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15th Biennale of Sydney
8 June - 27 August 2006

Sydney / 2006

Charles Merewether - biographical data
2006 Biennale of Sydney
Curator & Artistic Director

Charles Merewether

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Dr Charles Merewether is an art historian, writer and curator who has worked in Australia, Europe and the Americas. He was Collections Curator at the Getty Center in Los Angeles from 1994-2004. Between 2004-2006, he was Artistic Director & Curator of the 2006 Biennale of Sydney and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University. In October 2007, he has been appointed Deputy Director, Cultural District for the Tourist Development and Investment Company, Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Charles Merewethe has taught at the University of Sydney, Universitat Autònoma in Barcelona, the Ibero-Americana in Mexico City and the University of Southern California, and has lectured at the Beijing Academy of Art, Lingnan University in Hong Kong and the Asia Research Center at the National University of Singapore.

Merewether has published and been translated extensively while also curating over 20 major shows in Europe, USA, Latin America and Australia, as well as serving on the advisory boards of a number of biennales including Johannesburg, Istanbul and São Paulo.

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Sydney / 2006