Taking Place

Afro-Filipina Kinship Aesthetics

June 16, 2024

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Image courtesy Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts.

Hear three artists in Little Manila Queens lead a conversation on Afro-Filipina aesthetics. Their discussion explores ecological kinship, familial ties, and multiracial motherhood through the lens of the Philippine diaspora. This talk is part of “Taking Place,” a series of programs about creative placekeeping organized by Little Manila Queens Bayanihan Arts, on the occasion of their exhibition Mabuhay! in Homeroom.

Nadiya I. Nacorda is a visual artist, educator, and mother who works with photography, film, and sound. A second-generation immigrant of Xhosa and Philippine descent, her work explores the entanglements of colonialism, apartheid, and displacement. She received her MFA from Syracuse University and her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, where she is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor.

Jewel Pereyra is a writer, teacher, and weaver. Her scholarship examines how Filipina women, Black women, and queer performers formed radical kinship networks and experimental performance practices in the twentieth century. She completed her PhD in American Studies at Harvard University and her work has been supported by the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, the US Fulbright Program, and the Association for the Society of Theatre Research

Bianca Mońa is an artist, curator, educator, and advocate. She has initiated projects at venues including Studio Museum in Harlem (New York) and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC), and Market Photo Workshop (Johannesburg). An oral historian and sound artist, Mońa has received commissions from The Laundromat Project, Initiatives of Change USA, and Culture Push.


June 16, 2024, 2:00 – 3:30pm

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