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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

Krit 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 woodcarvers to produce sculptures based on 3D printed models. He also worked with photographer At Maculangan and santo maker Willy Layug to further research into the historical Filipino traditions of woodcarving. His production assistant, Maureen Costello, was instrumental with the production and filming of his film Incarnator.

Paul Pfeiffer

Philippines/USA

Baluyot shadowed local fishermen, in the hopes of continuing his interest on how the ramifications of WWII continues to affect our lives in present day. 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 curator/writer Arlette Quynh-Anh Tran along with Jrai artists Rcham Jeh, Romah Aleo, Puih Han created new sculptures from thewoodworking workshop in Las Casas,which were then installed within the space of Cian Dayrit’s exhibition in Casa Quiapo, weaving the complex 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

A painter focusing on the concept of time and how history is a main instrument of change in the local urban setting

Renz Baluyot

Philippines

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

His videos and sculptures explore strategies of political resistance enacted through counter- memory and post-memory by reworking narratives via history and supernaturalisms.

Tuan Andrew Nguyen

Vietnam

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

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