Maia Cruz Palileo

Maia Cruz Palileo’s paintings, installations, sculptures, and drawings navigate themes of migration and the permeable concept of home. Influenced by the oral history of their family’s arrival in the United States from the Philippines, as well as the colonial relationship between the two countries, Palileo infuses these narratives using memory and imagination. “Sourcing subject matter through various photographic archives, their paintings recontextualize the stories, portraits, and images to resuscitate these figures from the exploitative gaze of the ethnographic image.”

Source: moniquemeloche

Artist portrait by Ligaiya Romero