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Thomas Krens
Chairman & CEO
New York, USA

Director Emeritus, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York

As Director and Chief Artistic Officer of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (1988-2008), Thomas Krens was responsible for the operation of five museums-- the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (Venice,), the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain), the Deutsche Guggenheim (Berlin), and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum (Las Vegas).  During his 20 year tenure at the Guggenheim Foundation, Mr. Krens produced 292 exhibitions for its museum network.  In addition, he doubled the size of the Guggenheim Collection; completed two major restorations of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Guggenheim Museum in New York; doubled the size of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection; increased Foundation endowment from $25 million to $120 million; and conceived of and executed the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Deutsche Guggenheim.  Mr. Krens was responsible for developing the Saadiyat Island Cultural District Master Plan for the Government of Abu Dhabi, and in Nov. 2008 signed the agreements for the implementation of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum.  Mr. Krens was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from Yale University (2004), Williams College (2003), and the State University of New York at Albany (1990); the Golden Lion Prize for Architectural Patronage at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2000); the Lifetime Achievement Award, Americans for the Arts (2007); and decorated with the Order of the Aztec Eagle by the Government of Mexico (2007), and the Order of Friendship by the Government of the Russian Federation (2009) the highest awards bestowed on foreign nationals by those countries respectively.


Germano Celant
Senior Vice-President and Curator
Milan, ITALY

Former Senior Curator of Contemporary Art of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York (1989-2008)

Artistic Director of the Prada Foundation, Milan (1998-present)

Germano Celant is widely recognized as one of the most influential interpreters of the late 20th century avant-garde.  Mr. Celant is internationally acknowledged for his theories as one of the principal proponents on Arte Povera, a term he coined for that movement.  He has curated hundreds of exhibitions in the most prominent international museums and institutions worldwide, including the anthological exhibition of Frank Gehry 1998-2008 for the Triennale of Milano.  He also supervised the opening of the Annabianca and Emilio Vedova Foundation in Venice (with the building project by Renzo Piano).  In collaboration with Rem Koolhaas and Miuccia Prada, he oversaw the conceptualization and realization of the new location of the Prada Foundation, opened in Milan in 2015.


Zhicong Zhou

Director of GCAM Special Projects for China

Shanghai, CHINA

As the Deputy Director of Shanghai MoCA, Zhicong Zhou is responsible for museum exhibitions and general management for Shanghai MoCA, and has worked with GCAM since 2008.  Mr. Zhou also serves as a consultant to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA on exhibition programs related to China.  He formerly served as Director of International Affairs for the Shanghai Museum, and has worked extensively with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York on numerous special exhibition projects, including China: 5000 Years and America 300.  He has 25 years of experience in organizing international programs for major museums.  Based in Shanghai, Mr. Zhou has participated in all of the 11 projects GCAM has undertaken in China.


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Victoria Chang
Project Manager
New York, USA

Victoria Chang is responsible for business development and client relationships for GCAM projects in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.  Ms. Chang also provides strategies for communication, media exposure, and public relations.  Prior to joining GCAM, Victoria worked for Gagosian Gallery in New York and for Sotheby’s in Taiwan.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from National Taiwan University, with a concentration in commercial law, and a master’s degree in art history from SOAS, University of London.

 

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Peter Noever
Senior Vice-President and Curator
Vienna, AUSTRIA

Founder of MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, USA (1994)

Former Director of the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna (1986-2011)

During his tenure as the Artistic Director and CEO of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture (1986-2011), Peter Noever successfully transformed the institution into a trailblazing force representing a unique crossover between art, applied art, architecture, and design on an international scale.  An authority in the field of design and architecture, Mr. Noever publishes widely and lectures at various international institutions in Europe, the US and Asia.  Among the exhibitions he curated are Anish Kapoor - Shooting into the Corner at the MAK (2009), Zaha Hadid - Architecture (2003), and Richard Prince.  Up-state (2000).  He has been a juror for international architecture competitions, including the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy, and continues as curator, designer, lecturer, and writer.

 
 

Donald Millinger
Vice President and General Counsel
New York, USA

Donald Millinger has been with GCAM since its founding by Thomas Krens in 2008.  Mr. Millinger provides overall management and legal advice and services for the business, as well as strategic planning, management, structuring, and analysis for client projects.  Previously he was special counsel at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York from 2001-2008.  His client work has included museum development projects in Abu Dhabi, Baku, Beijing, Changsha, Istanbul, Vienna, Vilnius, Quanzhou, Doha, Guadalajara, Rio de Janeiro, Taichung, and Vilnius, and collaborations with the State Hermitage Museum.  He has 22 years of previous experience in major law firms and as in-house counsel as a corporate and business lawyer, and in executive management.


Klara Zhang
Project Manager/Assistant Curator
New York, USA

Serving as principal client liaison among GCAM, governmental agencies, corporations, and architects, Klara Zhang has managed a wide variety of the firm's projects in China.  Ms. Zhang also has assisted curators in managing the conception and implementation of exhibitions.  Before joining GCAM, she worked in the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, and Christie’s, New York.  Ms. Zhang holds a Master of Museum Studies from Tufts University.