John Kenneth Paranada is the John Ellerman Foundation Curator of Art and Climate Change at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, and researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. His interdisciplinary curatorial practice focuses on experimental futures and hybrid forms, with a focus on climate change, sustainability, historical entanglements, the Anthropocene period, and new media technologies.
Recent publication include: Collisions: Art and Climate Change, (MCAD Manila, 2023) How Do We Begin a Meaningful Conversation About Art’s Place in The Climate Crisis, (Sainsbury Centre, 2023) Immaterial Conversions: Are Marguerite Humeau’s Artworks Altermodern? (Zabludowicz Collection, 2022) Futures Elsewhere (Zabludowicz Collection, 2022) All Is Not Forgiven: 50th Year Anniversary of the Cultural Centre of the Philippines (CCP, 2019)
Prior to his tenure at the Sainsbury Centre, Ken held curatorial positions with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Cultural Centre of the Philippines, London Design Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, and many other globally renowned institutions.
Ken received his Master of Fine Arts in Curating at Goldsmiths College (2017), University of London, Master of Advanced Studies in Curating at Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland (2015). He Studied Philosophy of Nature under Bruno Latour at Science Politique Paris, funded by the Institut Francais (2013). He attended the Master of Arts in Museum Studies at the University of the Philippines and a Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Studies at De La Salle University – Manila