Irene Suico Soriano

Writer and Independent Curator in Los Angeles, California

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Poet & Independent Curator of Programmer Literary & Film Programs

Irene Suico Soriano is an award-winning poet and Independent Curator living in Los Angeles.


November 2017 - Rabbit Fool Press published her first full-length collection of poetry "Primates from an Archipelago" (available on


June 2000 -Featured in the Los Angeles Times for her curatorial participation in the NEA -funded "The World Beyond" Poetry Festival

1994-2000 Founder and Curator of the Wrestling Tigers Asian American Reading Series at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles


April 2016 -2021 - co-programming Film Independent/Project Involve's Fellows Showcase with Tribeca Senior Programmer Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, Sundance Associate Programmer Ana Souza & Film Producer Gia Rigoli

February 2016 - Assistant Programmer for 2016 Outfest

February 2016 - Assistant Programmer for the 2016 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival

April 2015 - co-programmed Film Independent/Project Involve's Fellow Showcase with Outfest Director of Film Programming, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown

April 2014 - co-programmed Film Independent/ Project Involve's Showcase with Sundance Film Festival Programmer, Kim Yutani and Project Involve Programming Track '14 Fellow, Lucy Mukerjee-Brown

February 2014 -co-curated "Flipping The Music Video" a unique showcase of music videos from the Philippine transnational music diaspora with Elaine Dolalas for the Echo Park Film Center

2013 -programmed Film Independent/ Project Involve's Showcase with Sundance Film Festival Programmer, Kim Yutani

2009 -curated an evening of short films from the Philippines as a collaborative effort between the Echo Park Film Center's Thursday Night Program and Project: Pacific Pipeline

2005 -part of the Short Film Screeners Team for the Los Angeles Film Festival

2004 -co-curated for IFP, Project Involve's Showcase that screened in CineSpace along with Project Involve Film Programming Track co-alum Kim Yutani & Los Angeles Film Festival Programmer, Julianna Brannum

2003 -Fall cycle IFP:Project Involve Fellow under the Film Programming Career Track and was mentored by IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival's Director of Programming, Rachel Rosen

2002 -Short Film Programming Committee member for the Visual Communications Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival and wrote Festival notes for selected feature films

  • Education
    • Loyola Marymount University
    • Richmond American International University-London
    • Art Center College of Design