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ARAW NG MGA PATAY: Filipinx-American Artists Celebrate Day of the Dead

@ 7:00 PM - @ 4:00 PM




Giving offerings to our ancestors is an indigenous practice in the so-called Philippines that predates Catholocism. It is a way of honoring our ancestors and the time they spent with us on this physical plane. Once a year, many cultures around the world take the time to honor our ancestors, such as ‘Dia de los Muertos’ in Mexico, ‘Pchum Ben’ in Cambodia and many more. In Philippine culture, ‘Araw Ng Mga Patay’ (translating to Day of the Dead in Tagalog – a Philippine language) is a day we reflect on the remembrance of our passed loved ones.


The intention of this exhibition is to highlight how Filipinx-American visual artists use art as a platform to honor our loved ones in the spirit world. Visual artworks selected for this exhibition become an offering to our ancestors in itself.


Please bring an offering for the community altar.


Curated by Nica Aquino
Assisted by Anna Calubayan


Works by:
Alex J. Cabalu
Arni Tecson
Bren Bataclan (MA)
Camille Modesto (FL)
Camille G. Papa
Carol Anne McChrystal
Christine Hipolito
Christine Morla
Christopher Details
Christopher Angelo Perez Yñiguez
Des Enano
Dominique Go
Edmund Art Arevalo
Eliseo Art Silva
Eza B.
Francis Gum
Gloria Elisa Margarita Sanchez
Iris Boncales Strauss
Jarand Abad
Jeanne Medina
Jessa Mae Mendiola (IL)
John DeCastro
Jolly De Guzman
Kalu (WA)
Kevin Flores
Lek V. Borja
Lola x Kenneth Collaboration (SJ, CA)
Marissa Lynn
Matthew Romasanta
Mel & Phillip Orpilla (NorCal & SoCal)
Mic Boekelmann (NJ)
Michael Rippens
Nica Aquino
Palmarin Merges (OR)
Pamela Ybañez (Oakland, CA)
Papo De Asis (courtesy of Ginette Rondeau’s private collection)
Pia Cabanela
Rhi Cha-os (NJ)
Valerie J. Bower
Vanessa Briones (OR)
Victor Ancheta (TX)
Yumi Janairo Roth (CO)


Installation Shots:


@ 7:00 PM
@ 4:00 PM
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Avenue 50 Studio


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131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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