Join us for an afternoon of short films, readings, and discussion to explore the Micronesian maritime tradition—a subject of great resonance for our Field Workshop Artist-in-Residence Sid M. Duenas. The program includes Udai (Means of Transport) by Mariquita “Micki” Davis, a CHamoru multimedia artist, and Re-Millenium Voyage 2000-2017 by Sid M. Duenas, and other works by the artists and Dr. Vicente M. Diaz, an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in critical indigenous studies in North America and the Pacific Ocean region.
Sid M. Duenas has been the subject of solo exhibitions at artist-run galleries in Los Angeles including Mandujano Cell (2018), Artist Curated Projects (2017), and Safe Space (2016). His works on paper, poetry, videos, photographs, and objects have been exhibited at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, Mexico (2019), Converso in Milan, Italy (2019), ‘Ae Kai Cultural Lab/Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i (2017), LAXART in Los Angeles, California (2017) and Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California (2017). In 2014 he received a grant from Art Matters Foundation.
The artist periodically travels to Saipan to work and continue his collaborations with his father on their family land.
Mariquita “Micki” Davis is a CHamoru multimedia artist and educator. She currently leads Pasifika Transmissions through the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum of Long Beach; programs for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; and is a mentor for Armed with a Camera Fellowship at Visual Communications.
Dr. Vicente M. Diaz is an interdisciplinary scholar in History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Comparative and Global Indigenous Studies who specializes in critical indigenous studies in North America and the Pacific Ocean region. He has researched and published in topics such as Indigenous critical theory; traditional outrigger canoe voyaging in Micronesia; coloniality and indigenous Christianity in Micronesia; Indigenous masculinity and sports in the Pacific; and Trans-Indigenous theory and practice.