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Marian Pastor Roces
Marian Pastor Roces is an independent curator and critic based in Manila, Philippines. Her writing is concentrated on institutional criticism, notably, an essay on the taproot of international biennales in the 19th century universal expositions (“Crystal Palace Exhibitions,” in Over Here, Mosquera and Fisher, eds., MIT Press and Bergen Kunsthalle). Gathering: Political Writing on Art and Culture (MCAD and Art Asia Pacific, 2019) is a 45-year anthology. Roces is Principal Partner of TAOINC, a corporation specialized in curation for museum, exhibition, public art, publication, and park development projects—currently, 21AM, a new museum for the Cultural Center of the Philippines.