Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol is a Ph.D. candidate in History of Art at the University of Michigan, specializing in modern and contemporary art. Kenji’s work focuses on the relationship of artistic practice to intimate and infrastructural manifestations of empire, diaspora, and religion in Southeast Asia. His dissertation, “Fernando Zóbel and Chang Saetang: Religious Modernity and the Mediation of Belief,” advances a comparative history of postwar abstract art across Hispano-Filipino and Sino-Thai diasporic corridors. Kenji is a recipient of research and travel grants from the Tate Research Centre Asia-Pacific, the National Research Council of Thailand, and the American National Council for History of Art, among others. He has worked on curatorial and educational projects at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Hood Museum of Art, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center, and Jim Thompson Art Center. Kenji’s published writing has been featured inArtforum.
Highlights from the Fourth Annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This summer, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) hosted fifteen art history doctoral students in New York City for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Designed to offer emerging scholars the knowledge and skills to pursue curatorial work, ... Read More >
The Center for Curatorial Leadership Selects Fifteen Art History Doctoral Students for its 2017 CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice This July, the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) will host fifteen art history doctoral students for the CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice. Building on the success of the first ... Read More >
Congratulations to Kristopher Driggers (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) who has been named Assistant Curator, Bernard and Jeanette Schmidt Curator of Latin American Art at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. Kris participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2017, and expects to complete his doctoral work in ... Read More >