Writing About the Pilipin* Community

Below are links to essays, interviews, reportage, and op-eds I’ve written about the Pilipin* community in the US. “Princeton exhibit: What’s next for Filipino American art?” The FilAm, October 30, 2021 (also forthcoming in the print edition of The FilAm, Issue 46, December 2021). “Filipino American History Month exhibit at Princeton featuring NExSE collective navigates…

Self Portraits from “Fil-Am Road” Exhibition

This self-portrait is titled, “Stand in My Place: A Guerrilla Self-Portrait” (24 x 36 in., oil, acrylic and collage on canvas, 2018).  It is both a repudiation and a provocation the cheap currencies of racism, xenophobia, and misogyny peddled by the Trump regime from my perspective as a person of color, an immigrant , and a woman,…

Art as Ammunition

Artists are witnesses to living history, but unlike journalists, do not stand at its perimeter. Art is not detached documentation, but rather an engagement, a meditation, a questioning, a response, a provocation, a struggle, a vision. The power of the artist and art is imagining and empowering humanity to create possibilities beyond the prisons of…