Clarissa Chikiamco is a curator at National Gallery Singapore. Exhibitions at National Gallery she has co-curated include Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century, A Fact Has No Appearance: Art Beyond the Object and Between Worlds: Raden Saleh and Juan Luna. Prior to moving to Singapore, Chikiamco worked as an independent curator in Manila, Philippines. She was the acquisition curator for the Ateneo Art Gallery’s inaugural collection of video art and co-founded the festival End Frame Video Art Project which ran for 3 editions until 2013. She also curated video art exhibitions for Cinema Rehiyon, the Philippine regional film festival, in 2012.
Chikiamco is currently a PhD student in Film Studies at King’s College London, writing her thesis on the history of Philippine artists’ moving image from the 1960s to the early 2000s.