibition and design projects: sourcing venues and sponsorships, designing spaces, dealing with the media. Over the last five years, he organized over 100 exhibitions and events in China and abroad, developing relationships with local and foreign institutions in China, building up the BizArt name. He works now in close collaboration with the French Government, Pro Helvetia, Shuion Group of Hong Kong together with AMS planning and research. He is responsible for the UK Art Council’s artists-in-residence project in Shanghai. Quadrio has been appointed Creative Director of Bund18 creative space and expert by the EU for event organization for Xi’an and Nanchang SME Promotion Centres.

Alvin Tan
As one of Singapore’s leading theatre directors, Tan led and inspired the The Necessary Stage from its birth. Committed to a vision of a Singapore theatre that reflects Singaporean needs, ideas and concern, Alvin has been responsible for much ground-breaking work in the plays he directs (Off Centre, Top Of The World) as well as in the other productions by the Company. Tan jas also undertaken arts education through the Theatre For Youth Branch and Community Service Theatre Branch. Alvin is currently on a year’s sabbatical at the University of Birmingham, completing his research for an M(Phil) in Theatre.

Judith Staines
Staines is an independent consultant, researcher and writer with over 20 years experience in the cultural sector. Based in England, she has worked with many European cultural networks including IETM, EFAH, European Artists Pépinières, ELIA and RESEO. A contributor to On-The-Move website with articles on tax and global mobility, Staines is currently researching legal frameworks for independents in the cultural sector for IETM. She wrote “Working Groups” (EFAH, 1996), a study into the scope and impact of European cultural networks, several handbooks for visual artists and has researched arts and development projects in India. She has a BA in French and Romanian (University of London) and a European Diploma in Cultural Project Management.

Christoph Tannert
Tannert is a curator and art critic, the current director and past programme coordinator of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. Born in Leipzig (Saxonia /
East Germany), he studied archeology and history of art at Humboldt University in Berlin, receiving a Magister Artium in 1981. Tannert has been a freelance art critic for print media and a curator of exhibitions since that time. He has published many articles on visual arts, rock music, film and video art.

Chet Tchozewski
Tchozewski is the founder and Executive Director of the Global Greengrants Fund - a US-based international environmental foundation. He has helped to pioneer international re-granting as an effective means for private foundations, companies and individual donors to support community-based organizations in developing economies. Tchozewski is a founder of Grantmakers Without Borders and helped launch the Global Philanthropy Forum. He was a fellow of the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is the recipient of the Council on Foundation 2004 Robert Scrivner Award for Creative Philanthropy and author of “A World of Missed Opportunities in Environmental Philanthropy.”

Nicholas Tsoutas
Tsoutas is the Executive Director of Artspace Visual Arts Centre in Sydney and from October 2005 he has been appointed Artistic Director of Casula Powerhouse (Sydney). He is an Executive Board Member of Res Artis. He was the director of the Performance Space (Sydney), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane) and was the commissioning curator for the Australian Pavilion at the 2004 Sao Paulo Biennale and ARCO 2002, Madrid. He has initiated many international conferences, including Globalization + Art + Cultural Difference (2001), Knowledge + dialogue + Exchange remapping cultural globalisms from the south (2004). He founded the performance group Allout E, the Network of Contemporary Art Organizations in Australia and is currently developing the National Network of Australian Residency Centres.

Maria Tuerlings
Tuerlings lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Director and Founder of Trans Artists. Maria is also the Secretary of the board of Res Artis and runs the Res Artis Office. She is also member of the Board and National Co-ordinator (the Netherlands) for the Pépinières pour Jeunes Artists, the European residency program and network for young artists. The current program, MAP XXL, includes 26 European countries and Québec. Tuerlings is member of the Advisory Committee of DAD-CH, promoting cultural exchanges between Switzerland and the Netherlands. Recently, Tuerlings was invited to the Board of Smart Project Space in Amsterdam.

Erik Van Ginkel
Van Ginkel graduated from the Law School of the University of Amsterdam in 1991. After a short career in management, he joined the Mondriaan Foundation as lawyer / secretary to the board. In 2000 he was the director of human resources at the Amsterdam based design agency VBAT Enterprise IG. Since December 2001, he is acting director at the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation, supporting 3.600 projects in the fields of performing arts, visual arts, history and conservation of cultural heritage. Van Ginkel is chair of the board of Trans Artists and also holds positions in the boards of a.o., the Stedelijk Museum Business Club and the Wertheimer Foundation for Dutch Photography.

Katelijn Verstrate
Verstrate is IETM’s Communication and Training Officer, Asia Project Manager as well as general coordinator for She holds an MA in sinology and a postgraduate degree in marketing. Between 1996 and 2003 she worked in the commercial sector in China, while being active in the contemporary art scene there. She co-founded, and co-managed from 1999 till 2003, an independent arts space in Shanghai called BizArt. After her return to Europe, before joining IETM she worked with the KunstenFestival DesArts in Brussels as a press and public relations officer.

Bartosz Wójcik
Wójcik, a multimedia artist and author of ideas, is curator of the place of art OFFicyna, He studied German philology and history, art history and theology and was manager and co-curator of the Live Art Festival in Szczecin. He has presented his artworks at number of galleries, projects and festivals throughout Europe.

San San Wong
Wong is a consultant working in strategic planning, research of artistic practices and conceptualization and development of initiatives focused on strengthening support systems for artists. From 1992-1997 she was development director and interim executive of Theater Artaud - a presenting and service. She then became director of the National Performance Network, setting standards for artistic fees, structuring residencies, providing grant support for the commissioning and touring of emerging artists and supporting risky work by more established artists.

Shu Yang
Currently living in Beijing, Yang is an independent curator, artist and art critic. He is the director of DaDao Live Art Festival, China. He worked as an actor, designer and writer with Chinese contemporary theatre group “Paper Tiger Studio” since 2000 and has performed at “Nippon International Performance Art Festival” in Japan, “Heiner Mueller Theatre Festival” in Tokyo and “Liverpool Biennale” in the UK.