Simon Rees was born in New Zealand in 1972 and has held curatorial positions in both New Zealand and Australia. After participating as a curator-in-residence in the IASPIS program (Stockholm) in winter 2003-2004, he re-located to Lithuania where he works as a curator at the Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius (CAC). There Rees is co-editor of the journal CAC INTERVIU, the quarterly conversation about art, and organizes the monthly international lecture series CAC Café Talks. Rees has made a number of exhibitions concentrated on crossovers between architecture/design/contemporary art and is particularly interested in work that changes the boundaries of disciplines, or re-routes perceptions of objects and buildings. In 2007 Rees was Commissioner for artists Gediminas & Nomeda Urbonas at the Lithuanian Pavilion in the Venice Biennale. At the time of his fellowship he was working towards the presentation of a series of Lithuania-France exchange exhibitions.