Yael Buencamino Borromeo
Yael is Head of Programs and Audience Engagement at Lopez Museum and Library and was the director of the Manila Museums Summit 2021. Her professional interests lie in interdisciplinary initiatives in cultural institutions and museum development. She was the founding Executive Director of Areté, the creativity and innovation hub of Ateneo de Manila University (2017-2019) and managing curator of the Ateneo Art Gallery (2007-2017). She contributed to the book Making Museums Work: A Zero In Handbook. She holds an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Arvin has an MFA graduate degree from The School of the Arts, Columbia University, New York NY, and a BFA from the College of Creative Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also co- Director of Artery Art Space, an artist-run gallery in Manila since 2014. A practicing artist, he has done independent curatorial work, and writes as an extension of his creative and critical practice.