May Adadol Ingawanij is a film theorist and curator based at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, University of Westminster.
Her recent publications include Glimpses of Freedom: Independent Cinema in Southeast Asia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Southeast Asia Program Publications, 2012); “Animism and the Performative Realist Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul,” in Screening Nature: Cinema Beyond the Human, Anat Pick and Guinevere Narraway, eds., (Oxford: Berghahn, 2013). She writes on moving image and Southeast Asia for a wide range of print and online publications. In 2012 May directed the 6th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival: Raiding the Archives.
Other recent curatorial projects include Comparing Experimental Cinemas (Bangalore 2014, with Shai Heredia); Forces and Volumes screening programme (BIMI Essay Film Festival, London 2015; Asian Artists Film and Video Forum, MMCA Seoul 2015); Reuse Retell screening programme (CIRCUIT symposium, Auckland 2013).
In 2009, she co-organised a Lav Diaz retrospective in Bangkok.