Meet CIMAM's 2023 Travel Grant Beneficiaries

2 October 2023


We are delighted to announce the names of the 56 modern and contemporary art curators, museum directors and researchers awarded support to attend the CIMAM 2023 Annual Conference, titled The Co-Creative Museum: Social Agency, Ethics, and Heritage, which will be held in Buenos Aires hosted by Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentine, from 9 to 11 November 2023.

The open call was launched in April, and the beneficiaries were informed at the end of June, and during the month of July, their travel arrangements were confirmed.

The CIMAM Travel Grant Program has been made possible thanks to the generous support of:

  • The Getty Foundation, Los Angeles
  • ArtHaus, Buenos Aires
  • Aimée Labarrere de Servitje, Mexico
  • Byucksan Cultural Foundation, Seoul
  • Eloisa Haudenschild, United States
  • Embassy of Brazil, Buenos Aires
  • Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Manila
  • Mercedes Vilardell, London/Mallorca
  • OCA – Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Oslo
  • Saastamoinen Foundation, Helsinki
  • SAHA – Supporting Contemporary Art from Turkey, Istanbul
  • Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka

Travel Grant Funders 2023
Bios of CIMAM 2023 Travel Grant beneficiaries
About the Travel Grant Program

CIMAM is profoundly grateful to the institutions and individuals that have supported this year's Travel Grant Program. Thank you!

The aim of the CIMAM Travel Grant Program is to support the curatorial and research development of applicants through their attendance at the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed.

Awarded candidates benefit from unique networking opportunities through interaction and exchange with international museum directors and peers and become Members of CIMAM for the term they have been awarded. We look forward to meeting them in Buenos Aires!

  • Julia Carolina Acosta, Visual Arts Coordinator, Cultura Municipalidad de Paraná, Paraná, Argentina
  • Shawon Akand, Director and Co-founder, Jothashilpa, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Amira Akbiyikoglu, Programmer/Curator, Salt, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Fernanda Aquere, Independent Curator, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo de Rodríguez, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Mahnaz Asadi, Head of Museum, Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation, Iran (ICHHTO), Teheran, Iran
  • Federica Baeza, Director, Palais de Glace , Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Carla Barbero, Independent Curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Melina Berkenwald, URRA Director, URRA - Fundación VERIA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Eda Berkmen, Curator, Arter, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Meriem Berrada, Artistic Director/ Head Curator, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakech, Morocco
  • Daniel Eduardo Besoytaorube, Curator, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. MAR, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Edna Bettencourt, Project Manager, Nesr Art Foundation , Luanda, Angola
  • Renata Cervetto, Independent Curator, Madrid, Spain
  • Ruxmini Choudhury, Curator, Samdani Art Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Hiuwai Chu, Head of Exhibitions, MACBA – Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Belen Coluccio, Curator, Dirección Nacional de Museos, Ministerio de Cultura de la Nación, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Tatiana Cuevas, Director, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Laura del Barco, Curator , Museo de las Mujeres, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Reena Dewan, Director, Kolkata Centre for Creativity, Kolkata, India
  • Tandazani Dhlakama, Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Emanuel Diaz Ruiz, General Director, Museo Franklin Rawson, San Juan, Argentina
  • Nin Djani, Curator of Education and Public Programmes, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Antonio Echeverría, Director, Il Posto Documentos, Santiago, Chile
  • Giovanna Esposito Yussif, Artistic Director, Museum of Impossible Forms, Helsinki, Finland
  • Laura Fungai Gand, Curator and Researcher, Creative Lounge, Rusape, Zimbabwe
  • Ximena Gama, Curator Public Programme, Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
  • Soledad Garcia Saavedra, Independent Curator, Santiago de Chile, Chile
  • Ana Maria Garzón, Lecturer and Curator, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
  • Max Hannus, Independent Curator, Helsinki, Finland
  • Bruno Juliano, Doctor, Facultad de Artes Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Yerba Buena, Argentina
  • Sun Kim, Independent Curator/Director, Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Global Arts. Department of Arts Studies and Curatorial Practices, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kabila Kyowa Stephane, Curator, Livingstone Office for Contemporary Art , Livingstone, Zambia
  • Marcela Lopez Sastre, Director, Fine Arts Museum of Salta. Lola Mora, Salta, Argentina
  • Mark Louie Lugue, Assistant Professor and Curator, Department of Art Studies and Bulwagan ng Dangal University Heritage Museum, University of the Philippines Dilima, Apalit Pampanga, Philippines
  • Florencia Magaril, Independent Curator, Cordoba, Argentina
  • Orlando Maneschy, Artist, Lecturer and Independent Curator, Federal University of Pará, Belém, Brasil
  • Mariana Marchesi, Artistic Director, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Lara Marmor, Independent Curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cintia Mezza, Senior Collection Manager / Art Historian – Archivist, Fundacion Federico Jorge Klemm, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Pablo Montini, Curator, Museo Marc, Rosario, Argentina
  • Bettina Muruzabal, Director, Museo de Arte Eduardo Minnicelli, Rio Gallegos, Argentina
  • Mariia Niskavaara, Curator / Doctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki, Turkhauta, Finland
  • Almes Nora-Swantje, Curator, Live Programme, Bergen, Kunsthall Bergen , Norway
  • Martina Petrelli, Chair, Norwegian Association of Curators, Oslo, Norway
  • Florencia Portocarrero, Independent Curator, Lima, Peru
  • Laura Josefina Puch, Degree in Visual Arts, Museo en los Cerros, Tilcara, Argentina
  • Teresa Riccardi, Director , Museo de Artes Plásticas Eduardo Sívori, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Marcela Roberts, Cultural Manager, Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Recoleta,Argentina
  • Renata Sampaio, Education Manager, Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Paola Santos Coy, Director, Museo Experimental El ECO, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Lucia Stubrin, Researcher, Lecturer and Independent Curator, Universidad Nacional del Entre Rios, Santo Tome, Argentina
  • Florencia Suarez Guerrini, Degree and Doctorate in Visual Arts, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
  • Randel Urbano, Associate Director for Audience Development, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Taguig City, Philippines
  • Sebastian Vidal Mackinson, Independent Curator, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Chantal Wong, Founder and Cultural Manager, Afield, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
  • Alain Zedrick Camiling, Chair, B.A. Arts Management Programme De La Salle- College of Saint Benilde, Quezon City, Philippines

The CIMAM Travel Grant Committee would like to express its deep gratitude to the more than 250 individuals – breaking a new record number – who have taken the time to prepare and apply for a grant, thank you!

Travel Grant Funders 2023
Bios of CIMAM 2023 Travel Grant beneficiaries
About the Travel Grant Program