Nica Aquino is a multidisciplinary artist, analog photographer & educator originally from Los Angeles, California.
Aquino holds a BFA in Photography from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and an MA in Visual Culture from the School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, United Kingdom.
Her work reveals place, identity, diaspora and the cross-cultural experience through a photographic lens and a variety of mixed medias. Via photography, viewers see through the eyes of a first generation Ilokana-American trying to navigate North American culture and drawing inspiration from the people and places around her, exploring the commonality of diverse immigrant diasporas and communities in the US and beyond.
Aquino has been working in non-profit organizations since 2015. She is now residing in Northeast Los Angeles, where she is an art educator for Center for the Arts Eagle Rock's art program, Imagine Studio. She works with predominantly POC students of Title 1 status and is excited to share art with the kids in her community.
5th - 12th May
Opening 5th May, 7PM-10PM.
"and/or art show” was inspired by the dialectical experience that is being mixed race. It features LA artists and performers from various backgrounds. “and/or” will run from May 5th - May 12th 2018 with an opening reception Saturday May 5th at 7PM. It explores the space in-between cultures. Tension and harmony exist together in the art works that are being shown through the use of different textures and bright colors. Our intention is to highlight voices of people of color while also generating a common ground. We encourage discussion around issues of race and identity.
Performances during the opening reception will include stand-up comedy by Heather Dragulescu, contemporary dance by Tina Ford, an acoustic set by musician Danielle Clement, and a live hip-hop theatre piece by Andrew “Figgy Baby” Figueroa.
Official Artist List:
Austyn de Lugo
About The Deep End Club: Established in 2013, The Deep End Club is a Community Clubhouse and Online Shop founded by drummer and activist Tennessee Thomas as hub for artists and activists to work together to find creative solutions to the world’s problems. The Deep End Club was born out of the Occupy Wall Street and continues to grow alongside evolving movements committed to meaningful change.
Deep End Club - Echo Park
1546 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90026
19th - 31st May
Opening 19th May, 7PM - 10PM
In honor of the Asian American Heritage month of May, Asia Photo Review has partnered with Nous Tous Gallery to bring you Dépaysement. A photography exhibition with work from over 30 international and award winning photographers showcased from May 19th until the end of the month.
Dépaysement, a french word meaning the feeling one gets from not being in one’s own country, of being a foreigner. The work presents the theme of identity and culture. What it’s like to grow up on the border of two cultures, hearing about a home most have never been to or being a foreigner to a country.
Join us for our opening night event as we present these photographers' projects in print and digital projection.
Asia Photo Review is a community to showcase the best photography being produced from Asia and Asian photographers around the world. Our goals are to promote honest reflection of these countries and the stories the inhabitants have to tell. asiaphotoreview.com
Nous Tous is an artist run gallery and community space that supports emerging talent and serves as a platform for cultural exchange, and dialogue.
The gallery is supported by Citizens Of Culture, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that uses arts programs to develop critical thinking and emotional intelligence. noustous.co
Nous Tous Gallery - Chinatown
454b Jung Jing Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012