Art Director of the international contemporary art fair Cosmoscow
Simon Rees — Cosmoscow Art Director, museum professional, former director of New Zealand’s contemporary art museum, and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery. Prior he was head of programming and development at the MAK — Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (2011-2013). Mr. Rees is best known for his work at the CAC, Vilnius (2004–2011) and writing and curating in post-communist Europe; including for the prize winning national pavilion he led as commissioner for Lithuania at the Venice Biennale (2007). Mr. Rees has sat on boards and juries of a host of organizations and awards internationally, including those of the contemporary art fairs in Vienna (AT), Auckland (NZ), and Innovation Prize (Moscow). Simon Rees was a regular visitor to Moscow from 2005–2014 for the purpose of writing and research and inter-institutional collaborations, engaging with the city’s most important exhibitions and events (including those associated with the Moscow Biennial).