Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher and developer of new cultural models in architecture and design. He is programme director of Future Architecture platform, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between architectural institutions and emerging talents. He considers the understanding of new, hybrid roles of public cultural institutions as crucial for their management in the future. Until 2020 he was director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. Matevz Celik stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change. In 2016, 2018 and 2021 Matevž Čelik was the Commissioner of the Slovenian Pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.