Curators Yung Ma and Susanne Pfeffer discuss their curatorial methodologies and careers.
Yung Ma is the Curator of the Contemporary Art and Prospective Department at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, a role that was created in collaboration with the K11 Art Foundation. Formerly Associate Curator of Moving Image at M+ in Hong Kong, he had been part of the core curatorial team for M+ since its inception in 2011, and twice co-curator of the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2013 and 2009). At M+, he looked after the institution's moving image portfolio, helping to define and build the collection while conceiving the ongoing M+ Screenings series and the exhibition Mobile M+: Moving Images, 2015.
Susanne Pfeffer is an art historian and curator based in Germany. She has been Director of Fridericianum, Kassel since 2013. Pfeffer is currently serving as curator for the German Pavilion at the 57th Biennale di Venezia presenting Anne Imhof’s exhibition Faust, which was awarded the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. She curated the Swiss Pavilion at the 56th Biennale di Venezia, presenting an immersive installation Our Product by Pamela Rosenkranz.
Ma and Pfeffer's visit is supported through Creative New Zealand's Te Manu Ka Tau: Flying Friends international visitors programme; The Asia New Zealand Foundation (Yung Ma); Goethe-Institut Neuseeland (Susanne Pfeffer); the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre; and the International Visiting Curators Program, developed and presented by Artspace Sydney in partnership with UNSW Art & Design.