Maria Dumlao

Maria Dumlao

Born under the martial law in the Philippines and educated in a system set by the Americans, Maria Dumlao, along with her family, immigrated to the USA in 1985 to seek opportunities, as migrants do. Dumlao is a visual artist working in various combined media, including film, video, sound, photography, and installation, and an Associate Professor at Bucks County Community College, where she teaches film, video, sound, and motion graphics. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2009, Dumlao has been involved in artist collectives including Little Berlin and Vox Populi and is currently a member-­‐‑artist at Vox Populi.

Maria Dumlao - Lapu Lapu and The Death of Magellan (RG)

Lapu Lapu and The Death Of Magellan (RG)

Lapu Lapu and The Death Of Magellan (RG), 2017
Archival pigment print on photo rag (print), red and green photo filters on museum boards
34" x 44"

Lapu Lapu and The Death Of Magellan (RG) is part of a series and installation, History in RGB, which is an exploration of individual and collective history as viewed through multiple lenses.

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Maria Dumlao - Pacific, 1993

Pacific, 1993

Pacific, 1993, 2018
Site specific installation with archival inkjet print, embroidery on side matte net, and museum boards
Commissioned by the Asian Arts Initiative.

With Philadelphia-based Maria Dumlao’s site-specific installation Pacific, 1993, the artist draws on her interest in the history of the relationship between the Philippines, the U.S. and global movements of people.

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