Abhijan Toto

Abhijan Toto is a curator and writer, interested in ecosophy, indisciplinary research, labour and infrastrcutures, based between Berlin, Germany; Bangkok, Thailand and Seoul, South Korea. In 2018, he began assembling the Forest Curriculum with Pujita Guha, a multi-platform project for research and mutual co-learning around the naturecultures of the forested belts of South and Southeast Asia. He is the Artistic Director of "A House In Many Parts", a multi-disciplinary festival in Bangkok, supported by the Goethe-Institut and French Embassy, which he founded in 2020. He is also curator, with Mari Spirito of "A Few In Many Places" (2021), Seoul, Bangkok, Istanbul, New York, San Juan, Guatemala City, a platform for international collaboration and collective practice, conceived by Protocinema. He has previously worked with the Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh; Bellas Artes Projects, Manila and Bataan, the Philippines; Council, Paris; and Asia Art Archive. Selected recent exhibitions include In "The Forest, Even The Air Breathes", GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy (2020); "Minor Infelicities", Ujeongkuk, Seoul, South Korea (2020); "Southern Constellations", Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (2019); "The Exhaustion Project: There Is Still Work To Be Done", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2018). He has participated in residencies with the Staatenkunstfonds, Denmark; the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; Pro-Helvetia and the HSLU-University of Applied Arts and Sciences, Luzern, Switzerland and guest lectured at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen; the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok; Monash University, Melbourne among others and is part of the steering committee of the Artist-for-Artist Program. He is a contributor to collective research initiatives such as ‘A Glossary of Common Knowledge’, MG+MSUM (2021) and ‘Under the Mango Tree’, the slow institute (2020). He was awarded the 2019 Premio Lorenzo Bonaldi X, at the GAMeC, Bergamo.

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