Resources

Below you will find a number of resources--Journals; Blogs, Online Magazines, and News Outlets; and Organizations-- focused on the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora, as well as digital arts and media.

If you would like to request that your journal; blog, online magazine or news outlet; or organization be added, please let us know by emailing us: info@centerforartandthought.org. Please include a link (if available) and a brief explanation about why your organization should be included.

Journals

Scholarly, peer-reviewed journals that address questions relevant to the Philippines, Filipino diaspora, and other issues of interest to CA+T.

Amerasia Journal
Interdisciplinary journal in Asian American Studies.

ArtAsiaPacific
English-language periodical covering contemporary art and culture from Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East.

Artforum
Leading scholarly journal on contemporary art.

Asian Anthropology
New anthropological research on Asia to a global audience, editorially based in Hong Kong.

Asian Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Refereed scholarly journal which publishes social and cultural anthropological research with a focus on the Asia and Pacific region, including Australia.

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
Academic quarterly dedicated to migration issues in the Asia-Pacific region.

Journal of Asian American Studies
Details new theoretical developments, research results, methodological innovations, public policy concerns, and pedagogical issues in Asian American studies. Official publication of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS).

Kritika Kultura
Electronic journal of language and literary/cultural studies in the Philippines, addressing issues relevant to the 21st century.

Pacific Historical Review
Covers the history of American expansion to the Pacific and post-frontier developments of the 20th-century American West.

Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints
Internationally refereed journal that publishes scholarly articles and other materials on the history of the Philippines and its peoples, both in the homeland and overseas, that are theoretically informed but not encumbered by jargon.

Settler Colonial Studies
Multi- and inter-disciplinary research covering history, law, genocide studies, indigenous, colonial and postcolonial studies, anthropology, historical geography, economics, politics, sociology, international relations, political science, literary criticism, cultural and gender studies and philosophy.

Southeast Asia Research
New and innovative work on South East Asia.

Southeast Asian Studies
All-English sister journal of Tonan Ajia Kenkyu, publishing empirically grounded, multidisciplinary, and contemporary research in the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities.

TAP: Trans Asia Photography Review
International refereed journal (ISSN: 2158-2025) devoted to the discussion of historic and contemporary photography from Asia. Online and free of charge.

Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular
Maps the multiple contours of daily life in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes that highlight the social, political, and cultural stakes of our increasingly technologically-mediated existence.

Verge: Studies in Global Asia
Scholarship in both Asian and Asian American Studies.

 

Blogs, Online Magazines and News Outlets

A wide variety sources for news, meditations and conversation relevant to the Philippines and Filipino diaspora, including art, culture and politics.

Art in America
General news, articles and reviews.

Asian American Literary Review
Space for writers who consider the designation “Asian American” a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community, showcasing the work of established and emerging writers.

Bombsite
In-depth interviews between artists working across genre and media to reveal their ideas, concerns, and creative processes.

East of Borneo
Online magazine of contemporary art, and its history, as considered from Los Angeles.

E-flux
International network which reaches more than 90,000 visual art professionals on a daily basis through its website, e-mail list and special projects. Its news digest – e-flux announcements – distributes information on some of the world's most important contemporary art exhibitions, publications and symposia.

Electric Literature
Guides writers and readers through a rapidly evolving publishing landscape.

Hyphen
Award-winning national magazine for urban, in-the-know Asian Americans covering arts, culture and politics in a fresh and irreverent voice.

Jadaliyya
Insight and critical analysis combining local knowledge, scholarship, and advocacy with an eye to audiences in the United States, the Arab world, and beyond. The site currently publishes posts both in Arabic and in English.

Kartika Review
National literary arts magazine that publishes Asian Pacific Islander American fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and art.

Montevidayo
Multi-authored blog hosting conversations about the arts, writing, politics, culture, media, genre, hygiene, genre-hygiene, food, war, chronometry, dissipation, propaganda, funerals, bicycles, haircuts and cutters, B-movies and Rimbaud, stunt-doubles and stutterers, in something like real time from many parts of something like the world.

Planting Rice
Alternative platform fostering the rise of cross-pollination among artistic communities. It distributes information on vital exhibitions, events, places and influences by art professionals in Southeast Asia, Australia, the United States and Europe who maintain networks and crossovers in the Philippines.

Rorotoko
Cutting-edge intellectual interviews.

 

Organizations

Organizations related to art, migration, labor, and social justice, especially as relevant to the Philippines and Filipino diaspora.

Asia Art Archive
Collects and makes information on the recent history of contemporary art in Asia easily accessible to facilitate understanding, research, and writing in the field, to enrich existing global narratives, and to re-imagine the role of the archive.

Asian American Arts Alliance
Dedicated to strengthening Asian American arts and cultural groups through resource sharing, promotion, and community building.

Art Informal
Brings art and its practice closer to the (Filipino) community through programs of exhibitions and art education. Includes physical exhibition space.

Barnard Center for Research on Women
Promotes women’s and social justice issues in the local spheres of the Barnard College community and academic and activist networks in New York City, as well as having a voice in national and transnational feminist organizing and research.

GABRIELA Network Philippines and US
Philippine-U.S. women’s solidarity mass organization, providing means by which Filipinas in the Philippines and U.S. can empower themselves and effect change through organizing, educating, fundraising, networking, and advocacy.

HASTAC
"Haystack." Alliance of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer for shaping how we learn, teach, communicate, create, and organize our local and global communities.

Hemispheric Institute
Collaborative, multilingual and interdisciplinary network of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas, working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic expression and politics.

Kulay Diwa Gallery of Philippine Contemporary Art
Privately owned venue for artistic expression discovering and promoting the works of talented and young Filipino artists.

Library of Congress American Memory Project
Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

Migrante International
Linking Filipino Migrants, tracing roots to serve and rebuild the Philippines.

National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
National multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the U.S. protecting the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic, and racial justice and equality. At present, NAFCON members encompass over 23 cities in the United States.







 
curated exhibition

Encounters

The artwork of Katrina Bello, Kat Larson, Gina Osterloh, and Kenneth Tam in Encounters calls into question the location of art within a precarious present.

 

Here are some further questions that we hope the show inspires: How do we encounter land, nature, and sovereignty? How do we encounter identities in flux, intersectional lives, precarious identities? How do we encounter barriers, emotional and material?  And how can we work from these encounters as entry points into thinking about what’s possible for us as we move forward during these times?

 

Walls between the Mexico and the United States; travel and immigration bans from predominately Muslim countries; and the continued deportation of undocumented individuals, to name but a few of the oppressive structural constraints inaugurated with Donald Trump’s presidency, give new meanings, for example, to Gina Osterloh’s delicate, silent dance with her shadow on a wall in Press and Outline (2014) or to the male strangers that Kenneth Tam encounters (and who encounter each other) for the first time in his video installation Breakfast in Bed (2016). The language of geography and environment in today’s political rhetoric around immigration, citizenship, and sovereignty informs the way we view Kat Larson’s series The Ghost from Vega (2016), which she shot on the Oceti Sakowin Camp at the Standing Rock Reservation. And Katrina Bello’s Rocky Rocks and Grassy Grass (2016) along with her other paintings take on added meanings, as we think about the significance of landscapes and spaces (psychic and material) in migrant travel and (re)settlement narratives.

 

This curated exhibition, we hope, captures how art encounters the precarious realities set forth by the current political and social moment and the possibilities of new interpretive strategies by its viewers.  While none of the works by Katrina Bello, Kat Larson, Gina Osterloh, and Kenneth Tam were created after the inauguration of Donald Trump, the artists’ representations take on layered meanings in this new political climate.  What rises up from the works as we encounter them during these times?

 

Curated by Jan Christian Bernabe

 

Curatorial Assistant: Mads Le

 

Contributors: Katrina Bello, Kat Larson, Gina Osterloh, and Kenneth Tam.

 

Contributors’ works are published in staggered waves from early March to early April 2017, after which the whole exhibition are archived permanently on CA+T’s website.

 

Special thanks to the Andy Warhol Foundation and the California Institute of Contemporary Arts for fiscal support.

 

Winter/Spring 2017

Press and Outline

Gina Osterloh

2014 16mm film or video projection, edition of 3 + 2AP Black and white, no sound, projection dimensions vary Courtesy of the artist, François Ghebaly, Higher Pictures, and Silverlens Duration: 5 minutes 29 seconds (single loop)

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Gina Osterloh

b. 1973

Gina Osterloh is a Los Angeles-based artist whose practice embodies photography, film, performance, and drawing as a site for questions of visibility, perception, and being. Osterloh cites her experience of growing up mixed-race in Ohio as a set of formative experiences that led her to photography and larger questions of how a viewer perceives difference.  Her 2012 exhibition Anonymous Front, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, featured a documentary video essay on physical blindness, perception, and identity, created with the blind massage therapist cooperative in Manila, Philippines called New Vision. The foundations for this documentary project with New Vision was made possible by a Fulbright Research Grant in 2008. Other exhibitions include solo exhibitions Gina Osterloh at Higher Pictures; Slice, Strike, Make an X, Prick! at François Ghebaly Gallery; Nothing to See Here There Never Was at Silverlens Gallery; and group exhibitions Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta at Arizona State University Museum, This is Not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics at Arizona State University Museum, Demolition Women at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University. Osterloh has exhibited internationally in places such as Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. Her work has been reviewed in The New Yorker Magazine, Art in America, Art Forum Critic’s Pick, Hyphen Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Asian Art News, Giant Robot, and KCET Artbound, among others.

 

Osterloh has taught courses and workshops in photography, video, and performance art at the University of California San Diego, CalArts, Otterbien University, California State University of Fullerton and Long Beach, and Santa Ana College to name a few.

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  • Born: Texas, USA
  • Based: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Also Based in: Ohio, USA

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Press and Outline (screen capture)

Gina Osterloh

2014 Screen capture of video performance Courtesy of the artist

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Gina Osterloh

b. 1973

Gina Osterloh is a Los Angeles-based artist whose practice embodies photography, film, performance, and drawing as a site for questions of visibility, perception, and being. Osterloh cites her experience of growing up mixed-race in Ohio as a set of formative experiences that led her to photography and larger questions of how a viewer perceives difference.  Her 2012 exhibition Anonymous Front, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, featured a documentary video essay on physical blindness, perception, and identity, created with the blind massage therapist cooperative in Manila, Philippines called New Vision. The foundations for this documentary project with New Vision was made possible by a Fulbright Research Grant in 2008. Other exhibitions include solo exhibitions Gina Osterloh at Higher Pictures; Slice, Strike, Make an X, Prick! at François Ghebaly Gallery; Nothing to See Here There Never Was at Silverlens Gallery; and group exhibitions Energy Charge: Connecting to Ana Mendieta at Arizona State University Museum, This is Not America: Resistance, Protest and Poetics at Arizona State University Museum, Demolition Women at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University. Osterloh has exhibited internationally in places such as Hong Kong, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City. Her work has been reviewed in The New Yorker Magazine, Art in America, Art Forum Critic’s Pick, Hyphen Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Asian Art News, Giant Robot, and KCET Artbound, among others.

 

Osterloh has taught courses and workshops in photography, video, and performance art at the University of California San Diego, CalArts, Otterbien University, California State University of Fullerton and Long Beach, and Santa Ana College to name a few.

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  • Born: Texas, USA
  • Based: Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Also Based in: Ohio, USA

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ghost in the diner

Kat Larson

2016 Archival ink jet print on rag paper 20 x 30 inches, edition of 3 Courtesy of the artist and Bridge Productions From The Ghost of Vega series

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Kat Larson

b. 1979

Kat Larson is a Seattle-based cross-disciplinary artist. Her art practice includes printmaking, painting, small scale sculpture, performance and video. She is currently focusing on video and performative installations and exploring her body as a conduit for spiritual connections, specifically with her female ancestors whom she has tagged “BloodMuthas.” Outside of video and performance, she continues to work with striking found objects, clay, encaustics, and organic materials such as dead bees and dirt.

Photograph by Lindsay Borden.

My name is Kat Larson, and I am bi-racial woman practicing fine art in the Pacific Northwest. My current artistic focus is exploring the intersections of new media/digital technologies and performance art. Fueling my practice are the themes of identity and spirituality and investigations of collective consciousness. At the core of my artistic expressions is a reverence for human connectivities and transformations.

I envision the art that I produce affecting positively those who come into contact with my work, as it invites people to travel into the often dark corners of human experience that people dare travel to on their own. However unknown and frightening these spaces are, my work reaches out to viewers—asking them for their trust—and assuages their anxiety through meaningful interactions with questions, ideas, and concepts that are embedded in my work. My audience can feel the strength of my feminine powers. Though sometimes very raw in form and expressiveness, my work nonetheless provokes people to ask important questions about matriarchy, ancestry, sexuality, and life and death. These are topics that connect us as individuals and as part of the many communities in which we find ourselves. When we publicly engage in this type of discourse, we not only realize our connectivity but also transformative strategies for the betterment of humanity. In short, my work initiates critical and timely conversations about community.

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  • Born: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Based: Seattle, WA, USA

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Breakfast in Bed

Kenneth Tam

2016 HD video, color, sound, 32 minutes Installation view Courtesy of the artist

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Kenneth Tam

b. 1982

Kenneth Tam is an artist who uses sculpture and video to explore his interests, which include Abercrombie and Fitch, public restrooms, and the films of Tsai Ming-Liang. He recently had a solo show at Night Gallery in 2013, and he was a recipient of an Art Matters Grant the same year.

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  • Born: New York, NY, USA
  • Based: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Breakfast in Bed

Kenneth Tam

2016 HD video, color, sound, 32 minutes Installation view Courtesy of the artist

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Kenneth Tam

b. 1982

Kenneth Tam is an artist who uses sculpture and video to explore his interests, which include Abercrombie and Fitch, public restrooms, and the films of Tsai Ming-Liang. He recently had a solo show at Night Gallery in 2013, and he was a recipient of an Art Matters Grant the same year.

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  • Born: New York, NY, USA
  • Based: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Hold

Katrina Bello

2013 Acrylic on panel 48” x 38” Courtesy of Katrina Bello

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Katrina Bello

b. 1973
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Katrina Bello is an artist whose paintings and drawings are about a search for analogies between the natural world and the human condition. Rocks, trees, grasses and puddles are some of the imagery that are predominant in her works. She started drawing and painting at the age of seven in her hometown of Davao City, where she was born and raised, and at age eleven started making her own charcoal medium from coconut shells and driftwood found on the black sand beach near her home. Her first drawing surfaces were rough uneven concrete perimeter walls that mark, bound and secure property lines—a residential standard in her hometown and many other cities in the Philippines. Lately she has been working with video and installation to animate this imagery and to bring into focus nature’s otherness and sameness with the human world. Her work has been exhibited in the Philippines and the United States, and she works in Quezon City, Philippines, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in Newark and Montclair in New Jersey. Bello recently founded North Willow, where she is director and collaborator. It is an artist-run attic space in Montclair, New Jersey, and it is founded on the idea of skill-sharing between visual artists to make a happening.

My drawings, painting, installation, and videos of landscapes and natural phenomena are based on memories and close observations of things seen in my hikes in forests, beaches, deserts, salt marshes, and wildlife refuges. Weeds, fallen or dying trees, tree bark, dried leaves, swamp plants, rocks, mushrooms and spider webs, and other common things found in these natural environments become the imagery that find their way to my work. I’m interested in the idea that the most ordinary things carry extraordinary potential when translated into still and moving images, and how even the most minute and lightest forms of representing them can carry the weight of the whole thing being represented. All in all, I see the work as visual analogies of our relationship with the natural world, with references to topics about the human condition such as growth, decay, chaos and rebirth.

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  • Born: Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Based: Montclair, NJ, USA
  • Also Based in: Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

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Rocky Rocks and Grassy Grass

Katrina Bello

2016 Oil on canvas 16” x 20” Courtesy of Katrina Bello

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Katrina Bello

b. 1973
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Katrina Bello is an artist whose paintings and drawings are about a search for analogies between the natural world and the human condition. Rocks, trees, grasses and puddles are some of the imagery that are predominant in her works. She started drawing and painting at the age of seven in her hometown of Davao City, where she was born and raised, and at age eleven started making her own charcoal medium from coconut shells and driftwood found on the black sand beach near her home. Her first drawing surfaces were rough uneven concrete perimeter walls that mark, bound and secure property lines—a residential standard in her hometown and many other cities in the Philippines. Lately she has been working with video and installation to animate this imagery and to bring into focus nature’s otherness and sameness with the human world. Her work has been exhibited in the Philippines and the United States, and she works in Quezon City, Philippines, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in Newark and Montclair in New Jersey. Bello recently founded North Willow, where she is director and collaborator. It is an artist-run attic space in Montclair, New Jersey, and it is founded on the idea of skill-sharing between visual artists to make a happening.

My drawings, painting, installation, and videos of landscapes and natural phenomena are based on memories and close observations of things seen in my hikes in forests, beaches, deserts, salt marshes, and wildlife refuges. Weeds, fallen or dying trees, tree bark, dried leaves, swamp plants, rocks, mushrooms and spider webs, and other common things found in these natural environments become the imagery that find their way to my work. I’m interested in the idea that the most ordinary things carry extraordinary potential when translated into still and moving images, and how even the most minute and lightest forms of representing them can carry the weight of the whole thing being represented. All in all, I see the work as visual analogies of our relationship with the natural world, with references to topics about the human condition such as growth, decay, chaos and rebirth.

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  • Born: Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Based: Montclair, NJ, USA
  • Also Based in: Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

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wedding rings

Kat Larson

2016 Archival ink jet print on rag paper 20 x 30 inches, edition of 3 Courtesy of the artist and Bridge Productions From The Ghost of Vega series

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Kat Larson

b. 1979

Kat Larson is a Seattle-based cross-disciplinary artist. Her art practice includes printmaking, painting, small scale sculpture, performance and video. She is currently focusing on video and performative installations and exploring her body as a conduit for spiritual connections, specifically with her female ancestors whom she has tagged “BloodMuthas.” Outside of video and performance, she continues to work with striking found objects, clay, encaustics, and organic materials such as dead bees and dirt.

Photograph by Lindsay Borden.

My name is Kat Larson, and I am bi-racial woman practicing fine art in the Pacific Northwest. My current artistic focus is exploring the intersections of new media/digital technologies and performance art. Fueling my practice are the themes of identity and spirituality and investigations of collective consciousness. At the core of my artistic expressions is a reverence for human connectivities and transformations.

I envision the art that I produce affecting positively those who come into contact with my work, as it invites people to travel into the often dark corners of human experience that people dare travel to on their own. However unknown and frightening these spaces are, my work reaches out to viewers—asking them for their trust—and assuages their anxiety through meaningful interactions with questions, ideas, and concepts that are embedded in my work. My audience can feel the strength of my feminine powers. Though sometimes very raw in form and expressiveness, my work nonetheless provokes people to ask important questions about matriarchy, ancestry, sexuality, and life and death. These are topics that connect us as individuals and as part of the many communities in which we find ourselves. When we publicly engage in this type of discourse, we not only realize our connectivity but also transformative strategies for the betterment of humanity. In short, my work initiates critical and timely conversations about community.

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  • Born: Seattle, WA, USA
  • Based: Seattle, WA, USA

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Smudge

Katrina Bello

2013 Acrylic on panel 24” x 30” Courtesy of Katrina Bello

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Katrina Bello

b. 1973
image description
  • See All Works
  • facebook
  • visit website

Katrina Bello is an artist whose paintings and drawings are about a search for analogies between the natural world and the human condition. Rocks, trees, grasses and puddles are some of the imagery that are predominant in her works. She started drawing and painting at the age of seven in her hometown of Davao City, where she was born and raised, and at age eleven started making her own charcoal medium from coconut shells and driftwood found on the black sand beach near her home. Her first drawing surfaces were rough uneven concrete perimeter walls that mark, bound and secure property lines—a residential standard in her hometown and many other cities in the Philippines. Lately she has been working with video and installation to animate this imagery and to bring into focus nature’s otherness and sameness with the human world. Her work has been exhibited in the Philippines and the United States, and she works in Quezon City, Philippines, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and in Newark and Montclair in New Jersey. Bello recently founded North Willow, where she is director and collaborator. It is an artist-run attic space in Montclair, New Jersey, and it is founded on the idea of skill-sharing between visual artists to make a happening.

My drawings, painting, installation, and videos of landscapes and natural phenomena are based on memories and close observations of things seen in my hikes in forests, beaches, deserts, salt marshes, and wildlife refuges. Weeds, fallen or dying trees, tree bark, dried leaves, swamp plants, rocks, mushrooms and spider webs, and other common things found in these natural environments become the imagery that find their way to my work. I’m interested in the idea that the most ordinary things carry extraordinary potential when translated into still and moving images, and how even the most minute and lightest forms of representing them can carry the weight of the whole thing being represented. All in all, I see the work as visual analogies of our relationship with the natural world, with references to topics about the human condition such as growth, decay, chaos and rebirth.

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  • Born: Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Based: Montclair, NJ, USA
  • Also Based in: Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines

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Breakfast in Bed

Kenneth Tam

2016 HD video, color, sound, 32 minutes Installation view Courtesy of the artist

contributor

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Kenneth Tam

b. 1982

Kenneth Tam is an artist who uses sculpture and video to explore his interests, which include Abercrombie and Fitch, public restrooms, and the films of Tsai Ming-Liang. He recently had a solo show at Night Gallery in 2013, and he was a recipient of an Art Matters Grant the same year.

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  • Born: New York, NY, USA
  • Based: Los Angeles, CA, USA

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