Maria Lind, 49, the director of Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, was appointed as the artistic director for the 11th Gwangju Biennale that will be taking place in the year of 2016. The foundation of Gwangju Biennale held the 143rd board of directors’ meeting and announced Maria Lind as the artistic director for the biennale next year. Maria Lind will start carrying out duties as the artistic director of the Gwangju Biennale once the director agreement contract is completed. The foundation explained that Maria Lind has been exploring the role of a mediator between art and society on the basis that breaks away from the existing system and sets her apart from the others. Thus, it was decided that she was the most appropriate candidate in addressing the challenges of Gwangju Biennale and setting out a new vision. The Swedish director is thought to be a great representative of Gwangju Biennale

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