Blake Palmer is a scholar, writer, and cultural critic based in Chiang Mai, Thailand, working primarily on Asian contemporary art, particularly that of East and Southeast Asia. His interests are drawn towards the intersection of culture, power, and art as a vector of sociopolitical critique. His academic research as a master’s student at Chiang Mai University focuses on multispecies biopolitics and indigenous foodways in the Southeast Asian context.

His recent work includes contemporary art analysis for Art Monthly Australasia, Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, Curationist, and Art & Market, as well as multispecies ethnographic work for e-Flux Journal. He has taught as a lecturer in the Department of English at Vietnam National University (2013-2014), as well as teaching English in Seoul, South Korea (2012-2013).

He is currently working on Bring Me Curry When I’m Gone, a book exploring food, sustainability, and Thai funeral traditions with Chiang Mai-based chef and Slow Food activist Yaowadee Chookong, and is writing a novel in the gothic tradition of the American South.

Join Blake Palmer on Thursday, 21 March 2024 at 7 pm for the talk ‘How To Discuss Your Artwork’.
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Blake Palmer residency is sponsored by Aura Contemporary Art Foundation