Vanini Belarmino (PH/SG/DE)
Off Piste (Curator of special film screening (2022))
Vanini Belarmino is an independent curator, producer and writer whose interest is on the productive potential of encounters by identifying and facilitating collaborations between artists across genres. Originally from the Philippines, she has led arts initiatives in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.
She was previously Assistant Director (Programmes) at the National Gallery Singapore where she led the development of over 60 artwork commissions and 800 public programmes in the physical and digital spaces. Vanini served as curator for three editions of the Gallery Children’s Biennale (2017, 2019, 2021), Small Big Dreamers Festival (2018) and worked on special commissions with likes of David Medalla, Ho Tzu Nyen, Lee Mingwei, Lee Wen, Pinaree Sanpitak and Mark Justiniani.
Vanini founded Belarmino & Partners in Berlin in 2008, and in Singapore in 2011 to pursue collaborations with multidisciplinary artists. In this context, she has forged partnerships with the likes of ArtScience Museum, Weltmuseum Wien, Bencab Museum, RADIALSYSTEM V, Platoon Kunsthalle, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines among others. Her articles on interdisciplinary arts practice, contemporary performance and visual arts have been published in various arts and cultural platforms.