Sunday 20 October | 12.30-1.30pm
“KIRTI: Expanding the Frame of Southeast Asian Art” Discussion & Publication Soft Launch
Hunter Panther Deerfield, independent researcher
Khairuddin Hori, Curatorial Director at Chan + Hori Contemporary
Hunter Panther Deerfield
Hunter Panther Deerfield is an independent researcher based between Singapore and Hanoi, Vietnam. He was homeschooled in Vermont, before studying at Yale-NUS college in Singapore, where he graduated in 2018 with a focus on archival theory in contemporary art. He began working on his current project, KIRTI, immediately after graduation.
Khairuddin Hori (Khai Hori), an internationally renowned curator, was Deputy Director of Artistic Programming at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Senior Curator at the Singapore Art Museum, overseeing Singapore’s national collection for contemporary art, and was also Senior Curator at the Curatorial Development department of the National Heritage Board, Singapore. Khai has been known for his multidisciplinary and unconventional approach to curating influenced by his past experiences in theatre and art creation.
His past projects include Entwine – Maybank Women Eco-Weavers meet Southeast Asian Artists (2019), National Museum of Singapore, Singapore; Atypical Singapore (2018 – 2020), Moscow, Yangon, New Delhi and Bangkok; D/SINI (2018) Gillman Barracks, Singapore, LOCK ROUTE (2017), Gillman Barracks, Singapore; In Praise of Shadows (2016) a sustainable light art festival at the Marina Bay precinct, Singapore; The Light of the Light (2016) by Quistrebert brothers; Tianzhuo Chen (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Sous la lune (2015), Institute of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Secret Archipelago (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Open SEA (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon; Welcome to the Jungle (2013), Yokohama Museum of Art and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Japan; If the World Changed, Singapore Biennale (2013); Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real, Retrospective of Lee Wen (2012), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; and Negotiating Home, History and Nation (2011), Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.