IFFR welcomes Darunee Terdtoontaveedej as its first-ever Young Curator. She has been selected to present her proposed thematic programme at IFFR 2020, which aims to reimagine pre-colonial gender fluidity.
With her programme, Terdtoontaveedej (1990) acknowledges the fact that non-binary experiences of gender have had their place in Asian societies for centuries, often in spiritual contexts. By bringing together the work of contemporary queer artists from different Asian nationalities, her multi-disciplinary exhibition showcases the wider spectrum of Asian queer identities that don’t fit the Western vocabulary. She aims to set up a dialogue and open up the space to imagine future possibilities of queer identities.
The Young Curators programme was launched this year to open up IFFR’s programme to young talent. Following an open call, the selection was made by a committee consisted of employees from both IFFR and Het Nieuwe Instituut. The programme is a partnership with Het Nieuwe Instituut, where the exhibition will take place.
Terdtoontaveedej is based in Rotterdam and is currently LGBTQ Programme Curator for CinemAsia Film Festival, Amsterdam.
Photo in header: Still: Young Curator Darunee Terdtoontaveedej