Panel Discussion: Mixed Race Asian American Art and Identity

May 29, 6-8 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

Mixed race Asian American art and identity panel discussion with curator Laura Kina, author Camilla Fojas and artists Chris Naka and Debra Yepa-Pappan

LAURA KINA is a Vincent DePaul Associate Professor of ARt, Media and Design and a member of the Global Asian Studies program at DePaul University. She is a studio artist and the coeditor and curator of War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art.

CAMILLA FOJAS is a Vincent DePaul Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies and a member of the Global Asian Studies program at DePaul University. She is the author of many books, including “Pop Imperialism: Island Frontiers of the U.S. Imaginary.”

DEBRA YEPA-PAPPAN n is a Jemez Pueblo and Korean artist based in Chicago. Her “digital pop” artwork portrays contemporary Native people and interogates American Indian stereotypes.

Born in 1983 the video artist CHRIS NAKA is a native of Chicago. His father is sansei (third-generation) and was born in the Manzanar Relocation Center, a Japanese American internment camp. His mother is a secular European American Jew. Naka earned his BFA in 2006 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Northwestern University in 2011.

Cosponsored by the Japanese American Service Committee, DePaul’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity President’s Diversity Series, and Latin American and Latino Studies. 

 

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