ARTICLES

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VICE ARABIA

"We aim to provide space for creative women by creative women."

This article was originally published in Arabic. Read it in English here.

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ALSERKAL ONLINE

Sa Tahanan Collective, a diasporic Filipino arts collective born in Alserkal Avenue, presents this curated list of contemporary Filipino authors and books to celebrate the Emirates Airline Literature Festival. From exploring person-of-color femininity in a digital age, to navigating migration and duality of identities, these books capture the beautiful complexity of what it means to be Filipino in the diaspora.

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VICE ARABIA

A conversation with writer Gaith Abdulla & curator Munira Al Sayegh, cultural entrepreneurs and co-founders of 101.

This article was originally published in Arabic. Read it in English here.

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VICE ARABIA

Young artists and curators in the UAE take up space at the youth-curated exhibition "Reassigning Values".

This article was originally published in Arabic. Read it in English here.

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VICE ARABIA

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GLOBAL ART DAILY

Benton’s curatorial debut tackles notions of home in the UAE, where transiency and temporariness thrive.

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XENO ZINE

Vietnamese-French Filmmaker San Yvin Explores the Untold Realities of Immigrant Restauranteurs

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VICE ARABIA

"I mourned my cancelled plans to host my mom during graduation. I said premature goodbyes to friends who decided to take repatriation flights, unsure when I’d see them again."

 

This article was originally published in Arabic. Read it in English here.

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VO1SS UK

"I had to fight through the agony, frustration, and insecurity this virus has posed on my artistic and academic practice to re-imagine ways performance and art can thrive in this pandemic era."

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The Gazelle UAE

"Never in my life had my skin tone been referred to as beautiful. How could anyone possibly think of being brown as beautiful?"

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The Gazelle UAE

"I have always known that the UAE is a haven for Overseas Filipino Workers. They are praised as the unsung heroes of our country, sending remittances that alleviate their families’ lives, aiding the country’s economy. Before I came here, I had lived their lives only vicariously, through stories of relatives, documentaries and news reports."

CURATORIAL STATEMENTS

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Warehouse 421

Float presents two recent films by Berlin-based Stephanie Comilang that narrate the lives of overseas Filipino workers, complicating documentary forms with references to science fiction.

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Warehouse 44, Alserkal Avenue

Sa Tahanan Co., a diasporic Filipino art collective founded by Dubai-based artists and writers Augustine Paredes and Anna Bernice, launches this December with 3 days of art, poetry readings, and film screenings from the Filipino diaspora. Taking over Alserkal Avenue’s Warehouse 44 from December 17-19 until 10pm with the support of Gulf Photo Plus, the collective brings forward an all-Filipino roster of
artists in manifestation of taking up space.

Co-Curatorial Statement Writer, Co-Brochure Editor, Co-Curator

Project Space, The NYUAD Art Gallery

An art exhibition featuring 18 works of 14 artists from the Arab diaspora. Artworks borrowed from the private art collection of H.E. Dr. Zaki Nusseibeh, UAE Minister of State.

BROCHURES

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Co-writer and co-editor with Michi Ferreol

An educational guide contextualizing the Black Lives Matter movement within Filipino history and reality, educating Filipinos of all backgrounds about why this is relevant to us.

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A complementary guide to get to know artists visiting The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi for performances and artists-in-residences.

Conducted research for content and wrote the copy for the entire guide.

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An educational guide for school-aged kids to complement The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi's 6th season, design to engage young people deeper in the social and cultural implications of the performing arts.

Conducted research for content and wrote the copy for the entire guide.