Cultural Cousins:
a show of Latinx and Filipinx artists

curated by Jeanne F. Jalandoni

In the 16th century, the Spanish empire was known as the most powerful empire in the world. It extended throughout the Americas and the Philippine archipelago in Asia. The effects of Spanish colonialism and imperialism have had a lasting influence on its subjects and shaped traditions, values, language, food, fashion, and beliefs. Latinxs and Filipinxs share a cultural kinship rooted in colonialism that extends past the history of this mutual Western imperial power and the geographic location of their homeland. This cultural exchange challenges audiences to reconsider ethnic identity outside of race. Cultural Cousins situates 10 artists of Philippine and Latin descent, to lay out their personal histories alongside one another in a space decorated to resemble a sala, establishing that we are family. The show features elements of photography, painting, mixed media, and sculpture, which contribute to the navigation of cultural identity and personal histories. These artists represent a small fragment of myriad experiences and narratives of the Latinx and Filipinx diaspora.

Cultural Cousins: a show of Latinx and Filipinx artists is curated by Jeanne F. Jalandoni and features the work of:
Max Sarmiento
Emma Noelle Buhain
Maria Liebana
Jeanne F. Jalandoni
Emely Francesca Perez
Karl Orozco
Manuela Gonzalez
Donnabelle Casis
Jeannette Rodríguez-Píneda
Maia Cruz Palileo

About the Curator
Jeanne F. Jalandoni is a NYC-based artist. She mainly works in oil paint and textiles. Jalandoni recieved her BFA at New York University in 2015. Recent group exhibitions include Super Sarap (curated by Patricia Cariño Valez; affiliated with Erica Broussard Gallery) at Asia Society Texas Center (Houston, TX; 2019); The First Picture of You, 1990 (curated by Jeanne F. Jalandoni and organized by Dogeaters art collective) at the Philippine Center (New York, NY; 2019). Solo exhibitions include Bicultural Identities & Histories at the Little Underground Gallery (New York, NY; 2018), and Jeanne Jalandoni: The Next Generation at the Berkshire Art Museum (North Adams, MA; 2018). Jalandoni is a grant recipient of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Creative Engagement Award (2019), and a 2019 Real Art Ways Award recipient. Jalandoni will have a solo exhibition with Real Art Ways in October 2019. In 2018, Jalandoni was an artist-in-residence at 36 Chase and Barns (North Adams, MA).

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Banner images, left to right: Emma Noelle Buhain (detail), Max Sarmiento, Emely Francesca Perez (detail).

Cultural Cousins: a show of Latinx and Filipinx artists is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.


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