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John Kenneth Paranada

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John Kenneth Paranada
John Kenneth Paranada
John Kenneth Paranada
John Kenneth Paranada
Born (1988-09-22) September 22, 1988 (age 35)
🏳️ NationalityFilipino
🏫 EducationGoldsmiths College, University of London, University of the Philippines Diliman
💼 Occupation
Curator of Art and Climate Change, Author, Curator of Contemporary Art
🌐 Website

John Kenneth Paranada (born on September 22, 1988 in Philippines) is a Curator of Art and Climate Change, Author, Curator of Contemporary Art.[1] He has been appointed in a historic new role that demonstrates the Sainsbury Centre’s actionable commitment to addressing the climate crisis through art and culture.[2]


John Kenneth Paranada became the curator of art and climate of the first museum in the UK to appoint such a role, the Sainsbury Centre for the visual arts.

He left the Philippines in 2013 to study the Philosophy of Nature in Paris with Bruno Lateur, whom he calls "one of the trailblazing philosophers of the 21st century."

For me, his role is to be able to distill and translate theory and complex data relating to the climate crisis in contemporary art exhibitions into action and from that action into a new form of living.[3]

John Kenneth Paranada is excited about this very complex role because it also involves translating scientific data into something that is digestible by the common public. It needs to be explained in a way that makes sense, is not jarring, and is open.

He thinks his primary job is to articulate it in a way that is understandable, in a way that translates the power of art to captivate and enchant people to reimagine new ways of thinking.

His experience of growing up in the Philippines has consciously shaped how He makes sense of the climate crisis. That's why he is bringing a fresh take on this curatorial role. As a Filipino who has lived across Antipolo, Q.C., Pasig, and Manila, he grew up witnessing knee-high floods almost every time it rained in the city.[4]

He has experienced countless floodings, droughts, calamities, and other severe weather conditions. Combining his lived experience and his career in art, He has gained an understanding of how we might tackle issues relating to the climate crisis through different vantage points and entanglements of time, objects, ideas, and space.

John Kenneth Paranada has also noticed that our experience of the climate crisis differs from the Global North in some ways. Ours is more embodied, urgent, and immediate because we are at the biting end of the insidious effects of the climate crisis.[5]

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  1. "John Kenneth Paranada". Mepedia. 2023-02-21. Retrieved 2023-02-21.
  2. wikiake (2023-02-20). "John Kenneth Paranada - Wiki, Born, Age, Career, About". Wikiake. Retrieved 2023-02-21.
  4. Westall, Mark (2023-01-03). "Sainsbury Centre first UK museum to appoint a Curator of Art and Climate Change". FAD Magazine. Retrieved 2023-02-21.
  5. LOU, ALBANO. "A Filipino is appointed curator of art and climate change by the 1st UK museum to elect such a role". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2023-02-21.