Opening reception July 13th, 6 - 8PM.
Fertility Flowers is an interactive installation of glass, scent and video that explores the origins and mythologies of several flowers that are native to the artist’s home country of the Philippines. It explores the intersection of feminism and the ecological crisis through a decolonized lens and relates this to the injustices against the female body, centering on the experience of immigrants and women of color. The end goal of this project is to raise awareness on the issues surrounding fertility and reproductive health for women and the oppressive history of the myths of the flowers featured in this project.
Christina Poblador was born in the Philippines where she received her BFA in Studio Arts before becoming one of her country’s first few artists to pursue glass. In 2015, she obtained her MFA in Glass at the Rhode Island School of Design where she was the President’s Scholar for two years. She is an artist and a feminist exploring the art of glass blowing, performance and scent in contemporary art. Her work interprets autochthonous narratives from Philippine history and culture, shaping them into conceptual creations that reflect her love for nature and her unique, cross-cultural, personal experience.
Her work has been exhibited extensively at the Yangon Secretariat Building in Myanmar; The Knockdown Center, New York; The Clio Art Fair, New York; Islip Art Museum, New York; Cemeti Art House, Indonesia; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok; MuseumAtelierhaus Mengerzeile,Berlin; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Fine Art Museum of Hanoi, Vietnam; Lopez Memorial Museum and Library, Manila; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines; The National Museum of the Filipino People, Manila; The Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila. She has completed residencies at the Wassaic Project, The Hambidge Center MASS MoCa, La Fragua and the Cité International des Arts in Paris.
She won the Philippine Artist in Residency Prize of Alliance Française de Manille in 2013 and was a finalist for the Ateneo Art Awards for two years. She has completed a mentorship for Immigrant Artists at the New York Foundation of the Arts. Currently she is based in New York where she continues to create new and exciting work.
- July 13th – September 2nd, 2022
LocationAgnes Varis Art Center
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217