Main Programme's Curators

  Catherine David  
     Catherine David studied Linguistics and History of Art at the Universite de la Sorbonne and Ecole du Louvre in Paris. From 1982 to 1990 she was Curator at the Musιe national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, and from 1990 to 1994 she was Curator at Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, both in Paris, where she organized several monographs and group exhibitions including: Lothar Baumgarten, Passages de l’Image, Reinhard Mucha, Stan Douglas, Monodramas and Television Spots, Marcel Broodthaers, Helio Oiticica, Eva Hesse, Choreh Feyzdjou, Robert Gober, Jeff Wall and Chantal Ackerman, D’Est, among others. From 1994 to 1997 David served as Artistic Director for documenta X in Kassel, Germany, and from 1998 on is Director of the long-term project Contemporary Arab Representations produced by Tapies Foundation in Barcelona. In 2000 she organized The State of Things for Kunst Werke, Berlin. Between 2002 and 2004 David was Director of the Witte de With Rotterdam in the Netherlands.  
  Jan Erik Lundstrom  
     Jan-Erik Lundström is the director of BildMuseet, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, a museum of contemporary art and visual culture. He is equally involved in lecturing, organizing and curating several exhibitions, as also he has been engaged in the writing of various catalogues. Among his latest exhibitions: Politics of Place, Killing Me Softly (Tirana Biennial), Projects for a Revolution (Mois de la Photo, Montreal), Double Vision (Prague Biennale) and Same, Same, but Different. He was the chief curator of Berlin Biennial of Photographic Media, 2005, where he curated the exhibition After the Fact, a major survey towards documentary practices in contemporary art. He is the author of numerous books, including Nordic Landscapes, Tankar om fotografi (Thoughts on Photography), Irving Penn and Horizons: Towards a Global Africa. He is a guest professor at HISK, Antwerp, Belgium and at the Kunstakademie, Oslo, Norway. Lundström is a prolific international lecturer and writer, contributor to interantional symposia and to cultural magazines such as Glänta, European Photography, Paletten and tema celeste.  
  Maria Tsantsanoglou, Director of S.C.M.A.  
     Maria Tsantsanoglou was born in Thessaloniki. She holds her Doctorate in Russian Futurism and more precisely on its history and reception, at the University of Lomonosov, Moscow. Her research area and her several publications mainly concerned the Russian Avant-garde art. Furthermore, she has been involved with aspects related to the synthesis of art, the visual poetry, the relations between art and politics, as also the transcultural associations. She had been a member of the Greek Ministry of Culture’s State Committee for the attainment of the Costakis Collection. She as well has worked as a scientific associate for the Ministry of Press and Media as also has served as a cultural associate and press attaché for the Greek Embassy in Moscow (1994-2001). Additionally she taught Art History at the University of Lomonosov in Moscow (1997-2001). Since 2002 she has been working as a curator at the State Museum of Contemporay Art and in 2006 she has been appointed director of the museum. In the meantime she teaches Russian Art of the 19th and 20th century at the University of Macedonia. She has organized a number of exhibitions of modern and contemporary art while she has also participated in publications and conferences in Greece and abroad.  
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