Vipash Purichanont is an independent curator and a cofounder of ‘Waiting You Curator Lab’, a curatorial collective based in Chiang Mai. Purichanont received his doctoral degree in Curatorial/Knowledge from the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK). Prior to his doctorial education, he obtained dual MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism, and Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA). His previous curatorial projects included ‘Kamin Lertchaipraset’s 31st Century Museum of Contemporary Spirit: Laboratory @ Chicago’ at Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011); ‘Concept Context Contestation: Art and the Collective in Southeast Asia’ at Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre (2014); ‘Couldn’t Care Less: Cross Cultural Live Art Project’ at Deptford Lounge in Southeast London (2015); and ‘Metaphors: An Evening of Sound and Moving Image’ with Kick the Machine at BangkokCityCity Gallery (2017). He was a researcher-in-residence at dia/projects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2010. Purichanont was an assistant curator for the 1st Thailand Biennale (Krabi, 2018) and currently one of curators for Singapore Biennale (Singapore, 2019). Purichanont is shortlisted for the ICI Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Curatorial Award in the same year. He is currently a lecturer at the department of Art History, Faculty of Archeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok.