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recent and current arts research and development, installation, and curatorial projects (page under maintenance, more to be added soon)



a multi-disciplinary research and development project encompassing themes of returning, post-coloniality, dreaming true, telepathic communion, ancestral theories, intergenerational trauma, and weaving.

return etc.

text, performance, sound piece

process based text experiment which involves continually re-reading, extracting and reconstructing Hélène Cixous’ book Philippines, to approach the text through dialogue. Return etc. begins to form a retelling of my own experience reading her text; entering into dialogue using the author’s words to form my own.

extracts performed at Where I’m Coming From, Radio Platfform / Wales Millenium Centre, and for Wales Arts Review’s Digithon festival.

tiny bubbles in the wine

artist moving image, text

association-based writing and collaged film exploring how trauma is told through Filipino traditions of oral history and secrets. the film explores how repetition of ‘signs’ can unlock the untold - through intuitive links between the mother’s story, cultural traditions and David Medalla’s Cloud Canyons.

exhibited at SHIFT and g39. available to watch at HOAX

to make philippines novella

text - novella in development, supported by Literature Wales’ New Writers Mentoring and Bursary 2020

written through a process of constraint in which the next section can only be written once it has been dreamed - in lieu of a tradition rooted in certain islands of the Philippines.

‘To Make Philippines is an evocation; a journey through associations that flits between the intertwined memories of three generations. In this surreal autofictive work, loose threads are left for the narrator to follow, as she weaves together stories told and secrets revealed by her mother and lola in order to connect with her distant Filipino heritage.

Beginning with the adoption of a shared name, Pineda, passageways begin to emerge for the narrator. From here, she traverses dreams, collective trauma and reverie in a mystical montage that always returns back to herself. Spanning themes of migration, seperation, semiotics, oral histories and traditions, To Make Philippines is a communion across generations.’


artist moving image, wood craft, performance, installation

as a result of the above r&d, I am now developing a collaborative work with artist Beau W Beakhouse. Sungka will involve the crafting of a traditional Filipino boardgame known for ‘future-telling’, and use this to silently communicate through the playing; and film, spoken word and a performance is being developed around this.


2019 - ongoing

html web experiment, highbalcony.com

web experiment in collaboration with Beau W Beakhouse. a playground and test site for html/css design, webpage-based art works, collaborative online practice, and new/retro forms of communication.


july 2019

residency, performance, curation, prints, artist intervention

the WARP Library dialogue was an arts symposium as part of a library residency at g39, considering the importance of archives and the implications of the self-defined ‘artist resource’.

Sadia Pineda Hameed curated a group of 6 artists/ social practitioners/ academics to give performative presentations on archives and the arts - from lost libraries in Iraq, to imagined planets undergoing colonialism, the artists each presented their thoughts that were situated in dialogue with the space itself.

a film of the dialogue was produced, as well as prints (designed using pixel-archiving and catagorising software) that were left in the library to become part of the collection. a web resource was also created, applying R. S. Ranganathan’s Library Laws to the artist resource, which can be accessed on high balcony com.

the residency was the basis for the paper ‘Dis/Establishing the Archive’, presented at the Archiving Gender symposium at Cardiff University.

speakers: Sarah Younan, Rabab Ghazoul, Adeola Dewis, Radha Patel, Beau W Beakhouse, Sadia Pineda Hameed.

WARP library residency supported by g39


arts writing, found object, artist intervention

as part of the internship at g39, Sadia Pineda Hameed wrote the WARP e-bulletin notes from April - September 2019. These ‘devolved’ into arts writing and text art which interacted with and held sincere dialogues with the reader. this, as well as the dialogue event, culminated in a ‘sign’ being left in the WARP Library space as a ‘signal of someone having been there before you’, a welcoming to cross over thresholds of an institutional space, and a reminder that real communication can exist even within the institution.


march 2019

Communion is the 4th exhibition curated by myself and Beau W Beakhouse, through our curatorial practice with LUMIN.

bringing together three BAME-led arts collectives in Cardiff (Where I’m Coming From open mic, Gentle/Radical and LUMIN); Communion explored allyship, belonging, communication, spirituality, creativity, and finding ‘place’ for socially-led arts groups in the contemporary and visual arts scene.


Communion was curated by LUMIN but was equally a showcase by each collective. At the event, LUMIN launched LUMIN Journal 2, Where I’m Coming From launched the date for their forthcoming anniversary festival, and Gentle Radical both closed the first phase of A New Mecca and launched their new project Decolonising Faith.

myself and Beau provided 1-1 mentorship with artists, curated collaborated on several pieces and performances, and created all additional materials including poster design. 

Curatorial residency supported by SHIFT, Cardiff

write fifty words

installation; paper pads, pens, fifty 1p coins

based on Vladmir Zykov’s process experiment from the 2000s; paying contributors an arbitrary fee (1p) and permission to cite a ‘paid commission by LUMIN’ on their artist portfolios - in exchange for fifty words.