Dr Charles Merewether is an art historian, author and curator who has worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. He was Collections Curator at the Getty Center in Los Angeles (1994–2004), Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Cross Cultural Research, Australian National University (2004 -2006), Artistic Director and Curator of the Biennale of Sydney (2006), Deputy Director, Cultural District for the Tourist Development and Investment Company, Abu Dhabi (2007-2008). Merewether served as Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore (2010-2013) and Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore (2014). Merewether is currently a Visiting Professor at the Baptist University in Hong Kong and a Visiting Research Fellow at the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. He is the author on many articles about contemporary art and his recent books include After Memory: The Art of Milenko Prvacki – 40 Years, a co-edited volume of essays After the Event: New Perspectives on Art History, by Manchester University Press (2010), Ai Weiwei: Under Construction (2008) and editor of both Art, Anti-Art, Non-Art: Experimentations in the Public Sphere in Postwar Japan 1950-1970 (2007) and The Archive (2006). He is currently writing editing and co-writing a book, Singapore Art Today.
1. Contemporary Art in former Soviet countries and Central Asia
2. Installation practices
3. Cultural history of Looting