The Busan Biennale Organizing Committee (hereinafter referred to as the committee, executive director Seong-Youn Kim) named Jacob Fabricius as artistic director for the Busan Biennale 2020 scheduled for September of next year. Jacob Fabricius is a Danish-based exhibition curator who currently serves as artistic director for Kunsthal Aarhus in the Danish city of Aarhus. Fabricius has established his career as an internationally acclaimed curator with over two decades working at art institutions throughout Europe, including Denmark, Spain, Sweden, and France. In particular, he has experimented with diverse artistic methodologies combining art, culture, and communities, regularly organizing exhibitions reflecting societal contexts and projects that involve themselves in public spaces. Despite having little time for preparations, Fabricius excited interest and expectations among the selection committee members with an exhibition proposal rooted in a profound understanding of Busan’s local character and history. He also drew overwhelming support for proposing a boundary-broadening concept actively applying literature and music. Fabricius is scheduled to visit Busan in early August to broaden his research on local identity through visits to the exhibition venue and various sites while meeting with artists from Busan and other parts of South Korea to further flesh out his exhibition proposal.