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Davıd Elliott is a curator, writer and museum consultant working on a number of travelling exhibitions of contemporary art and contributing to many art magazines, books and catalogues. He is currently the Artistic Director of The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, the first Kyiv International Biennial of Contemporary Art (2012) as well as artistic advisor for CPS [Central Police Station], a new contemporary arts hub and Kunsthalle in the heritage site of the former colonial prison and police station in central Hong Kong that is scheduled to open in Spring 2015. Herzog & de Meuron are the managing architects From 1976 to 1996 Elliott was Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford, England, Director of Moderna Museet [The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art] in Stockholm, Sweden (1996-­‐2001), founding Director of the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo (2001-­‐ 2006), the first Director of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art [Istanbul Modern] (2007), Artistic Director of the Biennale of Sydney (2008 – 2010), Rudolf Arnheim Guest Professor in Art History at the Humboldt University, Berlin (2008) and Visiting Professor in Museum Studies at the Chinese University in Hong Kong (2008/11). From 1998 until 2004 he was President of CIMAM (the International Committee of ICOM for Museums of Modern Art). He is currently President of the Board of Triangle Art Network/Gasworks in London and on the Asia Advisory Board of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. His exhibition Bye Bye Kitty!!! Between Heaven and Hell in contemporary Japanese art opened at the Japan Society in New York in March 2011, with a related publication by Yale University Press, and Between Heaven and Earth. Contemporary Art from the Centre of Asia that he also curated showed at Calvert 22, London from September to November 2011. Essays on Aida Makoto, Ai Weiwei, Jennifer Wen Ma, Nandipha Mntambo, Vik Muniz, Fiona Pardington, Song Dong, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu, Rashid Rana, Xu Bing and Yeesookyung have or are being published during 2011/12. 2011: Bye, Bye Kitty!!! was awarded the prize for the best exhibition in a non-­‐profit gallery or space by the American Association of Art critics and was designated as one of the best exhibitions of the year by both the New York Times and Art Asia Pacific. Between Heaven and Earth was also listed as one of the best exhibitions of 2011 in Art Asia Pacific.