Due to the current worldwide situation and for the sake of our entire community, it is with a heavy heart we have to postpone the residency of John Kenneth Paranada • Across #27.
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Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

Stay of John Kenneth Paranada from 12 to 19 April 2020

ACROSS #27 – April 2020

John Kenneth Paranada(1988 – The Philippines / UK) is a London and Manila-based curator, writer and theorist working to develop critical cultural forms and open, experimental projects.

Kenneth holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London, an MAS in Contemporary Art at the Zurich University of the Arts and was at Science Po Paris for the Philosophy of Nature programme, a pending MA in Museum Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman and holds a Bachelors in Philippine Studies from De La Salle University in Manila. His interdisciplinary practice focuses on experimental South East Asian Anthropocene Futures, Entanglements and Technologies. Kenneth has worked with art galleries and off spaces including the kamel mennour gallery London, Pi Artworks London, A plus A Gallery, Venice, Chalton Gallery, London, Bãrengasse Museum Zürich, knoerle & baëtting contemporary, Ládron Galleria Mexico, Leroy Neiman Art Centre, New York, LLLLL Kunstraum, Vienna, Künstlerhaus Bethanien with the Node Centre for Curatorial Studies Berlin among others.

He was awarded the exceptional talent visa in the UK in 2016 and was shortlisted for the Purita Kalaw Ledesma Award for Art Criticism in Manila in 2017, he was selected curator for the Asia-Europe Foundation in 2015 and recently been part of the HKW Anthropocene Campus and the PACT Zollverein in Essen, Germany. He co-runs a collective: Never Ripe / Never Rotten (n/R) with Francesca Altamura and Helena Lugo.

Currently, he is the artistic director of the Centre For Ecologies, Sustainable Transitions, & Environmental Consciousness in the Philippines that will open in 2020. An experimental inter-disciplinary research platform that gathers different disciplines that will publish ground-breaking work in the realms of ecologies and contemporary art that explores topics including post-colonial habitat, ancient myths, farming and faith, kinship and land, imagination and exhaustion, queer ecologies, climate justice, sustainable energy, imprints of environmental colonialism, risk assessment and equity, and our entrenched entangled relationship with pollution.


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