Erin Gleeson is an independent curator, researcher and writer. Based in Phnom Penh since 2002, her work has focused on knowledge and practices in and related to Southeast Asia. Select exhibitions include On Attachments and Unknowns, SA SA BASSAC, Phnom Penh (2017), Enter the Stream at the Turn, Satellite Program 8, Jeu de Paume and CAPC, France (2015-2016); 4th Singapore Biennale (2014).
As part of the Asia Cultural Centre Gwangju initiative Exhibition Histories in Asia, she curated and authored the study Displaying Change and Continuity: Exhibition Histories in Cambodia 1945-1979 (2016). She is a guest speaker most recently at the symposiums Flight from the Empire, House of World Cultures, Berlin (2017), SUNSHOWER: Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia from 1980-Today, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2017); and Art in Cambodia: An Historical Inquiry, Museum of Modern Art, NY, for which she was a co-organizer (2013). Gleeson co-founded with Vera Mey, FIELDS, a triennial gathering-residency rooted in Cambodia. She was a curator in residence with Villa Vassilief, Paris (2016), Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (2015), and received an Artis research grant, Tel Aviv (2014). She is a member of the Prize Council for the Vera List Prize for Art and Politics, and a Juror and Guest Advisor to Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, and Rijksacadmie-ACC, Gwangju.
From 2011-2018, she was the co-founding director of SA SA BASSAC, a non-profit exhibition space, reading room and resource center in Phnom Penh.