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Gregory Galligan, Director of the Thai Art Archives, Bangkok, is an art historian, independent curator, and writer/editor. Formerly based in New York for nearly three decades (1982–2010), Galligan has published widely as an art critic and art historian in popular and peer-reviewed journals, including ArtAsiaPacific, Art in America, Arts Magazine, Art International, and The Art Bulletin. From 2004-06 Galligan directed a team of seven museum professionals for the Henry Luce Foundation’s Morgan Russell Archives & Collection Enhancement Project, at the Montclair Art Museum (NJ), where he also curated two exhibitions on the art of Morgan Russell (1886–1953) before completing his PhD at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and taking up a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to Thailand in 2010. Galligan is currently curator for THRESHOLDS: Contemporary Thai Art (Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, February 28–April 6, 2013), and co-curator, with Gridthiya Gaweewong, of [Montien Boonma]: Unbuilt/Rare Works, a Thai Art Archives/Jim Thompson Art Center collaboration (Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, April 11, 2013–TBD). While directing the TAA and guest-lecturing in Museum and Curatorial Studies at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Galligan is writing a book on the progressive and alternative art world of Thailand from the mid-1980s to the present.