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Transforming spaces

Closely aligned to the act of crossing borders, works on “transforming spaces” imagine and examine the ways in which Filipinos change the environments they inhabit in the course of global migration. Moving through legal and illegal channels, Filipinos’ presence in the receiving countries upends existing conventions and narratives of citizenship and nationality. As “illegal” immigrants, they challenge the notion that the state’s sovereignty is total and absolute; as legal entrants—and potentially new citizens—Filipinos reveal the lie of the nation as an homogeneous entity.


Whether or not they formally become members of the state or community, Filipinos inevitably transform the spaces they occupy and those they leave behind: from the “new” products that grocery stores carry to accommodate their needs to the money transfer businesses for remitting wages to family in the Philippines, from their “invisibility” in hospitals and nursing homes to their visibility on streets and playgrounds.

The Perfect Home II

Do Ho Suh

2003 Translucent nylon 110 in. x 240 in. x 516 in. © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong

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Do Ho Suh

b. 1962

Do Ho Suh is an internationally renowned Korean artist. Suh constructs site-specific installations and meticulously crafted sculptures that question boundaries of identity, conventional notions of scale, and space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestation.

Suh studied oriental painting at Seoul National University in the 1980s, and in 1991 he moved to the United States to study painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and sculpture at Yale University School of Art. He settled in New York in 1997, where he lived and worked until relocating to London in 2010. He currently maintains studios in London, Seoul, and New York.

Suh represented South Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 with his iconic work Some/One, constructed of military dog tags exploring individual and collective identity. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, 2001; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 2002; Serpentine Gallery, London, 2002; Artsonje Center, Seoul, 2003; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, 2005; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, 2010; DAAD Galerie, Berlin, 2011; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, 2011; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2012; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 2012; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2012–13; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2013; The Contemporary Austin, Austin, 2014; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2015.

Suh’s work has been prominently featured in major group exhibitions and biennials worldwide, including the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, 2003; Psycho Buildings, Hayward Gallery, London, 2008; Your Bright Future, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2009; Liverpool Biennial, 2010; Venice Architecture Biennale, 2010; Gwangju Biennale, 2012; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2013; Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2014; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2015; and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2015. His work is included in numerous museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul; Artsonje Center, Seoul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, among many others.

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The Perfect Home II

Do Ho Suh

2003 Translucent nylon 110 in. x 240 in. x 516 in. © Do Ho Suh, Courtesy of the Artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong

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Do Ho Suh

b. 1962

Do Ho Suh is an internationally renowned Korean artist. Suh constructs site-specific installations and meticulously crafted sculptures that question boundaries of identity, conventional notions of scale, and space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestation.

Suh studied oriental painting at Seoul National University in the 1980s, and in 1991 he moved to the United States to study painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and sculpture at Yale University School of Art. He settled in New York in 1997, where he lived and worked until relocating to London in 2010. He currently maintains studios in London, Seoul, and New York.

Suh represented South Korea at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001 with his iconic work Some/One, constructed of military dog tags exploring individual and collective identity. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, New York, 2001; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 2002; Serpentine Gallery, London, 2002; Artsonje Center, Seoul, 2003; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, 2005; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, 2010; DAAD Galerie, Berlin, 2011; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, 2011; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2012; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, 2012; 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2012–13; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2013; The Contemporary Austin, Austin, 2014; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2015.

Suh’s work has been prominently featured in major group exhibitions and biennials worldwide, including the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, 2003; Psycho Buildings, Hayward Gallery, London, 2008; Your Bright Future, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2009; Liverpool Biennial, 2010; Venice Architecture Biennale, 2010; Gwangju Biennale, 2012; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2013; Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, 2014; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2015; and Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, 2015. His work is included in numerous museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul; Artsonje Center, Seoul; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, among many others.

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Dr. Jonathan Corpus Ong

b. 1981
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Dr. Jonathan Corpus Ong is Assistant Professor in Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Cambridge in 2011. Jonathan has published his work on media and migration, media ethics, and mediated political participation in Media, Culture & Society, Television & New Media, and Communication, Culture & Critique. He was the first Graduate Student Representative of the Popular Communication Division of the International Communication Association. His first book The Poverty of Television is forthcoming from Anthem Press. In July 2013, he joins the University of Leicester (UK) as Lecturer in Media and Communications.

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Jason Vincent A. Cabañes

b. 1981

Jason was born in 1981, in Quezon City, The Philippines. He is presently a final year Institute of Communication Studies  Ph.D. Scholar at the University of Leeds, UK; he is also a Lecturer in Media Studies and the Program Coordinator of the Master’s in  Journalism program at the Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University, The Philippines. He was previously an Association of Southeast Asian Nations Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore and a consultant of the Communication for Governance and Accountability Program of The World Bank. His scholarly works include articles in the internationally peer-reviewed journals Media, Culture and Society (forthcoming), New Media and Society, and Southeast Asia Research; an entry in the Encyclopaedia of Social Networking; and a chapter in the book Changing Media, Changing Societies (Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, 2009). His present research interests are on social and mediational approaches to migration, multiculturalism, and politics.

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Prick, Prick, Prick

Gina Osterloh

2013 Video of performance Duration: 2m 15s Material 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
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Dr. Jonathan Corpus Ong

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Dr. Jonathan Corpus Ong is Assistant Professor in Sociology at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Cambridge in 2011. Jonathan has published his work on media and migration, media ethics, and mediated political participation in Media, Culture & Society, Television & New Media, and Communication, Culture & Critique. He was the first Graduate Student Representative of the Popular Communication Division of the International Communication Association. His first book The Poverty of Television is forthcoming from Anthem Press. In July 2013, he joins the University of Leicester (UK) as Lecturer in Media and Communications.

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Jason Vincent A. Cabañes

b. 1981

Jason was born in 1981, in Quezon City, The Philippines. He is presently a final year Institute of Communication Studies  Ph.D. Scholar at the University of Leeds, UK; he is also a Lecturer in Media Studies and the Program Coordinator of the Master’s in  Journalism program at the Department of Communication, Ateneo de Manila University, The Philippines. He was previously an Association of Southeast Asian Nations Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore and a consultant of the Communication for Governance and Accountability Program of The World Bank. His scholarly works include articles in the internationally peer-reviewed journals Media, Culture and Society (forthcoming), New Media and Society, and Southeast Asia Research; an entry in the Encyclopaedia of Social Networking; and a chapter in the book Changing Media, Changing Societies (Asian Media Information and Communication Centre, 2009). His present research interests are on social and mediational approaches to migration, multiculturalism, and politics.

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"The Hill" (Installation view)

Kang Seung Lee

2013 Video installation. 15 ft. x 15 ft. x 15 ft. Courtesy of the artist.

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Kang Seung Lee

b. Scorpio
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Kang Seung Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Kang has had solo and group exhibitions at Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City; the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and the Museo Casa de Leon Trotzky, Mexico City; among many others. He is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts.

Recent projects include 12 Selfies (2014), Untitled Needlepoint project (2013), and the Hill (2013).

 

Profile image: "untitled (me as aunt george)" by Kang Seung Lee. 

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The Hill

Kang Seung Lee

2013 Edited version of Video installation "the Hill". Original: 15 ft x 15 ft x 15 ft Courtesy of the artist.

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Kang Seung Lee

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Kang Seung Lee is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in South Korea and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Kang has had solo and group exhibitions at Centro Cultural Border, Mexico City; the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and the Museo Casa de Leon Trotzky, Mexico City; among many others. He is currently pursuing an M.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts.

Recent projects include 12 Selfies (2014), Untitled Needlepoint project (2013), and the Hill (2013).

 

Profile image: "untitled (me as aunt george)" by Kang Seung Lee. 

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Horizon

Kim Anno

2014 Oil and silkscreen on aluminum 56" x 74" Courtesy of the artist

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Kim Anno

b. 1958
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Kim Anno is a painter, photographer, book artist, and filmmaker/video artist whose work has been exhibited by museums nationally and internationally. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Honolulu Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Crocker Museum, Oakland Museum, Getty Research Institute, Columbia University, University of Texas, Austin, Walker Museum, Koopman Collection, The Hague, and Newberry Library all include her work.

Anno’s works include films and staged readings. Her documentary, A New World (2016), focuses on the education and triumph of young African American women at North Carolina’s Bennett College. In 2016, she directed Crisis, a live staged reading in collaboration with Brazilian composer Saulo Laudares, of her adaptation of Dante’s Purgatorio (Canto 32), as well as a live contemporary dance performance, Drought 1200, presented in San Francisco. Currently Anno is making two films in South Florida and Cuba. The first is 90 Miles from Paradise, a project staged in Havana, Key West, and Miami. The second film, ¡Quba!, is a documentary on the LGBTQI community in Cuba, and she recently licensed four original Cuban bands’ songs for the film. For the Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s 2017-18 season, Anno is producing a film/live music performance concert. Anno’s films have been screened internationally at festivals and venues including the Museum of Modern Art, Rio De Janeiro; the 14th Annual New Media Festival, Seoul, Korea; Goethe Institute, Johannesburg; Durban Municipal Gallery in the Don’t Panic Exhibition; San Francisco Asian Art Museum; Site Santa Fe Biennale; One Night Stand, New Mexico; the King’s Art Center; Kim Anno Retrospective; the Varnosi Museum, Hungary; DC Dusseldorf International Expo, Germany; Pulse, Miami; the Berkeley Art Museum; the Denison University Museum; and Noel Art Museum.

Her work is also featured in a number of exhibitions and magazines. She has a solo exhibition and screening in Atlanta, at Marcia Wood Gallery, and in 2018 she will have a solo exhibition at the University of Suffolk in England. Her work is featured in the June 2017 issue of Area Paris, an arts magazine. More of her work will be published in Saint Anne’s Review (Spring 2017).

Anno is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships: the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, the Eureka Foundation’s Fleishhaker Fellowship (2003), the Zellerbach Foundation (2010-12), the Open Circle Foundation (2013), and a Sustainable Arts residency at Kala Art Institute. In fall 2014 Anno was a recipient of a Berkeley Film Foundation Award and published her second artist’s book with the poet Anne Carson, titled The Albertine Work Out. In 2015, she received the Kala Art Institute’s master artist award. She has published photography covers, photo essays, and Purgatorio text in Art Papers National Magazine (Fall 2016). She contributed to an essay on the artist David Hammons for Flash Art Magazine and to Queering Contemporary Asian Art (2017), edited by Laura Kina, and Jan Christian Bernabe. Anno also published a photograph in Harper’s Magazine in 2013.

Anno has been at work on an epic social practice filmmaking project: Men and Women in Water Cities, a longer term work made with local actors, citizens in coastal communities who are grappling with sea level rise. Recently, she founded the non-profit Wild Projects. Its mission is to “collaborate with communities world wide through fearless art, film, and performance productions that inspire resiliency in the face of adversity.”

You can also find her work at Marciawoodgallery.com.

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Kyoto

Kim Anno

2013 Oil on wood and canvas 48" x 84" Courtesy of the artist

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Kim Anno

b. 1958
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Kim Anno is a painter, photographer, book artist, and filmmaker/video artist whose work has been exhibited by museums nationally and internationally. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Honolulu Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Crocker Museum, Oakland Museum, Getty Research Institute, Columbia University, University of Texas, Austin, Walker Museum, Koopman Collection, The Hague, and Newberry Library all include her work.

Anno’s works include films and staged readings. Her documentary, A New World (2016), focuses on the education and triumph of young African American women at North Carolina’s Bennett College. In 2016, she directed Crisis, a live staged reading in collaboration with Brazilian composer Saulo Laudares, of her adaptation of Dante’s Purgatorio (Canto 32), as well as a live contemporary dance performance, Drought 1200, presented in San Francisco. Currently Anno is making two films in South Florida and Cuba. The first is 90 Miles from Paradise, a project staged in Havana, Key West, and Miami. The second film, ¡Quba!, is a documentary on the LGBTQI community in Cuba, and she recently licensed four original Cuban bands’ songs for the film. For the Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s 2017-18 season, Anno is producing a film/live music performance concert. Anno’s films have been screened internationally at festivals and venues including the Museum of Modern Art, Rio De Janeiro; the 14th Annual New Media Festival, Seoul, Korea; Goethe Institute, Johannesburg; Durban Municipal Gallery in the Don’t Panic Exhibition; San Francisco Asian Art Museum; Site Santa Fe Biennale; One Night Stand, New Mexico; the King’s Art Center; Kim Anno Retrospective; the Varnosi Museum, Hungary; DC Dusseldorf International Expo, Germany; Pulse, Miami; the Berkeley Art Museum; the Denison University Museum; and Noel Art Museum.

Her work is also featured in a number of exhibitions and magazines. She has a solo exhibition and screening in Atlanta, at Marcia Wood Gallery, and in 2018 she will have a solo exhibition at the University of Suffolk in England. Her work is featured in the June 2017 issue of Area Paris, an arts magazine. More of her work will be published in Saint Anne’s Review (Spring 2017).

Anno is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships: the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, the Eureka Foundation’s Fleishhaker Fellowship (2003), the Zellerbach Foundation (2010-12), the Open Circle Foundation (2013), and a Sustainable Arts residency at Kala Art Institute. In fall 2014 Anno was a recipient of a Berkeley Film Foundation Award and published her second artist’s book with the poet Anne Carson, titled The Albertine Work Out. In 2015, she received the Kala Art Institute’s master artist award. She has published photography covers, photo essays, and Purgatorio text in Art Papers National Magazine (Fall 2016). She contributed to an essay on the artist David Hammons for Flash Art Magazine and to Queering Contemporary Asian Art (2017), edited by Laura Kina, and Jan Christian Bernabe. Anno also published a photograph in Harper’s Magazine in 2013.

Anno has been at work on an epic social practice filmmaking project: Men and Women in Water Cities, a longer term work made with local actors, citizens in coastal communities who are grappling with sea level rise. Recently, she founded the non-profit Wild Projects. Its mission is to “collaborate with communities world wide through fearless art, film, and performance productions that inspire resiliency in the face of adversity.”

You can also find her work at Marciawoodgallery.com.

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Valley Curtain

Kim Anno

2017 Oil on wood 41" x 33" Courtesy of the artist

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Kim Anno

b. 1958
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Kim Anno is a painter, photographer, book artist, and filmmaker/video artist whose work has been exhibited by museums nationally and internationally. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Honolulu Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, Crocker Museum, Oakland Museum, Getty Research Institute, Columbia University, University of Texas, Austin, Walker Museum, Koopman Collection, The Hague, and Newberry Library all include her work.

Anno’s works include films and staged readings. Her documentary, A New World (2016), focuses on the education and triumph of young African American women at North Carolina’s Bennett College. In 2016, she directed Crisis, a live staged reading in collaboration with Brazilian composer Saulo Laudares, of her adaptation of Dante’s Purgatorio (Canto 32), as well as a live contemporary dance performance, Drought 1200, presented in San Francisco. Currently Anno is making two films in South Florida and Cuba. The first is 90 Miles from Paradise, a project staged in Havana, Key West, and Miami. The second film, ¡Quba!, is a documentary on the LGBTQI community in Cuba, and she recently licensed four original Cuban bands’ songs for the film. For the Oakland Asian Cultural Center’s 2017-18 season, Anno is producing a film/live music performance concert. Anno’s films have been screened internationally at festivals and venues including the Museum of Modern Art, Rio De Janeiro; the 14th Annual New Media Festival, Seoul, Korea; Goethe Institute, Johannesburg; Durban Municipal Gallery in the Don’t Panic Exhibition; San Francisco Asian Art Museum; Site Santa Fe Biennale; One Night Stand, New Mexico; the King’s Art Center; Kim Anno Retrospective; the Varnosi Museum, Hungary; DC Dusseldorf International Expo, Germany; Pulse, Miami; the Berkeley Art Museum; the Denison University Museum; and Noel Art Museum.

Her work is also featured in a number of exhibitions and magazines. She has a solo exhibition and screening in Atlanta, at Marcia Wood Gallery, and in 2018 she will have a solo exhibition at the University of Suffolk in England. Her work is featured in the June 2017 issue of Area Paris, an arts magazine. More of her work will be published in Saint Anne’s Review (Spring 2017).

Anno is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships: the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation Award, the Eureka Foundation’s Fleishhaker Fellowship (2003), the Zellerbach Foundation (2010-12), the Open Circle Foundation (2013), and a Sustainable Arts residency at Kala Art Institute. In fall 2014 Anno was a recipient of a Berkeley Film Foundation Award and published her second artist’s book with the poet Anne Carson, titled The Albertine Work Out. In 2015, she received the Kala Art Institute’s master artist award. She has published photography covers, photo essays, and Purgatorio text in Art Papers National Magazine (Fall 2016). She contributed to an essay on the artist David Hammons for Flash Art Magazine and to Queering Contemporary Asian Art (2017), edited by Laura Kina, and Jan Christian Bernabe. Anno also published a photograph in Harper’s Magazine in 2013.

Anno has been at work on an epic social practice filmmaking project: Men and Women in Water Cities, a longer term work made with local actors, citizens in coastal communities who are grappling with sea level rise. Recently, she founded the non-profit Wild Projects. Its mission is to “collaborate with communities world wide through fearless art, film, and performance productions that inspire resiliency in the face of adversity.”

You can also find her work at Marciawoodgallery.com.

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