APAture 2017 General Planning Committee


Diana Li (APAture coordinator) Film, Visual Arts

Diana is a video artist and arts organizer. Born and raised in the United States to Chinese parents who were born and raised in Peru, she channels her mixed diasporic background into her artistic practice, experimenting with technology as a means to disOrient intergenerational transmissions of memory and knowledge. Diana recently received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute and has worked with organizations like the Center for Asian American Media, the Asian American Women Artists Association, Kearny Street Workshop and SoMapagmahal. www.dianartist.com   


Kimberley Arteche | PErforming Arts, Visual Arts

Recipe on how live your best life: Go to Jollibee, order a Chicken Joy with Rice. Rip the chicken skin off, fold it in half like a taco. Fill it with rice. Dip in gravy and enjoy. Kimberley is an educator and interdisciplinary artist working in photography, installation, social practice and performance. www.kimarteche.com

Anthony Bongco | Music, Performing Arts

Anth is a Pilipino-American  photographer, community arts organizer, part time poet and SoMA Pilipinas neighborhood advocate. His work has been featured in Trial, the latest issue of Maganda Magazine  . As a hxstorian, he likes to photograph around the Bay Area and Santa Cruz County.  

Francis Calimlim | Visual Arts

Francis Calimlim is a San Francisco based mixed media artist. His work explores subjectivity in Filipino-American diaspora, community, and (neo/post)colonial symptoms.


Kazumi chin | literary arts

Kazumi is the author of Having a Coke With Godzilla. He works to build loving communities with marginalized people, to put language to the mechanisms of structures and identities, and to create spaces and tools that allow others to do the same. He is interested in scholarship at the intersection of art-making and critical theory, and has a profound love for maps, spreadsheets, algorithms, taxonomies, simulations, and also poetry & the mythical power of true friendship.

Dara Del rosario | social media

Czarina Garcia | Film

Czarina is a Manila-born photographer and videographer residing in the Bay Area. She loves all things film, food and is a self-confessed K-drama junkie. She graduated from De La Salle University-Manila, majoring in Communication Arts.


Hieu gray | film

Hieu is a poet and filmmaker with an MFA from New York University.  Her digital poetry film series Moving Words Project (movingwordsproject.com) focuses on breaking the boundaries between film and poetry.  In a past life, she was an award-winning senior producer at CNN.

tina kashiwagi | film

Tina Michiko Kashiwagi is an interdisciplinary artist residing in Oakland, California. Her practice ranges from painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and new media. Kashiwagi received her BFA in Art Education at San Francisco State University. 

shelley kuang | performing arts

Shelley can typically be found with a pastry in hand, planning and organizing, telling bad puns, or dancing. Born and raised in San Francisco, 64 degrees with overcast is her ideal weather. [currently feeling: Venezuela Trains - Ravyn Lenae]


michelle lin | literary arts

Michelle Lin is a poet, community arts organizer, Kundiman fellow, and author of A House Made of Water (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017), a lyrical examination of Asian American identity, gender and sisterhood, and survival from trauma. Visit her website at michellelinpoet.wordpress.com.

marjerrie masicat | book arts

Marjerrie Salle Masicat is a Filipino-American graphic designer, maker, and poet from Los Angeles. Despite her many allergies to animals and their dander, she will never hesitate to pet and cuddle her friends’ cats/dogs.

r.l. muas | book arts, visual arts

R.L. Muas is a queer Hmong femme, multidisciplinary artist, and retired academic residing in Ohlone land. Their projects are concerned with the visceral responses stimulated by digital culture and aesthetics, and its relationship to capitalism, power, and IRL curated violence. For current projects visit: www.rlmuas.com  


michael nicer | Music

lisa pradhan | Performing arts

Lisa Pradhan is a first-generation Newari-American, multi-media artist and writer. Currently, Lisa is exploring identity-based art rooted in the Nepalese-American Diaspora through mediums such as site specific performance, video, installation, writing and sound based work, as well as supporting community spaces.

mallika roy | book arts

As the daughter of Indian immigrant parents, Mallika grew up in Chicago with her brother. She received her undergraduate degree in International Studies with a minor in Urban Studies at University of Michigan. After living and working in Detroit for two years, she moved to the Bay Area in 2015. She's currently taking time to build out personal projects and her portfolio, consisting of graphic and web design, jewelry, embroidery, archiving, and more.