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“Azia Kalaw-Dacpano is a multidisciplinary lens based artist in Toronto, Ontario. As a second-generation Filipino, she documents her experience within a diaspora and what it means to be reconnected to the motherland. ”

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Azia Kalaw-Dacpano (b. 1999, Toronto, Ontario) is a second-generation Filipino artist based in Toronto. An emphasis on the intimacy of relationships (ie. platonic, familial, romantic) is the motivation for her work. Her primary practice is documentary photography with a background in video work, installation and textiles.Her recent work, "Mending ng Angkan" explores her experience within the Filipino diaspora. Tradition and culture play a big role within the work, creating connections to her heritage.
OCAD U - Faculty of Art
Major In progress, 2022

Photography Analogue Photography Videography Installation Textile Sculpture

2022, GradEx 107
OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street
2022, Blueprint for a Collective Home
Great Hall, OCAD University
2022, Navigating Identity in the Asian Diaspora
Ada Slaight Gallery
2019, Public Display of Art
Citadel + Compagnie
2018, Public Display of Art
Citadel + Compagnie
2017, Flash Forward Incubator Program 2017: Habitat Transformation
Gardiner Museum
2017, Transformation
Artisans at Work Gallery
2017, Media Arts Award (Top student of the graduating year in the Media Arts program)
Rosedale Heights School of the Arts
2016, Above Ground Material Award (Top student in the Grade 11 Visual Arts program)
Rosedale Heights School of the Arts