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About Ctrl+P

Ctrl+P was founded in 2006 by Judy Freya Sibayan and Flaudette May V. Datuin as a response to the dearth of critical art publications in the Philippines. It is produced in Manila and published on the Web with zero funding. Circulated as a PDF file via email, it is a downloadable and printable publication that takes advantage of the digital medium’s fluidity, immediacy, ease and accessibility. Ctrl+P provides a testing ground for a whole new culture/praxis of publishing that addresses very specifically the difficulties of publishing art criticism in the Philippines.

Ctrl+P's 'publishing' process is not pegged at coming out weekly, quarterly, monthly, bi-annually; thus, we need not wait for a long time for a number of essays to make up an issue. Once there are enough essays ready for 'publication,' they are uploaded and labeled through a tracking system that looks something like: Uploaded Issue No. 2 Articles 9 and 10, 2006.

Ctrl+P also participates in a project involving around 90 magazines, art journals and online media from all over the world, aiming to form a network that explores and discusses topics of current interest and relevance. The debates will be published in print and online versions of documenta 12 Magazine in 2007.

To help us reach as many readers as possible, please hit the Ctrl+P buttons and reproduce as many hard copies as needed or as your printer can manage and/or forward the electronic file to as many recipients in your address book as possible. This way, you help make the number of Ctrl+P's readers grow exponentially.

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Flaudette May V. Datuin
Varsha Nair
Judy Freya Sibayan

Editorial Board


Editorial Board

Flaudette May V. Datuin, is Associate Professor, Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines (UP).  Co-founding editor of Ctrl+P,  she is also author of  Home Body Memory: Filipina Artists in the Visual Arts, 19th Century to the Present  (University of the Philippines Press, 2002). The book is based on her dissertation for the PhD in Philippines Studies (UP, 2001-2002).  A 2008 Visiting  Fellow at the Humanities Research Center,   Australian National University, Datuin is also recipient of the Asian Scholarship Foundation and Asian Public Intellectual fellowships, which enabled her to conduct research on contemporary women artists of China and Korea (2002-2003) and Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan (2004-2005).  She is curator and organizer  of an  international art project called trauma, interrupted, which was launched through an exhibition held  at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in  June 2007  (



Varsha Nair lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Her selected shows include Still Moving Image, Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, 2008; A Proper Place, Ryllega Gallery, Hanoi, 2007; Art as Environment: Cultural Actions on Tropic of Cancer 2007, Taiwan; Exquisite Crisis & Encounters, NYU, New York, 2007; Subjected Culture-Interruptions and resistances on femaleness, venues in Argentina 2007-2008; Sub-Contingent: The Indian Subcontinent in Contemporary Art, Fondazion Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, 2006; In-between places, meeting point, Si-am Art Space, Bangkok, 2005; Video as Urban Condition, Austrian Culture Forum, London, UK, 2004, With(in), Art In General, New York, 2002; Home/Dom, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, 2002; Free Parking, Art Center, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2002. She performed at On the Move, Hong Kong, 2008; Khoj Live Performance Festival, Delhi, 2008; Saturday Live, Tate Modern London, 2006; National Review of Live Art, 2006 and 2004; National Review of Live Art Midland, Perth, Australia, 2005.Since 1997, Nair has also curated and organized Womanifesto ( and other art related activities, and been invited as speaker at various international symposia. She was the Bangkok curator for 600 Images/60 artists/6 curators/6 cities: Bangkok/Berlin/London/Los Angeles/Manila/Saigon, an exhibition that was simultaneously exhibited in all 6 cities in 2005. Born in Kampala, Uganda, Nair has a BFA from Faculty of Fine Arts, Maharaja Sayaji Rao University, Baroda, India.



Judy Freya Sibayan, co-founding editor of Ctrl+P, has an MFA from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design. She is former director of the erstwhile Contemporary Art Museum of the Philippines. She performed and curated Scapular Gallery Nomad, a gallery she wore daily for five years (1997-2002), and is currently co-curator and the Museum of Mental Objects (MoMO), a performance art proposing that the artist’s body be the museum itself ( Although Sibayan’s major body of work is an institutional critique of art, she has also exhibited and performed  in museums, galleries and performance venues such as Latitude 53, Edmonton, Canada; PEER Gallery Space, London; Privatladen in Berlin; The Tramway, Glasgow; the Vienna Secession; the Hayward Gallery, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, The Farm in San Francisco; Sternersenmuseet, The Photographers’ Gallery, London; ArtSpace Sydney; The Kiasma Contemporary Art Center, The Mori Art Museum, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Fukuoka Art Museum; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Hong Kong Art Centre; and at the capcMusée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux. She has participated in two international art biennales, the 1986 3rd Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh and the 2002 Gwangju Biennale. Also an independent curator, she curated The Community Archives: Documenting Artists Collectively, Openly held at Latitude 53 (Edmonton, Alberta Canada). She also conceived and was lead-curator of xsXL Expanding Art held at Sculpture Square, Singapore in 2002 and 600 Images/60 Artists/6 Curators/6 Cities: Bangkok/Berlin/London/Los Angeles/Manila/Saigon in 2005. The latter two projects investigated the possibilities of developing large scale international exhibitions mounted with very modest resources. She currently teaches as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Communication, De La Salle University ( where she has taught for some twenty years.


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