TrAIN Conversations

What makes a transnational practice or perspective in art or curating? TrAIN Conversations are informal conversations with invited artists and curators, followed by round-table discussions with the participants.

Speakers have included Gayatri Sinha, curator and critical writer on art, based in New Delhi, Paul Domela, curator of the Liverpool Biennale, Ingrid Pollard, photographer based in London, Judy Freya Sibayan, artist and curator based in Manila, Charles Esche, curator and Director of the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven; and Jonathan Martin, filmmaker based in London.

TrAIN conversations are organised and chaired by Deborah Cherry, and they are held on Mondays during term time at the Southampton Row site of Central Saint Martins.

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  • Professor Deborah Cherry

    TrAIN Member

    I studied in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and I have worked in the UK, the USA, and in Europe, where I am now at the University of Amsterdam. Following my PhD I have written extensively on art in Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth century with two books, Painting Women (1994) and Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture (2000) along with exhibitions such as ‘The Edwardian Era’ (co-curated 1987).
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  • Charles Esche

    Guest Speaker - 2006

    Charles Esche is Director of the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven and co-editor of Afterall Publishing. He co-curated the 2005 Istanbul Biennial with Vasif Kortun, and the Gwangju Biennale in 2002.
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  • Gayatri Sinha

    Guest Speaker - 2006

    Gayatri Sinha is a leading independent curator and art critic. She is based in New Delhi where she has authored a weekly column on art and visual culture for national newspaper The Hindu.
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  • Paul Domela

    Guest Speaker - 2006

    Paul Domela is Deputy Chief Executive of the Liverpool Biennial, a position he has held since 2001. For this year’s Biennial he worked with consultant curators Gerardo Mosquera (Cuba) and Manray Hsu (Taiwan), to realise the multivenue ‘International 06’ strand of the Biennial programme.
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  • Judy Freya Sibayan

    Guest Speaker - 2007

    Based in Manila, award winning artist, writer and curator Judy Freya Sibayan has performed and exhibited her work in venues worldwide. She teaches at De La Salle University, Manila and is cofounder, editor and publisher of Ctrl+P, a web-based journal for contemporary art that recently participated in the Documenta 12 magazines project.
    Find out more about Judy Freya Sibayan