Kiam Marcelo Junio

b. 1984

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

Sewing Station

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 Video documentation of performance art Duration: 5 min. Courtesy of the artist

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Kiam Marcelo Junio

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Based: Chicago, IL, USA

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Sewing Station (detail)

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 Photographic documentation of performance art Courtesy of the artist

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Kiam Marcelo Junio

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
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Art Must Be Beautiful

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 Video of performance Duration: 1h 18m 19s Material courtesy of artist

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
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Jerry Blossom / Facebook

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 Screenshot / Social media intervention Courtesy of the artist

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Kiam Marcelo Junio

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Based: Chicago, IL, USA

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Jerry Blossom / Facebook

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 Screenshot / Social media intervention Material courtesy of the artist

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Kiam Marcelo Junio

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
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American Karaoke

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 Video of performance Duration: 12m 27s Material courtesy of artist

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Kiam Marcelo Junio

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
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Jerry Blossom for Eskinol Philippines

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2012 Silkscreen on paper 10.9 in. x 8.3 in. Material courtesy of Kiam Marcelo Junio

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
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"This Land Was Made for You and Me ..."

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 17 in. x 24 in. Material courtesy of Kiam Marcelo Junio From American Karaoke

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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"Land Where My Fathers Died ..."

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 17 in. x 24 in. Material courtesy of Kiam Marcelo Junio From American Karaoke

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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"God Mend Thy Every Flaw ..."

Kiam Marcelo Junio

2013 17 in. x 24 in. Material courtesy of Kiam Marcelo Junio From American Karaoke

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Kiam Marcelo Junio is a multidisciplinary artist living in Chicago, IL. He works in multiple media, including photography, video, printmaking, installation, burlesque, and performance art. His research and artwork center around queer identities, the Filipino American diaspora, post-colonialist Asian American tropes and stereotypes, and military and civilian power dynamics. Jerry Blossom is Kiam’s alter-ego, a genderqueer Filipino femme-presenting persona who hails from an alternate post-queer, post-colonialist utopia. Kiam served seven years in the US Navy. He was born in the Philippines and has lived in the US, Japan, and Spain. He is also a registered Yoga teacher.

I am, among many things, a Filipino immigrant, a U.S. Navy veteran, an Asian American, a male-bodied, gender-non conforming, queer artist. My work explores the intersections between these identities and the fluid borders in between. My research into queer theory, Western colonialism, and occupations throughout Asian and Filipino history guide and inform my interdisciplinary art practice. I believe in creating a conceptual ecosystem in which my works function in myriad ways and inform one another. The pieces I make through screenprinting, garment design, and sculpture transform from art objects into charged, performative tools which I use in videos, staged photography, and live performances.

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  • Born: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Based: Chicago, IL, USA

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