This is a virtual only program via City of Asylum @ Home.
The #notwhite collective in-Dialogue series features conversations with BIPOC, AALANA, indigenous and immigrant artists and arts administrators.
The series reimagines the past and present history of the arts sector by engaging and presenting the wealth of experience, strategies, and tactics of the global majority, notwhite descendants, inheritors of colonialism, indigenous and immigrants who navigate a predominantly white arts sector.
Celebrating and recognizing arts and cultural workers, especially those who tend to be under the radar and forgotten about, speakers represent the Greater Western Pennsylvania region as well as national leaders in the arts.
April’s program features artists Marika Constantino & DS Kinsel
Marika Constantino is an artist, cultural worker and independent curator who has participated in significant exhibitions, events and projects in the Philippines and abroad. She is also a freelance writer who has contributed to a number of globally distributed publications. Her early exposure to art coupled with her boundless fascination for the creative process resulted in a degree from the UP College of Architecture to further studies at the UP College of Fine Arts, with Art History as her major. Her works are centered on patterns, layers, textures, and materials, and its intersection with history, memory and culture. Constantino is continually striving to strike the balance between the cerebral, conceptual and experiential aspects of art with life in general, thus, fueling her fervent passions for artistic endeavors. In 2017, she was selected to be one of the Global Cultural Fellows of the Institute of International Cultural Relations at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. That same year she was supported by the British Council, Manila to participate in a cultural leadership program at the King’s College in London, United Kingdom. As part of her art practice, she co-directed the programs and activities of 98B COLLABoratory (2012-2018), curated and coordinated the undertakings of the First United Building Museum (2015-2018) in Escolta, Manila and curated the Destileria Limtuaco Museum (2018) in Intramuros, Manila. She was awarded the New York Fellowship for 2018-2109 by the Asian Cultural Council. In February 2020, Constantino established KANTINA, an art space for co-learning and co-creation. She is currently based in both Manila and Roxas City, Capiz in the Philippines.
About the #notwhite collective: The #notwhite collective is a group of 13 Women Artists whose mission is to use non-individualist, multi-disciplinary art to make our stories visible as we relate, connect and belong to the Global Majority.
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