A warm welcome to Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani to CIMAM!

19 January 2024

Pazzini, Loredana

A warm welcome to Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani to CIMAM!

“Becoming a CIMAM member is a meaningful matter to me as I greatly value CIMAM’s global and non-Western-centric approach to culture and visual practices. This approach perfectly aligns with my endeavors as a curator, researcher, and scholar of contemporary Southeast Asian art.”

“The non-Western-centric focus of CIMAM is particularly significant for professionals like me based outside major Western art centers. In Southeast Asia, we have a rich and diverse artistic and cultural heritage, but often, our voices and perspectives are underrepresented in the global discourse on contemporary art. My work revolves around shedding light on socio-political issues in Southeast Asia and how they find expression through art, challenging the dominant Western narratives. CIMAM's commitment to inclusivity and embracing diverse voices resonates deeply with my mission to offer a platform for Southeast Asian artists and their communities to tell their stories.“

“CIMAM’s network would open doors to connect with like-minded individuals in Southeast Asia and across the globe, facilitating collaboration, knowledge exchange, and inspiration. Also, the potential to engage with CIMAM's vast community of museum professionals and attend CIMAM conferences would be invaluable. The conferences, in particular, offer a unique opportunity to share experiences, insights, and strategies for addressing the challenges of the contemporary art world. This collective wisdom would significantly enhance my curatorial and research practices and allow me to stay at the forefront of developments in the field.”

About Loredana

Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, Independent Curator and Scholar, Bangkok, Thailand.

Loredana Pazzini is an independent scholar and curator of Southeast Asian contemporary art. Based on continual dialogue with artists and thorough field work, her research and curatorial practice revolve around critical sociopolitical issues in Southeast Asia, advocating a counter-hegemonic and non-Western-centric discourse. Her main areas of interest are diaspora, migration and displacement studies, the Vietnam War, and gender studies. She is the editor of Diaspora: Exit, Exile, Exodus of Southeast Asia (MAIIAM contemporary art museum: Thailand, 2018), a volume that includes specially commissioned essays by historians and subject-matter experts on topics related to migration, borders, and diasporas. Together with Patrick D. Flores, Loredana is the co-editor of Interlaced Journeys: Diaspora and the Contemporary in Southeast Asian Art (Osage Art Foundation: Hong Kong, 2020) a publication that propounds the cosmopolitan impact on contemporary art, uniting the viewpoints of various thinkers of the region on one of the essential driving forces in our present-day global society.

Loredana’s curatorial collaborations with institutions are, among others, with Silpakorn Art Center, Bangkok ; UP Vargas Museum, Manila, Philippines ; MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Thailand; and Queens Museum, New York. She served as one of the curators for the Bangkok Art Biennale 2022.


CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization of ICOM.* Founded in 1962, CIMAM’s vision is a world where the contribution of museums, collections, and archives of modern and contemporary art to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of society is recognized and respected.

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Thank you, Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani, for becoming a member of CIMAM!