writings, projects and exhibitions of Clarissa Chikiamco
Friday, March 25, 2011
ArtSpeak: Doko kara kimashita ka?
The Ateneo Art Gallery warmly invites you to an ArtSpeak session:
Doko kara kimashita ka? (Where are you from?)
A talk by Clarissa Chikiamco on her experience in Japan
2.00 pm, 30 March 2011, Wednesday
Ateneo Art Gallery
2nd Level Rizal Library Special Collections Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Independent curator Clarissa Chikiamco spent 6 weeks in Japan, from 7 February – 20 March 2011, as the researcher in residence at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum. In this informal talk, Chikiamco will share about her experience—from research on video art in the FAAM collection to learning Japanese language and culture in her first ever visit to the country. The question, “Doko kara kimashita ka?” (“Where are you from?” or "Where do you come from?"), serves as a parallel to her experience—from the question she was often asked and the question she herself was asking in her research.
After this casual sharing, green tea and Japanese snacks will be served.
For inquiries, call the Ateneo Art Gallery at (632) 426.6488.
Clarissa "Lisa" Chikiamco is an art writer and curator formerly based in Manila, Philippines. She graduated magna cum laude BFA Art Management from Ateneo de Manila University, was a recipient of The Philippine Star's Lifestyle Journalism Awards for Art and Culture and completed her master's degree in Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne as an Australian Endeavour Scholarship Awardee. She participated in the Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces’ Emerging Writers Program in Melbourne in 2008 and in the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course in Korea, 2010. She co-curated a major retrospective of the Philippine artist Lee Aguinaldo (1933-2007) for the 50th anniversary of the modern art museum, the Ateneo Art Gallery, and completed a research residency at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan (February-March 2011). She is curating End Frame Video Art Project 3: Present, a series of solo exhibitions of Philippine contemporary artists presenting new video work from 2011-2013 and was in Korea as part of the first edition of the Asia Young Artists Festival (April 2011).