Photo by Jeremy Villaluz
Publications / Articles
Asian Journal : Interdisciplinary artist Kimberley Arteche creates remarkable things to connect art, history and culture
Asian Diasporic Visual Culture and the Americas, Volume 1, Issue 1-2, 2015 : "Shit be Tight" by Mark Dean Johnson
Asian Journal : Bringing in a diverse assembly of next-generation Asian American and Pacific Islander artists
Center for Art & Thought : Making Cultures
Tayo Literary Magazine : Guest Interview: "Ta,Too Project" by Kimberley Arteche
Kim was born in Silver Spring, Maryland, and grew up in the DMV. She currently lives in the foggy hills of Daly City in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Kim received her BFA in Visual Arts/Photography from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and her MFA in Fine Art/Photography at San Francisco State University.
As a young Pinay growing up in the suburbs of DC, very far away from her family in Batangas, she realized that her relationship with her heritage has always been mediated by the internet. She is interested in globalism and the way that technology has brought us closer and further away from our diasporic roots. Through the lens of diaspora, Arteche’s work revolves around epistemology, acting as an interlocutor between traditional research, oral history, and Internet searches. She works in photography, installation, and social practice.
Kimberley was awarded the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards by the San Francisco Foundation in 2014, showed in Root Division's 2015 MFA Now, and was Kearny Street Workshop's 2015 APAture Featured Visual Artist. She completed her MFA in May of 2016 as San Francisco State University School of Art's Distinguished Graduate. Kim is currently teaching at Leadership High School and is Root Division's 2016-2017 Blau-Gold Teaching Fellow, teaching with San Francisco's Filipino Education Center.