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Opening Keynote:
Doryun Chon

Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Doryun Chong is the Assistant Curator of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis. Chong completed his doctoral studies at the University of California at Berkeley in Art History, and has organized a number of international exhibitions including “Brave New Worlds” (2007) at the Walker Art Centre, and “Time After Time: Asia of Our Moment” (2003) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Chong is an active curator in the international art circuit, notably organizing the Korean Pavilion at the 2001 Venice Biennale, and co-curating the Busan Biennale in 2006.

Closing Keynote:
Scott Burnham
Creative Director of the Biennale de Montréal 2009

Scott Burnham’s work exploring creative catalysts, urban culture, and open innovation has appeared in numerous cities throughout Europe, North America, and China. He is the former Creative Director for the Urbis Centre for Urban Culture in Manchester, UK, where he directed numerous projects, including Ill Communication, one of Europe’s largest overviews of street art; SuperCity, a multi-disciplinary collaboration with architect Will Alsop to re-think the future of the urban environment; At Home, with designer Peter Saville; The China Show, exploring contemporary Chinese creativity; and Urban Oasis, with The Office for Subversive Architecture. He has also created and directed projects for London’s National Theatre, The Royal Society for British Sculpture, the cities of Barcelona and Prague, and Jude Kelly’s METAL organisation in London. He is a contributing author to the book Visualising the City (Routledge 2007) and is widely published in numerous periodicals.