Invitation Program for Next Generation Curators of Southeast Asia

As part of our programs for cultural cooperation in the field of arts, the Japan Foundation will be inviting 12 promising young curators from Southeast Asia to take part in our short-term residency program for two weeks from August 25. The participants, all in their 20s and 30s, are those whose proposed projects were successfully selected during the Curators' Workshops conducted in four countries including Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand from February to June in 2014.

During their stay, the invitees will attend lectures by art historians and curators, receive training at a shipping company that specializes in transportation of art works, conduct research on Japanese artists while visiting the Yokohama Triennale 2014, the Fifth Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale and other museums as well as exhibitions in and outside Tokyo.

We encourage them to incorporate into their proposals what they have learned during their stay so that the proposals are improved to be more realistic and insightful. Furthermore, we plan to hold events to show the achievements of their participation in the program in ten cities of the four countries from November, 2014 to February, 2015.

Period of the Program

Monday, August 25 - Monday, September 8 [14 nights, 15 days]

Program Participants


  • Ahmad Khairudin (Director, Hysteria)
  • Asep Topan Mulyono (Curator, Faculty of Fine Art, Jakarta Institute of the Arts)
  • Angga Wijaya (Curator, Serrum Gallery)
  • Sita Magfira (Project Officer, Jaringan Arsip Budaya Nusantara)


  • Maria Consuelo Garcia Cabrera (Lecturer, Fine Arts Departement, Kalayaan College)
  • Andrick Caesar Perez Francisco (Consultant, Lopez Museum and Library)
  • Mervin Joseph Siervo Espina (Artistic Director, The Institute of Lower Learning "iLL")


  • Harold Reagan Eswar (Architect Assistant, Kota Kinabalu City Hall)
  • Lee Cheah Ni (Artist)
  • Ong Jo-Lene (Independent Curator)


  • Soifa Saenkhamkon (Independent Curator)
  • Kamonpond Wongcharoenchai (Independent Curator)

Reference : Curators' Workshops in Southeast Asia

[Contact Us]

The Japan Foundation
Asia and Oceania Section, Arts and Culture Dept.
Person in charge: Furuichi (Ms.), Matsunaga (Mr.), Suzuki (Ms.)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6062 Fax: +81-(0)3-5369-6038

What We Do