On November 23, we welcome Zoe Butt as our next speaker. She lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where she is the curator and director of programs and development for Sàn Art, an independent artist-run gallery space and reading room. From 2001 to 2007 she was assistant curator for contemporary Asian art at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, where she assisted in the development of the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT) and in key acquisitions for the museum’s contemporary Asian art collection and other associated gallery programs; and from 2007 to 2009 she was director of international programs for the Long March Project, a complex, multi-platform, international artist organization and ongoing art project based in Beijing, China. For more than ten years she has been researching contemporary Asian art and has curated and co-curated exhibitions and contributed to various international art publications that have reflected the dynamic art of this region.
She'll talk about her experiences in helping build a creative culture here in Saigon. To hear a little bit about her perspective as a curator, go to: