Initial PGF Award: Undergraduate Film Scholarship, 2013
Devyn Manibo is a New Jersey born and raised, bi-coastally based interdisciplinary artist in her final year at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. She works primarily in video, movement, and multi-media installation with a basis in postcolonial studies and the realities of queer diasporic affect.
She is a militant optimist, a community organizer, and an activist through and through; she creates and collaborates as a means of cultivating space for resistance and love for and by her communities.
She has interned with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project in San Francisco, and Bitch Media in Portland, where she still contributes her written work regularly. She co-curates monthly performance salons for emerging queer artists, and has had her work screened, exhibited, and published in various venues and gallery settings, as well as in print and online publications.
She is currently working on a three channel video and performance installation entitled for the islands i’ve lost//the islands i’ve never known: imag(in)ing home in a queer diaspora – a semi-autoethnographic, magical realist, experimental narrative focusing on Filipino-American experiences of displacement, grievance, melancholia, desire, and new understandings of home, bodily haunting, and kinship.