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International Curators’ Talk Series: Public Lecture by Rich. Strematter-Tran

Apr 17, 2009
7:30 pm


Room C01, Hong Kong Arts Development Council, 14/F, East Warwick House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Hong Kong

Rich. Strematter-Tran


“Curatorial engagements in the Mekong Subregion of the Southeast Asia” by Rich. Streitmatter-Tran

Para Site Art Space is honored to present a Public Lecture by Rich. Streitmatter-Tran, Co-curator of Asia Pacific Triennial (APT6).

Streitmatter-Tran introduces some of the conditions in the Mekong sub region that affect contemporary arts practices with a particular stress on the curator-artist relationship. He draws upon his previous research with the Mediating the Mekong Project, which is a connection to his curatorial research with the development of a Mekong-based platform for the Asia Pacific Triennale. He attempts to provide some insight from the perspective of an artist working with curators and what an artist might consider a “good curator” as opposed to an art critic, institution, and the public at large.

Rich. Streitmatter-Tran is an artist living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received his degree in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM) at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. His work, solo and collaborative, has been exhibited in several cities in the United States, Europe and Asia including the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007 Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, the Singapore Biennale 2006 and 2008, the 2004 Gwangju Biennale, 2005 Pocheon Asian Art Festival, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany, Asia Art Now at Arario Beijing, the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin, Kandada Art Space in Tokyo, the Blue Space Gallery in Ho Chi Minh City, the Asiatopia Performance Art Festival in Bangkok, Art Tech Media 06 in Barcelona. He is an Asia Pacific correspondent for the Madrid-based arts magazine Art.Es and Ho Chi Minh City editor for Contemporary. He was awarded the 2005 Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Grant in 2005 with the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong for his year-long research project, Mediating the Mekong. He was Teaching Fellow at Harvard University (2000-2004), conducted media arts research at the MIT Media Lab (2000), Visiting Lecturer at the Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts University in 2003. He is a lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam and serves as academic advisor to MOCA China and the co-curator of Asia Pacific Triennial (APT6).


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