How Grindr sunset profiles swiped into a queer community-based art initiative

What started as two separate projects by artists Czar Kristoff and Zeus Bascon became a community coming-together, a safe space, and possibly, an intervention

The man reviving the century-old art of street box camera photography

Can you believe photographer Jovel Lorenzo took these black-and-white photos in the last two years with a camera he built himself?

Pio Abad’s latest exhibit reveals the ugliness behind the beauty of martial law

The London-based Filipino artist returns to talks about navigating the cognitive dissonance of our fraught understanding of history

Relearning one’s sense of place with filmmaker Shireen Seno

The filmmaker shares her path to self-discovery through learning about the in-betweens of being Filipino.

Jessica Dorizac’s many-layered paper pieces and the patterns they won’t give away

“My experimentation with shapes and forms has become more intense and layered, reflective of the environment and probably my own mental scape,” the artist says of her geometric works that resist pattern-finding

Marita Ganse’s art quilts are all about memories

Model Marita Fe Ganse talks about the art of quilting, her time as a furrier, and finding joy in a slow process

actress dexter doria on set of her new online web series didiserye
Dexter Doria is tired of seeing martial law misinformation online so she made this series

The actress wants to debunk historical revisionism while making complex theories digestible for everyone through her educational series “Didiserye”

woldy reyes laying in the grass at fort green park in brooklyn with a baked good on a picnic cloth
The queer Filipino-American chef keeping kamayan alive—and meat-free—in New York

How chef Woldy Reyes went from questioning caldereta to championing the communal way of eating with bare hands, kamayan, in New York

The many uses of plants, according to an artist whose studio is an indoor garden—sort of

Bacolod-based artist Kris Ardeña doesn’t consider himself a plant collector. For him, there’s more to letting them thrive in his space than a passive hobby

What’s making this all-around creative happy? Her dogs Calcifer and Stoya—and *lots* of wine

“What’s making us happy” is our weekly list of things we are drooling over or…