Vanini Belarmino, Project Initiator/Curator, is an independent cultural producer specialising in international artistic collaborations.
She received academic training in theatre arts art history, European cultural policy and management. While working for the Asia-Europe Foundation’s Cultural Exchange section (2003-2007), she was responsible for the establishment of its performing art programmes such as I’mPULSE (music) and Pointe to Point (dance). Vanini has spearheaded projects in countries like China, Finland, France, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
In 2006, she curated Borderless Me –a multi-media installation of combined moving images, photographs and sound, for the ASEM 6 Summit in Helsinki, Finland; Pointe to Point Warsaw, exchange amongst visual artists, choreographers and dancers, and ImPULSE Beijing, a collaboration of DJs, VJs, photographers and video artists.
Vanini has been engaged in the field of cultural management since 1990 and has worked for institutions like the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Ballet Philippines and the European Cultural Foundation.
She recently led the successful implementation of an EU art-peace project for Walkscreen called Challenging Walls in Israel and Palestine.