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Jul 30 2019

Jacob Fabricius Appointed Artistic Director of 2020 Busan Biennale

by Evelyn Goh

JACOB FABRICIUS will be the artistic director of the 2020 Busan Biennale. Courtesy Busan Biennale.

On July 29, the Busan Biennale organizing committee named Jacob Fabricius as the artistic director of the festival’s 2020 edition. Fabricius was chosen via an open call from a pool of 50 contenders. His winning proposal envisions a “boundary-broadening concept” incorporating literature and music in the art exhibition. 

Fabricius currently serves as artistic director of Kunsthal Aarhus and is also a board member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Visual Arts. Previously, Fabricius was the artistic director of Malmö Konsthall from 2008 to 2013, and of Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen from 2013 to 2014, before joining the Centre national édition art image (CNEAI), Paris, as an associate curator in 2015. The Busan Biennale press release noted Fabricius’s extensive curatorial experience, and experimentation with “diverse artistic methodologies” that entwine art, culture, and a community focus. Fabricius has curated major international exhibitions including Superflex’s “We Are All in the Same Boat” (2018) at the Museum of Art and Design at Miami Dade College; and Contour 2013: The 6th Biennial of Moving Image (2013) in Mechelen.

The 2020 Busan Biennale is slated to open next September. 

Evelyn Goh is an editorial intern of ArtAsiaPacific.

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