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Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok

  •  Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok
  •  Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok
  •  Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok
  •  Curatorial Intensive in Bangkok

Program Dates: October 22–28, 2018


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 will engage with key practitioners, curators, and artists, active in the city and internationally.

The Curatorial Intensive, a weeklong professional development program, is designed to immerse participants in a rigorous schedule of seminars, presentations, site visits, and one-on-one meetings that support the process of developing an idea for a project into a full proposal. It is a unique opportunity to forge a close network of peers and embark on future collaborations. This program is targeted toward self-motivated individuals at an early stage in their career, working independently or within institutions.

Seminars, site visits, individual meetings, and roundtable discussions will be led by a group of professionals that includes: Remco de Blaaij (Director, Artspace, New Zealand), Zoe Butt (Artistic Director, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City), Ellie Buttrose (Associate Curator of Contemporary International Art at the Queensland Art Gallery) Gridthiya Gaweewong (Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok), Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo), Amanda Parmer (Director of Programs), Apinan Poshyananda (Professor of Fine and Applied Arts at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI), and Mari Spirito (Founding Director, Protocinema, Istanbul), David Teh ( Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore) among others.

Application Guidelines
10–12 applicants working internationally will be selected to participate in the Curatorial Intensive. The applicant must have 3+ years of curatorial experience. All applications must include a 500-word description of an exhibition idea that the applicant would like help in developing. This description should outline the proposal concept and any artists under consideration. Also required are a current 250-word bio, a 500-word letter of intent, and a 300-word text that describes a recent curatorial project that has made an impact on the applicant.

For any additional questions, please email Amanda Parmer at amanda@curatorsintl.org.

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 is 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.

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fees & scholarships

<p> The program fee is 1,900 USD. Participants are also responsible for covering travel and accommodation expenses. Generous scholarship packages that subsidize or eliminate the program fees, accommodation, and travel costs are available and awarded based on merit. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please include a letter of motivation with your application. </p> <p> ICI offers several scholarship packages available to all curators. In addition, scholarships are available for applicants based in Thailand and Southeast Asian countries. Taiwanese curators (based in Taiwan) are eligible to a scholarship from the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, which covers the full program fee and a stipend for travel and accommodation expenses. A scholarship for a curator from Turkey, based anywhere in the world, will be supported by SAHA.</p>

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