Aaron Cezar is the founding Director of Delfina Foundation based in London, where he develops, curates and oversees its interrelated programme of residencies, exhibitions and public platforms. Over the last 12 years, Aaron has positioned Delfina Foundation as a meeting point and incubator of creative talent, forming partnerships with leading institutions internationally. In addition to directing Delfina Foundation's programmes, Aaron has curated external exhibitions, performances and programs at Hayward Gallery Project Space, SongEun Artspace, ArtBo, and Art Dubai, to name a few amongst many others. Aaron has written for acclaimed publications including, but not limited to, The Art Newspaper, Harper’sBazaar, and ArtAsiaPacific. In 2019, together with Dani Burrows, he edited the book Politics of Food stemming from Delfina Foundation’s popular programme. Aaron is Advisor-at-Large at Art Jameel, one of Delfina Foundation’s strategic partners, and he has been appointed to numerous boards, committees and advisory groups. In 2017, Aaron was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Arts, London.
Kate Fowle was the director of MoMA PS1 in New York between 2019-2022. From 2013-2019 she was the inaugural chief curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and director-at-large of Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York, where she was the executive director from 2009-13. Prior to this, she was the inaugural international curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing (2007-08). In 2002, she co-founded the Master’s Program in Curatorial Practice for California College of the Arts in San Francisco, for which she was the Chair until 2007. Before moving to the United States, Fowle was co-director of Smith + Fowle in London from 1996-2002. From 1994-96 she was curator at the Towner Art Gallery and Museum in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Fowle’s recent projects include solo exhibitions with David Adjaye, Rasheed Araeen, John Baldessari, Sammy Baloji, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Urs Fischer, Rashid Johnson, Irina Korina, Robert Longo, Anri Sala, Taryn Simon, Juergen Teller, and Rirkrit Tirivanija, as well as extended essays on Ilya Kabakov, Sterling Ruby, and Qiu Zhijie, and numerous extended articles on curating and exhibition histories. Fowle has written three books: Exhibit Russia: The New International Decade 1986-1996 (2016); Rashid Johnson: Within Our Gates (2016); and Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo (2017).
Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath are Founders and Directors of the multidisciplinary curatorial platform artReoriented, launched in 2009 in New York and Munich. They are Curators of the Lyon Biennale in 2022, and Affiliate Curators at Gropius Bau in Berlin and are appointed as New Directors for the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin as of 1 January 2022. From 2016 until 2020 they were Chairmen of the Montblanc Cultural Foundation in Hamburg. They held teaching positions at various universities including the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. In 2016 they were curatorial attachés for the Biennale of Sydney. At the Venice Biennale, they were Curators of the National Pavilions of Lebanon in 2013, the United Arab Emirates in 2019, and are Curators of the French Pavilion in 2022.
Bardaouil and Fellrath founded artReoriented to rethink traditional models of cultural engagement. Central to their work is inclusivity in artistic and institutional practices, and a revisionist approach to art history. They are internationally recognised curators and award-winning authors whose practice is rooted in global contemporary art, as well as in the field of modernist studies. The diversity in their cultural and academic backgrounds underlines their inherently collaborative model. Bardaouil, born in Lebanon, holds an MFA in Advanced Theatre Practice and a PhD in Art History. Fellrath, born in Germany, holds two Master’s degrees in Economics and Political Science. As an independent voice, Bardaouil and Fellrath have curated exhibitions and collaborated with more than 70 institutions worldwide, including Centre Pompidou in Paris, Villa Empain in Brussels, Kunstsammlung NRW in Dusseldorf, Tate Liverpool, ARTER in Istanbul, Gwangju and Busan Museums of Art in South Korea, Saradar Collection in Beirut, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and Reina Sofia in Madrid.