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Curatorial Intensive Bangkok 2018

Oct 22 – 28, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand
Chulalongkorn University

Bangkok, Thailand

ICI presents the inaugural Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok, Thailand, 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.

Focusing on the regional context of the rapidly expanding contemporary art landscape in Bangkok, participants engaged with key practitioners, curators, and artists, active in the city and internationally.

Abhijan Toto

Abhijan Toto is a curator and writer, interested in ecosophy, indisciplinary research, labour and finance, based in Bangkok and Seoul.

Arham Rahman

Arham Rahman is an Indonesian curator and visual art researcher who lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Cheng Jia Yun

Cheng Jia Yun is an Assistant Curator with the National Gallery Singapore, with a strong interest in understanding how artistic, institutional and societal agency intersect to produce art in post-war Southeast Asia.

Emilia Quiñones-Otal

Emilia Quiñones-Otal was born in 1986 in Mayagüez Puerto Rico and lives and works between Mayagüez and San Juan Puerto Rico.

Jimin Lee

Jimin Lee studied Statistics and Curatorial Theory, and has worked at Seoul Museum of Art as a curator based in Seoul, South Korea.

Latifa Al Khalifa

Latifa Al Khalifa is a researcher, writer and curator who found her passion for the arts by combing through the galleries and museums of London, whilst carrying out her MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at King’s College London.

Lila Nazemian

Lila Nazemian (she/her) is an independent curator and the Special Projects Curator at ArteEast in New York.

Melissa Karmen Lee

Dr. Melissa Karmen Lee (Ph.D) 李林嘉敏 currently holds the appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Chinese Canadian Museum, in British Columbia, Vancouver.

Pojai Akratanakul

Pojai Akratanakul is a curator based in Bangkok, Thailand, and appointed curator for Bangkok Art Biennale 2024: Nurture Gaia.

Randel C. Urbano

Randel C. Urbano (b. 1983) is a museum and cultural relations professional based in Manila.

Shih-yu Hsu

Shih-yu Hsu studied Communication Engineering and Visual Art Administration at National Central University in Taiwan and New york University.

Ulya Soley

Ulya Soley works at Pera Museum as a project manager and contributes to the Museum’s exhibitions and publications as a curator and editor.

Wilson Yeung Chun Wai

Wilson Yeung Chun Wai is an independent curator and artist.

Renaud Proch

Renaud Proch is Independent Curators International (ICI)’s Executive & Artistic Director.

Zoe Butt

Zoe Butt is a curator, writer, and founder and director of in-tangible institute. She nurtures critical thinking and historically conscious artistic communities, fostering dialogue among cultures of the globalizing souths.



Mami Kataoka

Mami Kataoka has been the Chief Curator at the Mori Art Museum (MAM) in Tokyo since 2003

Mari Spirito

Mari Spirito is Executive Director and Curator of Protocinema, a cross-cultural, site-aware art organization commissioning and presenting exhibitions and public programs in Istanbul and New York, since 2011.

David Teh

David Teh's research centers on contemporary art in Southeast Asia.

Remco de Blaaij

Remco de Blaaij is the Director of Artspace, in Auckland.

Gridthiya Gaweewong

Gridthiya Gaweewong founded arts organization Project 304 in 1996, and is currently Artistic Director of the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok.

Ellie Buttrose

Ellie Buttrose is Associate Curator of Contemporary International Art at the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane-Meanjin, Australia, serving on the curatorial team for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (2018).

Amanda Parmer

Amanda Parmer is a writer and curator, and formerly the Director of Programs at Independent Curators International.

Apinan Poshyananda

Prof. Dr. Apinan Poshyananda is Professor of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

About Chulalongkorn University
Located at the heart of modern Bangkok, Chulalongkorn University is Thailand's first and remains one of the Kingdom's elite universities since 1917. Today, the university consists of 18 faculties, with a total enrollment of more than 32,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

The Curatorial Intensive was made possible in part by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Ford Foundation, the Hartfield Foundation, and by generous contributions from ICI’s Leadership Council, the ICI Board of Trustees, the ICI Gerrit Lansing Education Fund, and the supporters of ICI’s Access Fund.