Tessa Maria Guazon is Assistant Professor at the Department of Art Studies, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, and a curator. Her research and curatorial interests span contemporary art and the public sphere, art production and cultural programs in Asian cities, and developing a research-driven and art historically-informed curatorial practice. She is the principal researcher for Manila of the Southeast Asia Neighborhoods project for the Urban Knowledge Network Asia and the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden (2017-2020), as well as the coordinator for exhibitions and curatorial analysis of the Philippine Contemporary Art Network, University of the Philippines (UP) Vargas Museum.

Her recent curatorial projects include: Lawas, site-specific art projects in UP Diliman (2018); Consonant Forms, Resonant Practice: Women Winners of the Philippine Art Awards and the ASEAN Art Awards at the Yuchengco Museum, Metro Manila (2018); Plying the Seas, Divining the Skies at the Kuandu Museum of Art, Taipei (2017).