Following an introduction by Qiu Zhijie, artist and the Artistic Director of the 9th Shanghai Biennale, this event brings together select curators of participating City Pavilions to discuss and make transparent their thoughts on the framework of the 9th Shanghai Biennale.

Participants include Defne Ayas (Director, Witte de With), Laura Barreca (Researcher at the University of Studies of Palermo and independent curator), Chris Fitzpatrick (Director, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp), Davide Quadrio (Director, Arthub Asia), Philippe Pirotte (Adjunct Senior Curator, BAM/PFA), with Charles Esche (Director, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven) as a respondent.