Presentations by Seungki Cho, artist and director of MITE/Ugro in Gwangju, South Korea and independent curator and writer Clarissa Chikiamco. 

Established by a group of local artists and curators, Mite Ugro is comprised of exhibition halls, public kitchen, community cafe, guesthouse, and artist studios. Its major activities include holding seminars and workshops, international residency programs, and an exhibition program that harnesses interdisciplinary practice and collaboration. A recent initiative of Mite Ugro is the Asian Young Artist Festival; an experimental cultural festival held between March to May 2011. Artists and curators from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, Philippines, and Thailand participated in the festival. From the Philippines’s end, Independent curator and writer Lisa Chikiamco was invited to be part of this program.