Patrick D. Flores

Conference: Contemporary Art Biennials – Our Hegemonic Machines in States of Emergency

28 June 2020, 11.30 am

Discussion moderated by Jose Cáceres

Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997 to 2003. Flores is also Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2019, Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila, and Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore.

Jose Cáceres is an historian and independent curator. He is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Zurich, developing a decolonial critique to the idea of history from a Latin American perspective. Recent projects include the intervention Chile Despertó with Impresionante (Chile) at Volumes 2019, the documentary exhibition Chilean Revolt. A Chronicle at la_cápsula and Walmapu ex situ in collaboration with the collective Trop cher to share.
He is enrolled in the Postgraduate Programme in Curating, ZHdK. (

The conference is organised by Prof Dr Dorothee Richter (Head of PhD in Practice in Curating, University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and Ronald Kolb, Scientific researcher PhD in Practice in Curating.) Respondents to the speakers are PhD Candidates of the PhD in Practice in Curating (University of Reading/ Zurich University of the Arts) and students of the MAS in Curating.

The online conference is supported by Goethe Institut Bucharest, The Suisse Arts Council ProHelvetia, and Zurich University of the Arts.