namamahay

Namamahay//Home(ing) is a flash curatorial residency with BAP's inaugural curator in resident, Dayang  Yraola. Nine artists from Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand are invited to hold residence in Las Casas de Acuzar de Filipinas in Bagac, Bataan from July 24 to August 4, 2018. Within these 12 days, each artist will build a project, which may either be an activity (workshop, open studio, performance) or object/ installation created site-specific to Las Casas, particularly in collaboration with the Las Casas workshops. In the duration of the residency, studios/work sites are open to the public. The last day will culminate into a collective performance and/or public presentation day. Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.

More details to come. Stay tuned! 


curator

 Dayang Yraola

Dayang Yraola

Namamahay is a common concept among the Tagalogs. From the root-word, bahay, or home and the prefix nama- which signifies unreal feeling. Namamahay is usually associated with feeling of unease or even discomfort in doing domestic/personal activities, like not being able to sleep well.

Namamahay could also simply mean a process of trying to adjust to a transient space or a new home. Viewing it from a positive perspective, it signals that one is in a new situation, a new beginning, where new possibilities may arise. It is in this sense that I would like to take Namamahay; and I am coining a compound word—home(ing), to serve as its English translation.

In line with my previous curatorial work, Project Glocal and Composite Series, I continue to explore different conditions and situations in which artists can produce work. I continue to propose that the limitation of art production lies not on what the artists do not have, but their ability to manage or recognise their agencies.

Dayang Yraola is a curator based in Manila and Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philippine Studies majoring in Literature and Art Studies and Masters in Museum Studies from the University of the Philippines. She is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Dayang is an Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts and College of Music. Dayang’s curatorial focus is on process-based art projects, which took off from an earlier platforms she spearheaded, called Project Glocal (2011-2015), and Composite Series (2015-2018), involving artists from parts of Southeast Asia and East Asia.


PARTICIPATING artists

 Mars Bugaoan  Nomadic (2016), plastic. Installation from 1st solo show entitled "Wander" at Balay ni Tana Dicang, Talisay City, Negros Occidental   

Mars Bugaoan

Nomadic (2016), plastic. Installation from 1st solo show entitled "Wander" at Balay ni Tana Dicang, Talisay City, Negros Occidental

 

 Fairuz Sulaiman  Fairuz Sulaiman is a multi-tasking inter-disciplinary practice covers extensive ground. He is the Programme Director of Digital Art + Culture (DA+C) Festival in Penang.

Fairuz Sulaiman

Fairuz Sulaiman is a multi-tasking inter-disciplinary practice covers extensive ground. He is the Programme Director of Digital Art + Culture (DA+C) Festival in Penang.

 Cheuk Wing Nam  retune #7; credit: cheuk wing nam      

Cheuk Wing Nam

retune #7; credit: cheuk wing nam

 

 

 Suzy Sulaiman &Teja Sofea  Suzy Sulaiman is a Kuala Lumpur-based artist, designer, educator and festival producer for Digital Art+ Culture Festival. Teja Sofea is an avid writer and maker.

Suzy Sulaiman &Teja Sofea

Suzy Sulaiman is a Kuala Lumpur-based artist, designer, educator and festival producer for Digital Art+ Culture Festival. Teja Sofea is an avid writer and maker.

 Arnont Nongyao  Arnont Nongyao is a sound artist from Chaing Mai, Thailand. He graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chaing Mai University in 2003.   

Arnont Nongyao

Arnont Nongyao is a sound artist from Chaing Mai, Thailand. He graduated Bachelor of Fine Arts from Chaing Mai University in 2003.

 

 Derek Tumala  Derek Tumala is a trans-disciplinary artist working in the intersection of art and science, technology, futurism & nightlife. He received his BFA with distinctions at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila in 2006.

Derek Tumala

Derek Tumala is a trans-disciplinary artist working in the intersection of art and science, technology, futurism & nightlife. He received his BFA with distinctions at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila in 2006.

 Katti Sta. Ana  Queen Devour (2017); stoneware, dried leaves, wooden throne by Jose Tence Ruiz; variable dimensions. Exhibited at the Vargas Museum. Image credit: Chay Pasco.

Katti Sta. Ana

Queen Devour (2017); stoneware, dried leaves, wooden throne by Jose Tence Ruiz; variable dimensions. Exhibited at the Vargas Museum. Image credit: Chay Pasco.

 Tetsuya Umeda  Tetsuya Umeda is a sound and visual artist based in Osaka, Japan

Tetsuya Umeda

Tetsuya Umeda is a sound and visual artist based in Osaka, Japan