• ARCHIVING WOMANIFESTO: An International Art Exchange, 1990s - Present.

    19 October to 9 November 2019

Archiving Womanifesto: An International Art Exchange, 1990s – Present

Curators: Varsha Nair, Nitaya Ueareeworakul, Phaptawan Suwannakudt

Archiving Womanifesto Closing Event Saturday November 16, 2pm

2pm Curator’s talk by Varsha Nair, Womanifesto Archive
2.30-3.30pm ‘Coming together: Collective actions and future feminist archives’
An open forum moderated by Dr Catriona Moore, University of Sydney

The work of local, regional and transnational artist collectives and curatorial actions feed growing archives, of which the Womanifesto project is an important example. Practical questions of archival retrieval and currency will focus our discussion.


Symposium: Gender in Southeast Asian Art Histories II. Art, Digitality and Canon-Making?

18 October 2019, 9am – 6pm, University of Sydney, Law School

Keynote speaker: Prof Flaudette May Datuin, University of the Philippines

Roundtable: 19 October 2019 at 1pm, The Cross Art Projects

Roundtable chair: Prof Flaudette May Datuin, University of the Philippines

Exhibition Opening: 19 October at 3pm, The Cross Art Projects

Guest Speaker: Rachel Kent, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art

Exhibition runs 19 October to 16 November 2019


Archiving Womanifesto: Outline

In 1995 an informal gathering of women artists, writers and activists in Bangkok put together a feminist art exhibition, Tradisexion. Calling themselves Womanifesto, this collective went on to organize biennale events that aimed to increase women’s visibility. It was the first feminist collective of its kind in the region, seeking to strengthen links between women artists regionally and internationally. Among its many projects include art residencies held in rural Thailand and online curations in cyberspace. Archiving Womanifesto presents this history, with issues raised to be discussed in an open symposium.