PRODUCERS & CURATORS
Luisa Gui, Chief Curator
Luisa Gui works on curatorial projects in New York City, focusing on event planning and production. Currently, she is affiliated with Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York as a curatorial and research assistant. She is independently collaborating with Future Audience and ICE Foundation on a program of exhibitions and performances, HERENOWTHEN, in Downtown Manhattan. Most recently, Luisa curated and organized the Pool Art Fair, a New York event produced by Frere Independent, and collaborated with Fondazione Guastalla, a Swiss foundation supporting Italian contemporary art, art-directing a presentation of a video project "Il Quarto Sesso" at the Es Hotel in Rome.
Defne Ayas, Opening Guest Curator
Based in Shanghai, Defne Ayas is a Curator for New York-based PERFORMA, where she has been developing and presenting performances and performance-related programs since 2004. Prior to joining PERFORMA, Ayas worked as the Education and New Media Programs Coordinator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, where she co-organized new media-related artist projects, and exhibitions including Airborne, public.exe: Public Execution, and Democracy is Fun? As a curatorial consultant for Bizart/Arthub's Prince Claus Fund-the Netherlands Network Partners 2008-2010 program in Shanghai, Ayas is also one of the contributing curators of Shanghai E-arts Festival.