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Carlos Quijon, Jr.
Carlos Quijon, Jr. writes art criticism and works as a freelance curatorial coordinator. Most recently, he was curatorial coordinator for the Manila iteration of the exhibition Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs (2016)—a traveling exhibition presented by Para Site (HK), Kadist Foundation (San Francisco/Paris), and the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (Manila), and curated by Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero. He is a graduate student in the University of the Philippines in Diliman taking up Art Criticism and Theory. He was a fellow in Japan Foundation’s Curatorial Development Workshop (Manila, 2015), in Para Site’s Workshops for Emerging Art Professionals (HK, 2015) and was a fellow for Hybrid Text in the 13th Ateneo National Writers Workshop (Manila, 2015). He was also a scholar/student participant in LUMA Foundation and Bard College-Center for Curatorial Studies’ symposium “How Institutions Think?” (Arles, 2016). He writes essays and poetry, and his works have been published in High Chair, DiscLab, Cabinet, The Literary Apprentice, the Kritika Kultura Anthology of New Writing in English, and in the Kritika Kultura Special Literary Section for the Contemporary Philippine Essay. He is also founding editor of transit, an online intermedia journal that engages with ideas of the new. His chapbook DECOMPOSITION was published in 2012. He has been recently shortlisted in the Ateneo Art Gallery’s Purita Kalaw-Ledesma Prize for Art Criticism (2016).
The participants of the Curatorial Intensive in Manila will each present their exhibition and project proposals they have developed throughout the course of the week.read more »