Brian Curtin is an Irish-born lecturer, art critic and curator of contemporary art. He holds a Ph.D. in studio art from the University of Bristol and has been based in Bangkok since 2000. Teaching posts include the Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University, the School of Architecture and Design at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and Raffles Design Institute. He is external examiner for the MFA in Communication Design at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and has been a tutor for the MFA program at the Art Institute of Boston.
Brian publishes internationally with magazines such as Frieze, Flash Art, Artforum.com and Art Asia Pacific; and is a regular writer for Art 4D and the Bangkok Post. He has also published in Art Journal, The Journal of Curatorial Studies, Parachute and Public 45: Civic Spectacle. Curatorial projects include Here, There, Now: Contemporary Art from India for Gallery Soulflower in 2007, Sensational Selves: Thinking through the Human Body in Some Recent Art from Bangkok for the Art Center of Chulalongkorn University in 2008 and, with Professor Steve Dutton, Unspeaking Engagements, which traveled between Bangkok and Coventry University in the UK during 2009-10. Brian was the curator of the Southeast Asian section of the 2011 Chongqing Youth Biennale, China, and projects in 2012 included On the Threshold of the Senses: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia for Tally Beck Contemporary in New York City and Gentle Matter for Richard Koh Fine Art in Singapore.
Brian co-curated Possession (1), with Professor Steve Dutton of the University of Lincoln, for the Bangkok Art and Culture Center in 2013. This international exhibition is due to travel to Lanchester Gallery Projects in the UK during 2014.
Brian programs and curates for H Gallery Bangkok, including H Project Space and H Chiang Mai.