The exhibition is co-curated by Zoe Butt, Gabrila Salgado and Lê Thuận Uyên, with the support from Prince Claus Fund Network Partnership, and co-hosted by: 98BCOLLABoratory và Los Otros (Manila, Philippines); New Zero Art Space (Yangon, Myanmar); 32 Degrees East (Kampala, Uganda); Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia); Videobrasil (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Sa Sa Bassac (Phnom Penh, Cambodia); Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design (Jaffna, Sri Lanka); Clarkhouse Initiative (Mumbai, India); Asia Culture Station (Chiang Mai, Thailand); Sinema Kolekan (Jakarta, Indonesia).
‘Embedded South(s)’ forms part of ‘Conscious Realities’, a three-year initiative of San Art (2013-2016).
Zoe Butt is a curator and writer. Currently she is Executive Director and Curator of Sàn Art, Vietnam’s most active independent contemporary art space in Ho Chi Minh City. From 2007-2009 she was Director, International Programs, Long March Project, Beijing, China. From 2001-2007 she was Assistant Curator, Contemporary Asian Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia where she assisted in the development of the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT); key acquisitions for the Contemporary Asian art collection, and other associated gallery programs. Her curatorial referral work is pan-Asian, working with private collectors and researchers, independent curators and major museums globally.
Zoe possesses a Bachelor in Art History and Theory from University of New South Wales, Australia. She is a member of the Asian Art Council for the Solomon R.Guggenheim, NYC; a member of ‘Asia 21 Young Leaders’ of the Asia Society, NYC and in 2015 became a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Beginning February 2017, Zoe will become Artistic Director of ‘The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre’, a private social enterprise in District 2, Saigon – Vietnam’s first purpose built space for contemporary art.
Lê Thuận Uyên is an independent researcher and curator. She spent 7 years in the UK, where she obtained her BA in Politics from the University of York and her MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College London, while simultaneously working in art fundraising at the British Museum and Barbican Art Centre.
Captivated by critical and evocative artworks by local Vietnamese artists upon her return to Việt Nam in 2014, Uyên started working in the artistic community: engaging as an art administrator, curator and archivist. She has worked for a broad range of curatorial projects including Miền Méo Miệng (Umea, Sweden, 2015), Skylines with flying people 3 (Hanoi, 2016), Condition Report (Jarkarta, 2017), and the Gang of Five retrospective exhibition (Hanoi, 2017). Uyên is an ACC (Asian Cultural Council) grantee.
Uyên lives and works in Hanoi.
Gabriela Salgado is an Argentine-born curator based in London, where she obtained an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art. She has curated a large number of exhibitions and has lectured in over twenty countries.
She specialized in Latin American art as Curator of the Collection of Latin American Art at Essex University, UECLAA (1999-2005) and was curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern (2006-2011).
She curated La Otra Bienal in Bogotá, Colombia (2013) and the 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Greece (2009).
She works internationally as curator and consultant and is currently directing a programme of exchanges between African and Latin American artists.www.gabrielasalgado.co.uk