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Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda is a Professor of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. He has served as Director-General of the Office of Contemporary Art and Culture, and as Permanent Secretary and Acting Minister of the Ministry of Culture, for the country of Thailand. He has been conferred Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (Thailand), Knight First Class of Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden), Knight of Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Italy) and Officer of the French Arts and Letters Order (France). In addition to his work as the inaugural Chief Executive & Artistic Director for the Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB), Poshyananda has curated numerous international exhibitions. Poshyananda’s books include Modern Art in Thailand (Oxford University Press); Western-style Painting and Sculpture in the Royal Thai Court (Royal Household); Behind Thai Smiles (OCAC); Playing with Slippery Lubricants (OCAC).
ICI presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok, developed in partnership with the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University to coincide with the launch of its international postgraduate program in Curatorial Practice, and with the James H.W. Thompson Foundation.read more »