The Japan Foundation, Bangkok (JFBKK) and ASEF through its arts website are delighted to annouce the selection of 8 emerging curators from Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Singapore to participate in Virtual Workings e-residency.

The selected participants will work in pairs/groups online over a period of 6 weeks on a specific theme with the guidance of a dedicated mentor. This virtual exchange aims to maintain cultural connections and enable creative collaboration in a world of restricted mobility and physical distancing. A thematic digital diary presenting the participants' experience and collaborative process will be posted on ASEF culture360's Instagram account on a weekly basis. 

Theme 1: Resilience

Mentor: Luckana Kunavichayanont


  • Savitri Sastrawan (Indonesian)
  • Kamiliah Bahdar (Singapore)


Theme 2: First Voice – Curating Inclusion and Diversity

Mentor: Amareswar Galla


  • Mac Andre Arboleda (Philippines)
  • Celene Sakurako (Japan) 


Theme 3: Interweave Asian textile(s) with contemporary urgencies

Mentor: Mizuki Takahashi


  • Masako Tanaka (Japan)
  • Tony Sugiarta (Indonesia)
  • Arie Syarifuddin (Indonesia)
  • Marinella Andrea Mina (Philippines)

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