Alexander Koch was invited by ICIA to make a public presentation of the model NEW PATRONS at Skogen May 18, 2016.

Alexander Koch is a curator, gallery owner, writer, and cultural mediator. In 2008 he co-founded KOW, a Berlin based gallery specialized on socially oriented art, representing international artists such as Hito Steyerl, Renzo Martens, Tobias Zielony. Since 2008 Koch is also co-initiator and chairman of the NEW PATRONS program in Germany.

This international network for cultural mediation and self-organization offers citizens the possibility to commission art projects as a response to their social concerns. Since 2013 Koch started New Patrons initiatives in South Africa, Cameroon, Nigeria, Tunesia, and India.