Thursday, August 15, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 PM

Join us for an in-depth curatorial lecture with Carlos Quijon, Jr. on his curatorial practice on Thursday, August 15. Quijon is an active writer and scholar, who works between Manila and New York. He was recently a Curator-in-Residence at ISCP in New York. With his recent experience as a curator for the Philippine Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennale, Carlos will articulate his experience of working on the biennale, as well as speak about his research interests as a C-MAP Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art.

Contemporary artists working in Kansas City who would like to be considered for a studio visit with Carlos Quijon, Jr. may submit a request by sending these materials: a short artist bio (around 150-200 words), website of your work, and 3-5 images of current work to [email protected]. We will schedule the studio visits for Friday, August 16.


ABOUT Carlos Quijon Jr. 

Quijon (b. 1989) is an art historian, critic, and curator based between Manila and New York. He is the C-MAP Fellow for Southeast and East Asia at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He was a fellow of the research platform Modern Art Histories in and across Africa, South and Southeast Asia (MAHASSA), convened by the Getty Foundation’s Connecting Art Histories project. He has written exhibition reviews for publications such as e-flux,FriezeArtforum. His essays are part of the books Writing Presently (Philippine Contemporary Art Network, 2019) and From a History of Exhibitions Towards a Future of Exhibition-Making: China and Southeast Asia (Sternberg Press, 2019), and SEA: Contemporary Art in Southeast Asia (Weiss Publications, 2022). In 2017, he was a research resident in Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and a fellow of the Transcuratorial Academy both in Berlin and Mumbai. He was a curatorial resident at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York (funded by the Asian Cultural Council) in 2023 and the Singapore Art Museum in 2024. He curated Courses of Action in Hong Kong in 2019, co-curated Minor Infelicities in Seoul in 2020, and the traveling exhibition series Afro-Southeast Asia: Pragmatics and Geopoetics of Art during a Cold War in Singapore (2021), Manila (2021-2), and Busan (2022). He curated the ongoing traveling exhibition series Archipelagic Futurisms(2022-). He is the curator of the Philippine Pavilion at the 60th edition of the Venice Biennale in 2024.


Event Details

Thursday, August 15, 2024 from 6:00-7:00 PM


Charlotte Street Kemper Library (3333 Wyoming St)



The Guest Curator is a three-part lecture series that features unique curatorial voices, working nationally in museums, galleries, and art organizations. These curators will travel to Kansas City to give a public talk, as well as engage with local Kansas City-based artists for studio visits.

For our 2024 series, we will hear from Taylor Jasper (Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center), Jadine Collingwood (Associate Curator, MCA Chicago), and Carlos Quijon, Jr. (Curator, Philippine Pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale and C-MAP Fellow for Southeast and East Asia, MoMA).

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