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Maia Cruz Palileo on their Exhibition
Artist Maia Cruz Palileo discusses their solo exhibition at the Wattis.

Influenced by the oral history of the artist's family’s arrival to the United States from the Philippines, as well as the history between the two countries, Maia Cruz Palileo investigates larger questions pertaining to identity, history, migration, and concepts of time. Infusing narratives with both memory and imagination, Palileo translates diverse materials into a novel formal language to describe a new world of their own making.



Maia Cruz Palileo's solo exhibition Long Kwento is on view from September 14 - December 4, 2021.

Maia Cruz Palileo (b. 1979, Chicago, Illinois) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo
exhibitions include The Answer is the Waves of the Sea, Monique Meloche, Chicago; The Way
Back
, Taymour Grahne, London; Meandering Curves of a Creek, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn;
and Maia Cruz Palileo at Katzen Museum, American University, Washington, D.C. Palileo
received an MFA in sculpture from Brooklyn College, City University of New York and a BA
in studio art at Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.