Rizzhel Javier is a San Diego based artist. Her work explores the intersection of memory, culture and human connection. Rizzhel uses art to dissect her identity through the research and creation of autobiographical projects. Through sharing her story, she hopes to encourage viewers to recall and examine their own memories and personal experiences to learn about the impact on their identity and perception of self.
CURRENTLY ON VIEW
The New Americans Museum (San Diego, CA) presents Landsick an exhibit that explores the hybridity of culture, complexity of intergenerational relationships and study of binational families. Through the archiving of family photos, Javier examines the literal and metaphorical impact of distance, between first generation Americans and their migrant ancestors. The installation pays tribute to family history, their place of origin and migration home.
April 26 to July 28
The Front Arte Cultura presents Almost Home an installation exploring the meaning of home, visceral connection to land and the physical or invisible borders that impact relationships with family, access to cultural history and ones developing sense of self. Javier creates new landscapes that help to blur the meaning of home by combining images from Tijuana, Baja California and Bacoor, Cavite. This installation embodies her longing for the Philippines while exploring her connection to Mexican culture and land.
July 20 to Aug 20
Connecting the Dots, May 2019
Creative Mornings San Diego, San Diego, CA
Institute of Museum and Library Services, June 2019
National Medal of Museum and Library Services, Washington D.C.