Awarded a 2009-2010 DePaul University Humanities Fellowship
War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art
I am currently working with Wei Ming Dariotis, Assistant Professor Asian American Studies San Francisco State University, on a book project and an exhibition on mixed race Asian American art. The show is scheduled to open at the DePaul Art Museum Spring 2011 and the Wing Luke Asian Museum Feb-July, 2012. Description: War Baby |Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art investigates the construction of mixed race/mixed heritage Asian American (or, controversially, "Hapa") identity in the United States. As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age in an era of “optional identity,” War Baby |Love Child examines how, or even if, mixed Asian Americans are addressing their hybrid identities in their artwork.
Artists: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Amanda Ross-Ho, Camille and Jenifer Wofford, Debra Yepa-Pappan.
Each year the Humanities Center supports a group of DePaul faculty with Faculty Fellowships. These fellowships provide partial reductions in teaching load and an undergraduate research assistant. Fellows engage in rich interdisciplinary conversations throughout the year, and work with the Center to plan a program that connects their work to the broader community.
Artist Amanda Ross-Ho in her Los Angeles studio. I interviewed her back in Feb 2009 for this project.Artist Debra Yeppa-Pappan and my co-curator Wei Ming Dariotis in Chicago 10/25/09