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title. the written wall

date. 2016

city. norfolk, va

size. collage 5in x 7in

 

 

 

 

Accepted to Tin House Summer Workshop 2019

 

Nominated by Ghost Parachute for a 2018 Pushcart Prize

 

Awarded Makers City LA REEF Residency

Myself and collaborator Alyssa Manansala will use the REEF residency to develop an aesthetic, intellectual, and political discipline we have coined Decolonial Ekphrasis—a framework for decolonizing how art is viewed and understanding the reverberating effects of colonial trauma in intellectual and creative work. We will hold workshops and readings during the residency, with the aim of honoring, archiving, and studying decolonial and POC writers and scholars. Informed by this research, we will engage in interdisciplinary writing and visual arts projects around Asian American and Latinx media representations, along with memory, translation, gender, mythology, and power. By combining both archive and practice of radical POC and decolonial thought, Decolonial Ekphrasis attempts to investigate colonial histories within ourselves as a means of healing, empowerment, and artmaking.

Reading at Big White Sky Book Launch, June 3rd, 2pm

The Six Reading @ Thymele Arts, LA, 8pm, April 27, 2018

 

 

 

 

Have you seen my Mom? Reading @ Mid City Art House, LA, 7pm, April 20th, 2018

With Chelsea Dright, Alyssa Manansala, and Beau Rice

 

 

 

Rosacea excerpt @ CalArts LatinFest, February 12th, 2018

I staged and directed an excerpt of Rosacea, an experimental piece on beauty, nationalism, and "urban renewal" in the wake of the Grenfell Fire tragedy. Rosacea was presented as part of CalArts' first LatinX Festival, showcasing the works of Latinx students. Set design by Melanie Treuhaft and featuring Hannah Trujillo, Mackenzie Rasmus, Rebecca Lerman, Katharine Means, and Saurav Jammalamadugu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Treating Rosacea: On Beatification, Nationalism, and Creative Resistance" published in Speculative City magazine 

An essay of confronting nationalism and the grotesque within aesthetic practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carplays @ Pasadena Museum of California Art

As part of Pacific Standard Time, Carplays comes to Pasadena. Works include a re-staging of my play Surrogate Supperon October 13, 2017. More information here

Arts in a Changing America Fellowship

Very excited to announce that I have been selected to be one of the 2017-18 Arts in a Changing America fellows.

 

ArtChangeU.S. is a new, five-year initiative that seeks to explore and understand the dramatic demographic transformation of the United States and its profound impact on arts and culture. Led by Roberta Uno and based out of the California Institute of the Arts, ArtChangeUS is creating a vast network of relevant organizations, artists, scholars, idea producers, and resource people across sectors to reframe the national arts conversation at the intersection of arts and social justice. Through a carefully curated series of special events, performances, presentations and conferences, ArtChangeUS will serve as an urgently needed catalyst that brings unheard, leadership voices in the arts to the forefront of social discourse, arts production, and community change.

Interview with New Delta Review

The fine folks at New Delta Review were kind enough to interview me on my featured poem

Carplays, The California Institute of the Arts

CalArts' New Works Festival

feating Sistersa play about love, loss, and lipsynching

 

 

 

Hannacc Artist in Residence, Summer 2017

Barcelona, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interview with Vice magazine

Carplays, The California Institute of the Arts

feating Surrogate Suppera play about the media masterminds of the 2016 election.