Lian Ladia is a curator and organizer. She co-founded Planting Rice, a curatorial platform founded in Manila, Philippines that presents contemporary art discussions in Southeast Asia not available to mainstream publications. She completed an MA in Curatorial Studies at Bard College with an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in New York. She was also a curatorial program participant de Appel in Amsterdam. She has curated exhibitions and organized public programs at the Jorge Vargas Museum (Manila), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), de Appel (Amsterdam), The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), NTU CCA (Singapore), BACC (Bangkok), The Hessel Museum (New York), and ISCP (New York) among others. Her work and research on Filipino American Abstract Expressionist Carlos Villa based in San Francisco, CA will be presented at the National Gallery of Singapore in the next Singapore Biennale 2019.