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Alpas (v. in Tagalog) - to become free, to unwind and break loose, to untether from all that has confined you. Alpas is a personal project to explore my ideas openly and freely.

December 19, 2018

"I am my ancestor's wildest dreams." - Brianne James

Image below is by artist Natalie Bui (2018).


In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan first docked onto the island of Guiuan, and so began the 400+ years of colonialism and imperialism that the Philipp...

September 6, 2018

When there are so few opportunities to represent a marginalized community, every action innately becomes a signifier for greater, politically driven meanings. Each and every artistic decision thus becomes open for critical dissection. Crazy Rich Asians is a big-budget...

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