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The Curators

Esther Ruelfs is an art historian who specializes in photography. She has curated several large-scale photographic exhibition projects for major German museums, such as the Museum Folkwang Essen and the Fotomuseum at the Münchner Stadtmuseum. The exhibitions include, among others, Contemporary German Photography (2003) and The Elegant World of Regina Relang (2005).
Ruelfs has been involved in photography from different perspectives. Besides her curatorial experience she has also dealt with photography on a theoretical and historical level. She most recently participated in the research project “Limits of Photography” at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig. In addition, she has authored and published several works on contemporary and historical photographic subjects, e.g., Fotografische Leidenschaften (Marburg, 2007).

Tobias Berger is an expert in Asian Pacific art. As a curator in the field of contemporary art, he has worked for international museums, including, among others, the Fridericianum in Kassel. He was director of Artspace NZ in Auckland, New Zealand, and of Para/Site Art Spaces in Hong Kong. Berger has also been involved in several biennale projects. In 2002, for instance, he curated the Baltic Triennial in Vilnius, Lithuania, where over fifty artists from eastern Europe and other countries throughout the world were represented. In 2004 he was in charge of the New Zealand participation at the São Paulo Biennale. He is currently chief curator of the newly founded Nam June Paik Art Center in Korea and will curate the Hong Kong participation at the Venice Biennale 2009.