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Artist Resource Platform: activate! I Unfinished Business with Sidd Perez (The Philippines/Singapore), Assistant Curator, NUS Museum

18 May 2016, Wed 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Artist Resource Platform: activate! I features Siddharta Perez, Assistant Curator at the NUS Museum. As part of her engagement with NTU CCA Singapore’s Artist Resource Platform, Perez initiates a sharing session titled Unfinished Business. The session focuses on generating discursive tangents in artistic and critical practices in Manila through the art space, archive exhibitions, and the common space. She will speak of working relationships with artists from the Artist Resource Platform and curatorial work as a mode of gathering and synthesis. Unfinished Business will host consequent focus groups that discusses resource platforms and the archive.

Siddharta Perez is an Assistant Curator at the NUS Museum, focused on developing exhibitions and programmes around the museum’s South & Southeast Asian Collection. Previously based in Manila, she is the co-founder of Planting Rice, an independent curatorial and resource platform, and worked as the curatorial associate for The Drawing Room’s Manila and Singapore galleries (2012-2015). Her other previous projects include LOSTprojects (2009-2012) – an independent space for Australia and Philippine artist exchange, the coordination of the Roberto Chabet retrospective (2011) and as an exhibition manager/curator for the Valentine Willie Fine Art galleries (2008-2011).

Image credits: From “Café of Letters”, a reading laboratory of texts on Philippine Art, for the exhibition Articles of Disagreements 19 September – 20 December 2014 in Lopez Museum and Library. Photograph by Lopez Museum and Library. Courtesy of Sidd Perez.