David Teh & Anna-Catharina Gebbers
David Teh is a writer, curator and associate professor at the National University of Singapore, with a research focus on Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. His curatorial projects have included Unreal Asia (55. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, 2009), Video Vortex #7 (Yogyakarta, 2011), TRANSMISSION (Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, 2014), Misfits: Pages from a Loose-leaf Modernity (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017) and Returns (12th Gwangju Biennale, 2018). He is currently co-curating the 17th Istanbul Biennial (with Ute Meta Bauer and Amar Kanwar). David’s essays have appeared in Third Text, Afterall, ARTMargins, Theory Culture & Society and Artforum. His book Thai Art: Currencies of the Contemporary was published in 2017 by MIT Press, and he was co-editor (with David Morris) of Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992-98 (2018), for Afterall's Exhibition Histories series.
Anna-Catharina Gebbers is a curator at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. There she has staged solo exhibitions by Anne Imhof and Julian Rosefeldt as well as group exhibitions like moving is in every direction. Environments – Installations – Narrative Spaces (2017), and Magical Soup: Media Art from the Collection of the Nationalgalerie, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection im Hamburger Bahnhof and Loans (September 2020). Essential to her curatorial practice are international collaborative projects, like the current research and exhibition project Collecting Entanglements and Embodied Histories (curated with Gridthiya Gaweewong, Grace Samboh, and June Yap, MAIIAM/Chiang Mai, Galeri Nasional Indonesia/Jakarta, National Gallery Singapore, and Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin, 2017–2022). Gebbers is a member of various commissions (including the acquisition commission of the Federal Art Collection and Neustart Kultur), and is a participating researcher of the transfer project Circulating Narratives – Entangling Communities: Case Studies in Global Performance Art.