Anna Bernice DELOS REYES

Anna Bernice DELOS REYES

update: 2022.7.8

Anna Bernice DELOS REYES
Other (Writer, Cultural Producer)
Institutional Recommendation Program (2022.7 - 2022.7)
Open Studio (2022.7 - 2022.7)

Born in Philippines. Lives and works in Dubai (UAE), Manila (Philippines), and Berlin (Germany). Graduated with a Double BA in Social Research Public Policy and Theater with a Minor in Contemporary Art from New York University Abu Dhabi in 2020.
She is a Filipino multidisciplinary arts and culture practitioner with projects in Dubai and Berlin. She has curated exhibitions on migration and identity politics that promote inclusivity in Dubai, and most recently writes for Vice, The National, and Global Art Daily. She works on communications and research in contemporary art with Berlin-based firm Send/Receive.

Recent activities
2022 “Living Marcos’ Martial Law Through My Parents’ Eyes,” Vice Asia, Manila *writing
2022 “Art of the Emirates Ⅱ,” Abu Dhabi Music and Art Foundation, Abu Dhabi *writing
2021 “In Response to Solastalgia,” Maisan15, Dubai *curation
2021 “After the Beep,” Satellite, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai *curation
2020 “Sa Tahanan Collective: Exhibition 01,” Warehouse 44, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai *curation
Awards and Grant
2022 Japan Foundation and Art Jameel Curatorial Exchange
2016-2020 Full Merit Scholarship, NYU Abu Dhabi

About works

Delos Reyes's background in qualitative research and training in performance art practice and theory informs the multidisciplinary nature of her current practice. In her curatorial practice, she constantly rethinks how exhibitions can be a space of discourse and generate social impact through storytelling, and how curating can be a playful and experimental practice. In her writing, she thinks about how sharing personal narratives can generate understanding and empathy. As a migrant Filipino herself, she is most interested in narratives around the migration and diaspora, and of ideas around de-Westernizing and de-colonizing the brown body. As a cultural producer and activist, she runs a Filipino art collective with artist Augustine Paredes called Sa Tahanan Co. The collective was founded in 2020 to create an inclusive platform for Filipino artists and to function as a bridge between arts institutions and Filipino talent.

In Response to Solastalgia; exhibition in Maisan15, Dubai, November 2021.
Install view. Featured artist in the image: Mays Albeik and Reem Falaknaz.
Photography by Zeashan Ashraf

Filipino Poets and Pacita Abad: Glorious and Gilded in Gold; public programming for Art Jameel, Dubai, January 2022.
Reciting poetry at the exhibition of Filipino artist Pacita Abad in Jameel Art Center, Dubai.
Photography by Augustine Paredes

Sa Tahanan Collective Exhibition 01; exhibition in Warehouse 44, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; December 2020. Co-curated with Augustine Paredes.
Install view. Featured artists: Augustine Paredes, Cholo Juan, Kimberly Elliott, Angel-O, Mox Santos, Nicolas Roa, Elle Battung
Photography by Augustine Paredes

After the Beep; exhibition in Satellite, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; August 2021. Co-curated with Sarah Daher.
Installation view. Featured artists: Sofia Basto, Solimar Miller, Rami Farook
Photography by Maria Daher