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Series Six presents Tina Villadolid's solo exhibition "I Am an Archipelago". Gallery Hours Monday-Sunday 1-5pm

Series Six: Tina Villadolid
May 14th - May 30th

I Am an Archipelago

Gallery Hours Monday-Sunday 1-5pm
Artist Talk & Reception: Thursday, May 18, 5:30-6:30pm

The exhibition is a reclamation of space for the Filipina/o/x histories that are deeply intertwined with that of the United States, creating an entry point for unwinding legacies of colonial anti-indigenous narratives that keep these histories buried.


Tina Villadolid is a second-generation Filipina American New Yorker. She graduated from Amherst College in 1983 with a BA in Fine Arts, then moved to New England where she became a mom, was a small-scale pig farmer and fronted a rock band.

Moving to Santa Barbara, CA, the band had a hard landing. Villadolid transitioned into being the local art museum’s outreach teacher, bringing the museum into the neighborhoods guerrilla style. 23 years later, she was teaching the children of former students. This generational work with the marginalized population of a wealthy community threw into question her own life's relationships to predominantly white spaces and institutions.

Villadolid returned to school wanting to unlearn ideologies of systemic power hierarchies, knowing that real change must begin with her own practice. She is a Social Practice Master of Fine Arts candidate, ‘23, at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University.

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