The Philippine Contemporary Art Network; Singapore Biennale 2019; DiscLab | Research and Criticism;
Renan Laru-an is a researcher and curator working from the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. He is the Public Engagement and Artistic Formation Coordinator at the Philippine Contemporary Art Network (PCAN). He studies ‘insufficient’ and ‘subtracted’ images and subjects at the juncture of development and integration through long-term projects, such as Promising Arrivals, Violent Departures (ongoing), Lightning Studies: Centre for the Translation of Constraints, Conflicts and Contaminations (CTCCCs) (2016); among others.
Laru-an (co-)curated the 6th Singapore Biennale: Every Step in the Right Direction, Singapore (2019); Motions of this Kind, SOAS, London (2019); A Tripoli Agreement, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2018); the 8th OK. Video – Indonesia Media Arts Festival, Jakarta (2017) with ruangrupa; among others.
His independent scholarship has been supported by the Foundation for Arts Initiatives, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and numerous curatorial residencies and fellowships in Barcelona, Berlin, Cologne, London, Tokyo and Warsaw.
|What||Cultural Agent||Works for||The Philippine Contemporary Art Network; Singapore Biennale 2019; DiscLab | Research and Criticism;|
|Activity||Encura research residency|