Suhanya Raffel & Doryun Chong

Director and deputy director/chief curator of Hong Kong’s M+ museum

Formerly director of collections at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia, Suhanya Raffel joined Hong Kong’s M+ as executive director in November last year (after the resignation of Lars Nittve over frustrations with the museum’s construction process; it is now scheduled to open in 2019). The delays don’t seem to have affected the growth of the collection, which has reached an enormous 6,000 works – its Sigg Collection alone making it the largest collection of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the world. Deputy director and chief curator Doryun Chong, who oversees the museum’s acquisitions, joined M+ in 2013, and has programmed a steady stream of exhibitions held at the M+ Pavilion, which opened last year; Chong was also the consulting curator for the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (supported by M+ Museum and Hong Kong Arts Development Council), which presented Songs for Disaster Relief (2017) by Samson Young.