We are pleased to welcome John Kenneth Paranada to CIMAM

9 June 2023

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" CIMAM, with its vast and trail-blazing inclusive network of museum practitioners, helps my endeavour to curate interdisciplinary art exhibitions that aim to heighten our ecological awareness and explore the possibility of unravelling the complexity of climate change and its overlap with our accelerated everyday lives through art, visual cultures and creative visual technologies, which is vital to prolonging humanity’s survival and reaching our collective dream of a carbon neutral world by 2045".

I want to expand my network and research the collision and overlap of art and climate change. Specifically the following:

  1. The interaction of art and the environment (nature) as a social task, the interrelationships between living beings and their environment. Highlighting art and culture in the landscape as ecological education.
  2. The art exhibition as a site to examine the connection between people, the environment and society, the design of (semi-) urban living space, for example, from the perspective of regional value creation.
  3. The cultural dimension of sustainability through art in a social context and to raise awareness of cultural responsibility in connection with environmental, social and climate protection issues.

John Kenneth Paranada, Curator of Art and Climate Change, Sainsbury Centre For Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

John Kenneth Paranada is a Filipino-born British curator and writer. He is the first John Ellerman Foundation Curator of Art and Climate Change at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia and is a researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; his interdisciplinary curatorial practice focuses on experimental futures and hybrid forms, with a focus on climate change, sustainability, historical entanglements, the Anthropocene period, and new media technologies.

In the first role of its kind for any UK museum institution, Paranada will lead research and deliver a range of exhibitions at the Sainsbury Centre to promote sustainability and engage with the climate crisis. As lead curator, he strives to form networks with some of the leading climate change researchers at the University of East Anglia and beyond as part of a radical multi-disciplinary approach that will impact the cultural landscape for a global audience.


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 John Kenneth Paranada, for becoming a member of CIMAM!