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The residency program offers decelerated time and space towards research and further development of the resident’s practice in dialogue with the historical memory and present-day context of Bataan. Artists selected will also have the opportunity to collaborate with artisans from the workshops of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, fueling innovation in a wide range of art-making practices, including but not limited to visual art, performance, architecture and image-making.

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Based between Cambridge, MA and New York City, Daisy Nam is an independent curator and programmer. Her areas of focus and research include feminist practices across mediums of performance, film, video, sculpture, and installation.

Daisy Nam

USA

Korakrit is a video and multimedia artist born in Thailand. He alternates his work between New York and Bangkok. He earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and his MFA from Columbia University in 2012.

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Thailand/USA

Josh Kline is working on a long artist’s essay about the legacy of conceptual art and the 1960s counterculture and their relationship to the electoral and political failures of the left in countries like the US. He is interested in how contemporary art can be opened up to wider audiences and in inclusion.

Josh Kline

USA

Paul Pfeiffer collaborated with Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s woodcarvers to produce sculptures based on 3D printed models. He also worked with photographer At Maculangan and sculpture Willy Layug to further research into the historical Filipino traditions of woodcarving.  

Paul Pfeiffer

Philippines/USA

Baluyot shadowed local fishermen, in the hopes of continuing his interest in the ramifications of WWII and how these continue to affect our lives in the present. In Bataan, fishing is one of the main livelihoods for the locals and is one of the longest-standing traditions.

Renz Baluyot

Philippines

Khan creates different environments and attempts to have spectators experience radically different states of being through a sense of displacement. During his residency, he explored and recorded sounds found in the tropical forests of Bataan’s mountains.

Hassan Khan

UK

Nguyen visited the site of the former Philippine Refugee Processing Center in Morong, Bataan. His practice is greatly influenced with his personal history as a refugee.

Tuan Andrew Nguyen

Vietnam

Wodiczko, whose pedagogical practice involves confronting conflict, trauma and memory, toured landmarks of historic WWII sites around Bataan including Mt. Samat, a national shrine devoted to the fallen Filipino and American soldiers.

Krzysztof Wodiczko

USA

Choksi community-based research primarily focused on the micro community within Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar which included the craftsmen, staff and townspeople of Bagac. She surveyed the social circles of Bagac which included visiting the town’s activity center and church. She additionally facilitated a talk and workshop with the Las Casas craftsmen.

Neha Choksi

USA/India

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan drew inspiration from the architecture of the heritage houses at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, specifically the capiz windows. She also took note of the Filipino consciousness – its forms and identities that more or less reflect the idea of things that you cannot see further which relates to the identity and physical role of the capiz windows.

Hera Büyüktaşçıyan

Turkey

Sultana and Rahman experimented with raw and industrial materials from Las Casas workshops and created abstract expressions of their emotional engagement with the physical landscape of Bataan.

Ayesha Sultana and Nabil Rahman

Bangladesh/USA

Panayioutou’s wide-ranging research focused on the identification and uncovering of hidden narratives in the visual records of history of time. While researching Filipino weaving traditions that included textiles and natural fibers, the history and mythologies of Filipino folklore also inspired his writing.

Christodoulos Panayiotou

Cyprus

Phan Thao-Nguyen, Truong Cong Tung, and Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran along with Jrai artists Rcham Jeh, Romah Aleo, and Puih Han created new sculptures from the woodworking workshop in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, which were installed within the space of Cian Dayrit’s exhibition in Casa Quiapo, weaving the narratives of the Jrai people of Vietnam and Ayta group of Bataan.

Art Labor

Vietnam

A British artist with a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses performance, video, photography, painting, sculpture, and installation

Eddie Peake

United Kingdom

Kathmandu-based artist collective whose interdisciplinary practices are grounded in responding to the most pressing social-political issues in Nepal including mass migration and women’s rights

Hit Man Gurung and Sheelasha Rajbhandari

Nepal

Known for her installations, sculptures and mixed media work that manifest social transformation, loss and historical memory.

Leyla Cardenas

Colombia

A film and installation artist dealing with communities that are not known to a greater public and the importance of ritual in such groups

Köken Ergun

Turkey

The collective makes contemporary art, edits books, curates exhibitions and stages situations following its self-declared imperative of “kinetic contemplation.”

Raqs Media Collective

India

An artist whose works tend to focus on philosophical topics and figures, controversial race and class issues, and historical conflicts in Asia

James T. Hong

Taiwan

A dancer, performer and maker whose work deals with questions about identity including the inherent duality of the his physical form and an alter identity he calls “Void”

Joshua Serafin

Philippines

The Cebu-based artist known for his distinct style for material experimentation involving found objects and local curiosities like bones, twigs and bamboos

Ronyel Compra

Philippines

An Associate Professor at Waseda University whose research focuses on themes of militarization, memory, gender, sexuality, and art between Oceania, Japan and the United States

Greg Dvorak

Japan

Begum sought out repetitive and geometric patterns that often go unnoticed. Her practice in using functional materials or objects from daily life and transforming them into something else resulted in a series of seven sculptures made from materials from the workshops including red brick, steel, and concrete tiles.

Rana Begum

United Kingdom

Cristina Lucas is a multidisciplinary artist who works with installations, video works, performance, drawings, and photography with a point of interest in the mechanism of power.  She analyzes principal political and economic structures, dissecting them in order to reveal the contradictions between official history, the real story, and the collective memory.   

Cristina Lucas

Spain

Fernando Sánchez Castillo works with sculpture, painting, and video. His artistic practice is linked to historiography, journalism, and the ambiguous relation between power and its propaganda. Castillo’s point of departure comes from authority, representation, history and historicity in films, sculptures, and performances for his analyses and transformations. 

Fernando Sánchez Castillo

Spain

Tatzu Nishi is a site-specific installation artist, known for his prolific body of work that involves large-scale public projects that transform our experiences of monuments, statues, and architectural details. His installation allows us intimate access to aspects of our urban environment while radically altering our perceptions of it. 

Tatzu Nishi

Japan

Lucy Raven works with photography, installation, moving image, and performative lecture while investigating hidden labor and impact in industrial systems within a global infrastructure. During her residency, Raven delved in the labor-intensive process of bas-relief sculpting and collaborated with the woodcarvers of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar to create an animated film, The Sea. 

Lucy Raven

USA

Nabil Rahman is a poet, producer, and artist based in New York and Bangladesh, participating in international group exhibitions such as the 2018 Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh and the Krinzinger Projekt in Vienna. He co-curated the acclaimed exhibition “Eyes on Bangladesh” featuring prominent Bangladeshi photographers and stories of their village communities. 

Nabil Rahman

Bangladesh

Ayesha Sultana works with painting, drawing, and sculpture informed by the dimensionalities of architecture and the natural environment, creating illusions of depth, texture while investigating its properties of form, space, and color. Through the use of traditional and found materials, Sultana renders minimalist objects and images of sculptures that suggest meditative stillness. 

Ayesha Sultana

Bangladesh

Issay Rodriguez works with drawings, prints, objects, installations, and video. Her archival research and community-based investigations endeavor to find connections among fragmented memories, feelings, experiences, places, and identities. Her residency influenced her practice around honey bees and their social, ethological, and spiritual interconnections.  

Issay Rodriguez

Philippines

Cian Dayrit works with painting, sculpture, and installation, with a focus on Philippine colonialism, ethnography, archeology, history, and politics. For his residency, Dayrit focused on the history and mythology of the Ayta Magbukun community of Bataan, examining their position in relation to colonial and post-colonial history.

Cian Dayrit

Philippines

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan are partners and artistic collaborators, with a focus on community-based projects that inquire about the notion of place, location, mobility, and artistic canon. During their residency, they created a Zen-inspired garden under nipa hut houses as an invitation to contemplate ideas of origin and dislocation. 

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan

Philippines

Pawel works with sculpture and video. His art-making often incorporates live casting to draw in disenfranchised members of the neighborhood to transform public perception. For his BAP residency, Althamer and his partner Julia Matea Petelska, centered their artistic production on the local community who helped organize the annual Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila. 

Pawel Althamer

Poland

Hugo McCloud works with large-scale paintings and sculptures challenging the conventional function of industrial materials. McCloud worked with the craftsmen of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in preparation for his first solo exhibition at the Sean Kelly Gallery, studying the vernacular practices of local woodcarving and resin fabrication. 

Hugo McCloud

USA

John C. Gonzalez is a Boston and New York-based visual artist. He adopts a community-based approach in his artistic practice by involving aspects of cooperation and conversation, intimating the public with his work and processes. He worked with the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar craftsmen to produce works as a response to climate change issues in the Philippines.  

John C. Gonzalez

USA

Alwin Reamillo focuses on ideas of mobility, memory, and collaboration. His artistic practice ranges from painting, photography, collage, sculpture, and mixed-media installations. During his residency, Reamillo utilized the Casa Quiapo gallery to fabricate his installation, Apotekariya ng Antonio la Luna, ng Taga-ilog, denoting an apothecary, a healing object, as a way to reclaim personal memories.  

Alwin Reamillo

Philippines

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