Meet our 2018 Travel Grantees

Supported by the Getty Foundation,
MALBA–Fundación Costantini,
Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation,
Samdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation

We are delighted to announce the names of the 36 contemporary art museum professionals awarded support to attend the CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference The Museum in Transition that will be held 2–4 November hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin lll Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Register for the conference online before 30 September.

→ The Getty Foundation has awarded support to 22 professionals residing in countries with emerging market and developing economies:

Mahnaz Asadi, Head of Museum Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), Tehran, Iran; Camila Bechelany, Independent Curator, São Paulo, Brazil; Sandra Demetrescu, Curator, MNAC Bucharest – The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania; Roberto Daniel Devela, Exhibitions Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Paranque City, Philippines; Agustin Ricardo Diez, Director, Centro de Estudios Espigas, Castelar, Argentina; Tuong Linh Do, Art writer, Researcher, Curator, Six Space, Hanoi, Vietnam; Hadeel Eltayeb, Associate Curator, The Media Majlis, Doha, Qatar; Michele Fiedler, Curator, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico; Natalia Fuchs, Curator, ARTYPICAL, Moscow, Russia; Mira Gakjina, Director and Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje, Macedonia; Maria Victoria Herrera, Director and Chief Curator, Ateneo Art Gallery, Pasig City, Philippines; Valentina Koça, Director, ZETA Contemporary Art Center – Tirana, Albania; Bayu Genia Krishbie, Curator, National Gallery of Indonesia, Bekasi, Indonesia; Sharon Lerner, Contemporary Art Curator, Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI, Lima, Peru; Meta Moeng, Founder, Kon Len Khnhom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bhavisha Panchia, Independent Curator, Nothing to Commit Records, Benoni, South Africa; Shruti Ramlingaiah, Curator, Kochi Biennale Foundation, Mumbai, India; Kamini Sawhney, Curator, Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Bangalore, India; Trishla Talera, Director, TIFA Working Studios, Pune, India; Yanguo Xia, Founder and Director, de Art Center, Beijing, China; Demet Yildiz, Photography Department Manager, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Chahrazad Zahi, Independent Curator, Temara, Morocco.

→ MALBA–Fundación Costantini has awarded support to 4 professionals from Latin America:

Daniela Berger, Curator and Head of Exhibitions Program, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile; Cristina Figueroa Vives, Curator, Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba; Rigel García, Researcher and Curator, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Beatriz Salinas, Director, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Santiago, Chile.

→ Alserkal Programming has awarded support to 3 professionals from the Middle East and North Africa region:

Ali Hegazy, Director, Fine Arts Museum, Alexandria, Egypt; Ikram Lakhdhar, Independent Curator and Writer, Tunis, Tunisia; Rania Mohamed, Museum Curator, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Ministry of Antiquities Cairo, Egypt.

→ V-A-C Foundation has awarded support to 3 professionals from countries of the former Soviet Union:

Rael Artel, Independent curator, Põhja-Pärnumaa, Estonia; Shabnam Shermatova, External Consultant, National Museum of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Daryna Yakymova, Senior Research Fellow, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

→ Samdani Art Foundation has awarded support to 2 professionals from the South Asia region:

Srajana Jayant Kaikini, Curator, Poet, Research Scholar (PhD), K K Hebbar Gallery and Arts Centre, Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal University, Udupi, India; Kehkasha Sabah, Independent Curator, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

→ Byucksan Foundation has awarded support to 2 professionals from the Northeast Asia region:

Yanjiv Avirmed, Director, The Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Eriko Nagao, Assistant Curator, Sagawa Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan.

CIMAM’s Travel Grant Committee, composed by members of the CIMAM Board, and the travel grant funders, reviewed over 100 applications. Thank you all for applying!