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.
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 >
Alexis Bard Johnson (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named Curator at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the University of Southern California Library. Johnson participated in the annual CCL/Mellon Foundation Seminar in Curatorial Practice in 2017 and is a Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at Stanford University where ... Read More >
Juliana Barton (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named director of the Center for the Arts at Northeastern University! Most recently, Juliana co-curated the exhibition Designing Motherhood, which is currently on view at the Mütter Museum and the Center for Architecture and Design. She is an inaugural ACLS Leading Edge Fellow working with the Center ... Read More >
Erica DiBenedetto (CCL/Mellon Seminar 2017) has been named Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculture at The Museum of Modern Art! Erica has held curatorial positions and graduate internships at the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Clark Art Institute, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the Princeton ... Read More >
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 >