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2018-2019

Digital Photography / Installation

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Home is not a place, it’s a feeling. While the concept of home traditionally refers to the place where one lives, there are cultural and spiritual parts of ourselves that cultivate the essence of home. Born and raised in San Diego, driving distance from the San Ysidro border, Javier’s frequent visits to Tijuana helped her to recognize her own binational experience as a Filipina-American. She believes that the barriers that separate families, both physical and invisible, deeply impact the framework of who we are, how we live and the life choices that families make for each other. Her work explores the psychological toll of separation, effects of cultural disconnect and visceral connection to land. Here Javier shares a glimpse of the Philippines, in San Ysidro parallel to the Tijuana border, in a space between that she calls home.

 
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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Almost Home (2019)

The Front Arte Cultura, San Ysidro, CA

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Ready Lane (2020)

San Diego City College, San Diego, CA

Ready Lane (2019)

Centro Estatal de las Artes Ensenada, Ensenada, B.C. Mexico

Ready Lane (2018)

Centro Estatal de las Artes Tijuana, Tijuana, B.C. Mexico

 

MEDIA

VIDEO

Almost Home (2019)

By Evan Apodaca

PODCAST

Overseas (2019)

By Francisco Eme

 
 

INSTALLATIONS

THE FRONT ARTE CULTURA - San Ysidro, CA (2019)

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Installation at  The Front  photo by Caitlyn Gaurano

Installation at The Front photo by Caitlyn Gaurano

CENTRO ESTATAL DE LA ARTES - Ensenada, B.C. Mexico (2019)

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PHOTO GALLERY

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