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Cian Dayrit

Born in 1989, Manila, Philippines


Working in painting, sculpture and installation, Cian Dayrit’s practice explores colonialism and ethnography, history and archaeology. Born to a middle-class family in Manila, Dayrit’s works, as well as his socially-engaged and community-based projects, address struggles and oppression that are normalised as a systematic imbalance within a society that holds a colonial past. His mixed-media, cartographic, or counter-cartographic works, made with textile, embroidery and collage, propose a challen...Read more