Growing up in Maryland, cultural worker and interdisciplinary artist Kimberley Acebo Arteche didn’t see a lot of other Filipinos in the predominately white schools she attended. Traditional values were passed down from her family, but there weren’t a lot of other resources to help Kim learn more about her heritage.
While studying art at San Francisco State, Kim explored the impact of colonialism on self-identity, and she found art as a way to reconnect herself to the indigenous Filipino traditions she and many other Filipino Americans have been separated from. Kim’s work is currently being featured in the new KulArts exhibition Post-Colonial Survival Kit.
You can catch Kim’s work this Friday at the closing reception of the Post-Colonial Survival Kit exhibition happening at the Luggage Store Gallery in San Francisco.