A report of the symposium by Susanne Boecker can be downloaded here in English and here in German.

A report of the symposium by Andrew Paul Wood can be downloaded here.

Susanne Boecker studied art history and Romanic philology in Bonn and Cologne, Germany and completed a distance education program in Public Relations at PR Plus Heidelberg, Germany. From 1991 to 2003 she worked as a freelancer at Redaktionsbüro Dank, Köln, where she did editorial work for various (art-)historical internet projects and databases. From 1992 to 2003 freelance work for Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, at the editorial department for culture, as well as coverage and critic of Art/photography. Since 1992 freelance work for Kunstforum international, Cologne, Germany, with a focus on covering international biennials. 1994 to 2014 freelance work for K.I. Mediengesellschaft mbH Cologne. 2003 to 2004 freelance work for Forum für Fotografie, Cologne, Germany, including the preparation of exhibitions, PR and visitor care. 2011 to 2015 as chief in Editing and Communication of Biennial Foundation, responsible for editing the website www.biennialfoundation.org and supervising Social Media activities. Since 2012 freelance PR-work for museums and galleries.

Andrew Paul Wood – BAhons (Otago), Postgrad Diploma Museum Studies (Massey), MAmerit (Cant), PhD (Cant) – is a cultural historian, art and literary critic, translator, broadcaster and independent curator based in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has taught art history and theory at the Christchurch Polytech Institute of Technology, the Design and Arts College of New Zealand, and the University of Canterbury. He has written for Art New Zealand, the New Zealand Listener, The Press (Christchurch), the Sunday Star-Times, EyeContact, the Sydney Review of Books (Australia), Art Monthly Australia, Public Art Review (USA), and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany). He has previously worked with The Physics Room, Canterbury Museum, SCAPE and the Christchurch Arts Festival. He has curated a number of exhibitions in Christchurch and was on the curatorium for the 2012 Shared Lines: Sendai-Christchurch Art Exchange (New Zealand-Japan, commemorating the Christchurch and Fukushima earthquakes), Endangered Visions as part of Manilart 2014, Manila, Philippines, and was on the 2010 selection panel of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Korean arts residency. In 2012–13 he presented an arts segment of CTV’s morning show and currently hosts the “Artery” radio programme on Plains FM. In 2008 Wood received a professional development grant to travel to Europe for a month and was a guest of the Goethe-Institut and German Federal Government. His areas of expertise are national identity, postcolonial and postmodern “new history” art, European refugee and émigré artists in the Australasian context, and Asia-Pacific art.