Roger Buergel (b.1962 in Berlin, Germany, lives and works in Berlin) was recently appointed the artistic director of the Busan Biennale 2012. He received his education from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and studied under the Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch for 3 years. He served as a guest curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona and the artistic director of Documenta Ⅻ Kassel. He also curated exhibitions that won critical acclaim, such as ‘Barely Something. On Ai Weiwei’ (2010, Museum DKM, Duisburg, Germany), ‘The Government’ (2003–2005, University Art Gallery Luneburg, Germany; Museum d'Art Contemporari de Barcelona, Spain; Miami Art Central, Miami, FL, USA; Witte de with Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam Secession, Rotterdam, the Netherlands) and ‘The Subject and Power’ (2001, Central House of the Art). He taught in Luneburg University (2002–2005, Luneburg) and the Academy of Fine Arts (2007–2009, Karlsruhe, Germany), contributing significantly to the education of young artists.