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Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora

Curated by Patrick Racela & Topher Maka

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 5pm - 8pm


Exhibition Dates: February 4th - February 25th

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 6pm


Location: Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery

1650 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

In collaboration with the League of Filipino Students at San Francisco State University, Resiliencies: Poetics of Filipino Diaspora, celebrates the vigor and resistance of the Filipino people on the 30th Anniversary month of the People Power Revolution on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) in the Philippines. February 26, 1986 marked the end of President Ferdinand Marcos’s tyranny and dictatorship; succeeded by demonstrating without any bloodshed or violence.

Resiliencies is a diasporic narration of varied experiences aiming to make interpersonal connections with artists and their culture’s history. Collectively, ideas reflecting the lasting effects of colonization, oppression, and social justice movements are evident. 

In the spirit of People Power, we are highlighting the pivotal role of art and culture, which was used to educate, organize, and mobilize the Filipino people against the dictatorship, despite looming threats of state-sponsored violence. Following the revolutionary tradition of the Filipino people, we continue our active resistance against oppression in all forms, especially through art and cultural work showcased in Resiliencies. 

Michael Arcega
Kim Arteche  
Reynaldo Cayetano Jr.
Gerilya Collective
Mona Jane Marcos 
Justin Pastores  
Elaine Villasper-Dizon
Jenifer K Wofford

Performances by:
Mo Risk and Mister REY
J.Theo & The Boondock Squad

Artist Panel Moderated by Dara Del Rosario
Date: February 25, 2016

Film Screening "Pangandoy" (2015)
Date: February 25, 2016

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