Beatrice Glow

October 27th, 2014 New York City

Beatrice Glow’s lecture-performance spotlighted two projects: “Taparaco Myth” (2009), a two-year auto-ethnographic performance in Peru that retraced coolie geography and the usages of the word “chino, china,” across Central and South America while exploring rural Latin Asian/Americas’ fluid diasporic role in the western hemisphere; and “Chasing Blue Marlin”, which traversed the transpacific space that prehistorically links Asia to the Americas through the Austronesians that pioneered the Pacific over six millennia, as well as underwater biotic connections while thinking through colonial residues.

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Bio – Beatrice Glow (New York)
Beatrice Glow (b. 1986) merges socially-engaged art and autoethnography. She holds a Studio Art BFA from New York University. As a Fulbright Scholar to Perú (2008) researching Asian Diaspora, she published Taparaco Myth in English, Spanish and Chinese, performed at Bienal DEFORMES 2008 of Chile, and exhibited Migratory Museum in Universidad Nacional de San Marcos (PE), Universidad Católica de Peru, Centro Cultural El Eje (CO), Museo de Bellas Artes de la Universidad Nacional (CO) and Enlace Arte Contemporáneo (PE). In New York, she has performed at El Museo del Barrio and created the Aquarium from Austronesia site-responsive installation on the Lilac Steamship Museum. She was the 2012 Emerging Artist Fellow at the Hemispheric Institute, and is currently a Hemispheric Institute Council Member as well as Visiting Scholar at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. She participates in John Zorn’s Obsessions Collective and is a Franklin Furnace Fund Recipient to create the Floating Library (2013-2014). She traces ancestry to Little Canoe/Bangka and Success/Chenggong.

Beatrice Glow, Taparaco Myth, Kite Flyer, 2009, Digital Photography, Photo by Fernando Castro Villarreal