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Curatorial Intensive in Manila: Public Symposium


Curatorial Intensive in Manila: Public Symposium
Monday, November 21, 2016
10am–1:30pm

Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Manila, Philippines
FREE and open to the public


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.

Symposium Schedule
Session 1: 10:00–11:30am
Break: 11:30–11:45am
Session 2: 11:45am–1:15pm

The Curatorial Intensive is a weeklong professional development program that brings together emerging curators for the opportunity to exchange ideas, develop their curatorial practice, and learn from their colleagues. Please see the program page for further information.

Participants include: Mónica Amieva (Mexico City, Mexico), Amara Antilla (New York, NY), Kristoffer Ardeña (Bacolod, Philippines), Con Cabrera (Quezon City, Philippines), Patricia Cariño (San Jose, CA), Avie Felix (Manila, Philippines), Tessa Maria Guazon (Quezon City, Philippines), Jorell Legaspi (Doha, Qatar), Joleen Loh (Singapore, Singapore), Carlos Quijon, Jr. (Quezon City, Philippines), Asli Seven (Istanbul, Turkey), and Sydney Stoudmire (Chicago, IL).


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Public Talks at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, November 22
10:30am–4pm
Speakers include Renaud Proch, Joselina Cruz, Cosmin Costinas, and Maria Lind
This is a ticketed event.
Please contact the Metropolitan Museum of Manila to RSVP: http://www.metmuseum.ph/icimanila.php

 

November 21, 2016

Metropolitan Museum of Manila
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Boulevard
Malate-Manila (1554), Philippines

presenter

Mónica Amieva

Mónica Amieva is researcher and professor currently working on narratives involving the Situationist International, the Lettrists and Critical Pedagogies. She holds a PhD in Contemporary Philosophy, a MA in Art Theory from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB) and contributes regularly to various publications and workshops. Amieva was the author of Nosotros, the online reader for SITAC XI estar-los-unos-con-los-otros.  She participated in the curatorial workshop A Toolbox for Cultural Organisation (31st Bienal de São Paulo, 2014) and recently, in the program Université d’été. Bricolage et contre-cultures à l’ère de la reproductibilité technique (Bibliothèque Kandinsky-Centre Pompidou, 2016). As a professor of Philosophy and Aesthetics, Amieva has worked at the UAB; Universidad Iberoamericana; SOMA; 17, Instituto de Estudios Críticos and Academia de San Carlos (UNAM) among others.  She has also worked as curator of education at the 4th edition of the BBVA Bancomer-MACG Program (De la formación a lo público, 2014-2016 in collaboration with Willy Kautz), Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Museo Experimental el Eco, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Proyecto Meteoro / Escuelas de Oficios. Amieva is co-founder of Plataforma Arte Educación (PAE), a collective initiative that has develop experimental sharing projects in Mexico City such as Transversales (2016), Documento, memoria y partitura (2015), Radiales: situaciones experimentales de escucha (2014), Campo de pruebas 1+1=11 (SITAC XI, 2013) and Laboratorio de mediación (2012).


Amara Antilla

Amara Antilla is an Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She is also part of a curatorial team working on acquisitions and exhibitions focusing on South and South East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Previously, she assisted on retrospectives of Lee Ufan (2011), V. S. Gaitonde (2014), and Monir Farmanfarmaian (2015). She recently served as curatorial adviser for Rewind, the first historical, loan-based exhibition at the Dhaka Art Summit (2016). She has been awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant for Art History (2015-16) and an Emily Harvey Foundation Fellowship in Venice (2016).


Kristoffer Ardeña

Kristoffer Ardeña is a curator who lives between Negros Island (Philippines) and Madrid (Spain). He is the recipient of various awards and scholarships: a full undergraduate scholarship at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, California (USA), scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Culture from Luxembourg, the Academy in Rome award and the Cajamadrid Generaciones in Spain. Individual projects include: Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico, Selesar Sunaryo Art Space, Ruang Mes56 and Cemeti Art House (Indonesia), Vargas Museum and the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila (Philippines),Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo Museum (Madrid), La Conservera Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Murcia), Spain. He has also participated in various collective projects, among them the 3rd Bucharest Biennale (Romania), 3rd Guangzhou Triennale (China), Konstholl C in Stockholm (Sweden), Caixa Forum in Barcelona and La Casa Encendida in Madrid, MUSAC in León (Spain), Casino Forum d’Art Contemporain (Luxembourg), Apexart in New York (USA), Museo Ex Teresa Arte Actual (Mexico and the Museo de Arte Moderno in Medellin (Colombia). Ardeña created the curatorial platform Moving Image Lab Filipinas (MILF) which creates experimental exhibition formats.


Con Cabrera

Con Cabrera (b. 1981, Philippines) is a visual artist and independent curator. She graduated with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Arts at the University of Santo Tomas, and is now pursuing her Masters degree at the University of the Philippines Art Studies Department in the Curatorial Studies program. For the past ten years, she has participated in a number of group exhibitions in Manila and had her first solo show in 2011. She’s a founding member of Artists’ ARREST, an alliance of cultural workers devoted to social change, and 98B Collaboratory, an artist-run space based in Escolta, Manila. She was a fellow in the HAO Summit held at The Substation in Singapore in 2012 and was a residency partner for 98B’s project Flyover 158-98B Japan-Philippines Exchange Program. In mid-2014, she functioned as a guest editor for plantingrice.com, a digital platform that serves as a resource for Filipino contemporary art. Also in 2014, she participated in the Vargas Museum and Japan Foundation Manila curatorial workshop which led her to a short-term residency in Japan and an exhibition grant under Japan Foundation’s program Run and Learn: New Curatorial Constellations with the next generation of curators from the Southeast Asia.


Patricia Cariño

Patricia Cariño is the Curator and Director of Public Programs at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). At this California institution, she oversees exhibition coordination including research, interpretation, and presentation of 8–10 contemporary art exhibitions per year. Additionally, she develops public engagement initiatives including ICA Live!, a performance art program, and Talking Art, a series of panel discussions and artist lectures, portfolio reviews, and workshops. Prior to her current role at the ICA, Cariño worked at the intersection of arts and sciences as the Public Programs Coordinator and Development Specialist at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Cariño’s curatorial projects have been held at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium, Oakland Museum of California, Pro Arts, California College of the Arts, and numerous independent galleries and art spaces in San Francisco and Oakland. She was born in Manila, Philippines and grew up along the West Coast of the United States. Cariño earned a BA in Art History from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts.


Avie Felix

Avie Felix is a teacher, writer, multi-disciplinary artist, and advocate of gender, culture and environment. A graduate of Art Studies from the University of the Philippines, she taught cinema studies and interdisciplinary courses at the UP Film Institute for a few years while serving as coordinator of the UP Film Center. As a writer, she has worked in different forms and genres, having contributed academic, research and feature articles, as well as literary works. Her work in the visual arts is focused on new media and exploration of materials not commonly used in fine art forms. Avie also has a body of work in performing arts as actress, choreographer, writer and producer. In 2009, Avie co-founded a year-round art school for all ages called the Young Artists’ Studio (YAS), where she served as program director. As program director of YAS, she is in charge of the curricula, programs, and students’ exhibitions. In curating YAS exhibitions, she discovered her interest in creating experiences for exhibition viewers. In 2012, Avie started to manage a small art space (vMeme Art Projects) where she is able to collaborate with artists, art collectives, and organizations. Most of the projects she has curated are in the interest of creating opportunities and venues for advocacy-oriented artists to expose them to a wider audience.


Tessa Maria Guazon

Tessa Maria Guazon’s research and curatorial projects centre on contemporary art practices in urban contexts with focus on the pragmatic possibilities inherent in art to activate lives in the public sphere. She has published essays on the topic: a chapter for a Routledge anthology on Asian cities and a Wiley Blackwell journal essay on urban research. She has curated exhibitions for institutions, most recent a section of the permanent exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila. Infinite Time, Proximate Distance presented articulations of time and space through the works of Filipino contemporary artists. In 2015, she spearheaded an artist residency program in Baler province, the Philippines. Central to her practice is mobilising curatorial platforms as pedagogical tool to broaden the scope and deepen the breadth of Philippine art history. In 2013, she curated PLOT a public art project at the University of the Philippines sculpture garden. It considered the practices of three generations of Filipino artists whose bodies of work comprise site-specific installations. She has received fellowships for fieldwork in Southeast Asia: a SEASREP grant for Thai language studies in 2008 and an Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship for research in Thailand and Indonesia in 2013-2014. Her current research on heritage and gentrification is funded by the University of the Philippines Diliman. She was attached as researcher to the National Gallery Singapore in 2011 and will be on a similar attachment to the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Japan in 2017. She teaches courses in art history, criticism, and public art at the University of the Philippines Diliman. She holds degrees in design and art history from the same university.


Jorell Legaspi

Jorell Legaspi is a curator based in Doha, Qatar. Although born and raised in the Arab Gulf, his involvement in curatorial practice began in the Philippines. As Cultural and Public Relations Officer at the Alliance Française de Manille from 2003 to 2005, he was responsible for exhibitions and events production, communications, and maintaining relationships with artists, media, patrons, and galleries. In 2005, he returned to Qatar where he worked in magazine publishing and as a photographer. In 2010, Legaspi joined the founding team of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art as Creative Head of Communications. Collaborating with its curatorial and strategy teams in shaping the museum’s public image and identity before and after opening, he managed the delivery of a wide range of brand applications, exhibition graphics, educational and interpretive resources, multimedia content, publications, and advertising campaigns. Recent projects include: “Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab” (2011), “Tea with Nefertiti” (2012), “Adel Abdessemed: L’âge d’or” (2013), the “Pop-up Mathaf” series and Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum. From 2013 to 2015, Legaspi served as Head of Publications at the Museum of Islamic Art where he established and led editorial and design workflows for all printed collateral and interpretive materials. He also authored the museum’s first publications policy and started its internal publications committee. He received a BA in Broadcast Communication at the University of the Philippines in 2001. Currently, he is completing his MA in Museum and Gallery Practice studies at UCL Qatar, an offshore campus of University College London. He recently completed a three-month placement at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) where he assisted in the Education and Public Practice department’s Public Dialogue curatorial projects.


Joleen Loh

Joleen Loh is Assistant Curator at National Gallery Singapore, where she is currently researching art from Singapore and Southeast Asia from the 1960s onwards. She was formerly Curatorial Associate at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, where she developed its exhibitions and public programs from 2012 to 2014. Her research interests lie in Southeast Asian art and the implications of theoretical frameworks, such as the expanded fields of social and economic abstraction, to the construction of art discourse. Loh graduated from University College of London with a MA in History of Art in 2015, and holds a BA in Art History and Asian Studies from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She has been awarded the 2014 NAC Arts Scholarship for postgraduate studies. Her past projects include A Fact Has No Appearance: Art Beyond the Object (2016) (curatorial assistant), Earth Work 1979 (2016) (curatorial assistant), Busan Biennale 2014: Special Projects (2014) (co-curator), SOUND: Latitudes and Attitudes (2014) (co-curator), Lost to the Future: Contemporary Art from Central Asia (2013) (curatorial assistant), and Lee Wen: Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real (2011) (curatorial assistant).


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).


Asli Seven

Asli Seven is a curator and writer based between Istanbul and Paris. Her recent curatorial projects include the solo exhibition of Murat Akagunduz, “Vertigo” at Arter, Istanbul with a series of commissioned sound performances and the group exhibition “Casting the Circle” at Galerist, Istanbul, focusing on the metamorphic relationships between landscapes and human body. In 2015 she completed the curatorial training program Ecole du Magasin in Grenoble, France where she produced “Take You There Radio,” a temporary radio broadcast as exhibition bringing together curators, artists, researchers and musicians. Between 2012-2014 she worked as artist liaison in Istanbul’s Galeri Mana, where she also established a line of gallery publications and served as editor for artist books, monographs and catalogs. Her writing has been published in Art Unlimited Magazine, Arte East Quarterly, Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia, Agos and m-est.org. She contributed in publications ranging from exhibition catalogs, monographs and artist books for Arter, Galeri Mana, Galerist and more recently Collectorspace in Istanbul. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Document and Contemporary Art Program, European School of Visual Arts, France and freelance curatorial consultant for Galerist, Istanbul.


Sydney Stoudmire

Sydney Stoudmire is an independent curator and the Executive Director of Woman Made Gallery (WMG), an organization dedicated to creating equality in the art world. At WMG, Stoudmire facilitates public programming, through artist and curator gallery talks, symposia and panel discussion, workshops, and performances, with the goal of creating a hub for lively and provocative, inter-generational and intra-community cultural conversations that heighten awareness and understanding of complex structural inequalities relating to race, class, gender, and ability. Stoudmire’s work is rooted in developing strategies for modifying policies and practices to produce equal opportunities and outcomes for marginalized populations in the arts, and providing opportunities for artists and cultural producers to develop and present new work. Stoudmire is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History and Arts Administration. Recent projects include “Entirely Myself” (2016) featuring paintings by Lili Elbe—the first recipient of gender confirmation surgery; and The Pretty Nasty Imagination of Adele Supreme (2016), a solo exhibition presenting works large scale erotic drawings/paintings that beckon viewers discern perception from subjection, find liberation in hidden meaning, and get lost in a wonderland where matriarchy reigns.


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