Anselm Franke, Tone Hansen & Francesco Manacorda


Anselm Franke is Head of the Visual Arts de- partment at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, where he was part of the curatorial team of the Anthropocene Project. He organised exhibitions such as Animism (2012) and, together with Diedrich Diederichsen, The Whole Earth (2013), Forensis with Eyal Weizman (2014) and Ape Culture together with Hila Peleg (2015). He was chief curator of the Taipei Biennale 2012 and the Shanghai Biennale 2014. He completed his PhD at Goldsmith College in Londo in 2015.

Tone Hansen is Director of Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK), Oslo, where she recently co-curated In Search of Matisse, an innovative exhibition based on provenance research which investigates the looting of cultural heritage and artworks. Former curator at HOK and scholar of the Art Academy of Oslo with the project Megamonstermuseum. Editor of the reader (Re)Staging the Art Museum (2011).

Francesco Manacorda is Artistic Director at Tate Liverpool and curator for the 2016 Liverpool Biennial. A member of the International Jury of the Venice Biennale (2013), he was Director of Artissima (2011-13) and curator at Barbican Art Gallery London (2008-11). He curated the Slovenian Pavilion (52nd Venice Biennale) and the New Zealand Pavilion (53rd Venice Biennale). He was visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art, London (2006-10) and currently at the School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University.