Aaron Seeto, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s (QAGOMA) new curatorial manager of Asian and Pacific Art. Courtesy QAGOMA

Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art’s (QAGOMA) newly appointed curatorial manager of International Art. Courtesy QAGOMA.

Mar 10 2015

Two New Curatorial Appointments For Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

by Katherine Volk

Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) director Chris Saines announced on March 10 the appointments of Aaron Seeto and Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow to the institution’s curatorial team.

Aaron Seeto will be joining as curatorial manager of Asian and Pacific Art. He will be leaving his current role at Sydney’s 4A Center for Contemporary Asian Art, where he has served as director since 2007. Throughout his career, Seeto has developed exhibitions and projects with key Asian artists in Australia and abroad. His curatorial work is centered on the Asia-Pacific region and the impact of migration and globalization within the practice of contemporary art. Recent curatorial projects include: “Yangjiang Group – Actions for Tomorrow” (2015) and “Song Dong—Dad and Mum, Don’t Worry About Us, We Are All Well” (2013), which was in partnership with Carriageworks, Sydney.

On Seeto’s appointment Saines comments, “Aaron’s contributions to conversations about contemporary Asian culture could not be more relevant to the APT. He will have much to contribute as we enter the exhibition series’s third decade.”

Barlow will be taking up the role of curatorial manager of International Art. She is currently senior curator and collection manager at Melbourne’s Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) where she has worked since 2004. Barlow has had previous tenures at several other renowned organizations in Victoria, such as the Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Melbourne International Biennial. Her recent curatorial project “Concrete,” which was shown at MUMA in 2014, will travel to the Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Center in Istanbul in September. “Geraldine’s background in working with emerging and established artists from around the world,” praises Saines, “will open new avenues for QAGOMA internationally.”

The two appointments come in the lead-up to the opening of the 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) in November later this year.