ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium 2021
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ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.
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Sunday, May 16 • 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Artist Talk with Kyler Hill Pahang

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An opportunity to learn about artist Kyler Hill Pahang's work, process, inspirations, and artistic philosophy.

My body of work exhibits large mixed media paintings that depict the colonized in the same position as their colonizers in order to expand others' views on third-world countries.

I am encouraging others to do the same by depicting aspects of their cultures that are often excluded by Mass Media. My work is an effort to decenter the Eurocentric Canon of Art and to make the marginalized the leading role.

I had grown up in a society where my people were, and continue to be, invisible. My only frame of reference to Filipinx contributions and culture had been taught by my parents. Just like many immigrant parents, their focus was not on the preservation of culture, but more so on the success of their children which often meant their assimilation. To this day I use art as a vehicle on my journey of reclaiming my identity.

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Kyler Pahang

Kyler Pahang is a Filipino artist based in Seattle, WA. His art is focused on empowering, decolonizing, and celebrating cultures. He wants to reconnect back to his roots and does so by researching in precolonial traditions and creating artworks based upon said research. Pahang has... Read More →

Sunday May 16, 2021 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
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