Handmade Recycled Paper
Hole in the Wall Intervention (studio installation), 2018, plastic butter compartment door, plywood, drywall, flashlight, Styrofoam, plastic fern, clothespins, thumbtack, frog tape, motor, Arduino, battery, dimensions variable
Works created in residency on Governors Island, NY as a part of “Life on an Island / CYCLE 3 \ s.o.s.”, a group exhibition featuring work by eight MFA Fine Arts alumni and one artist collective, curated by MFA Fine Arts faculty member, staff member and alumnus Alison Kuo. These works explore disposable plastic culture, while considering the vulnerability of our environment.
“Born to be Bored” responds satirically to an ever increasing boring experienced by modern society; a hole, an emptying, a longing. It is a negotiation of nostalgic and sterile definitions of ‘American-ness’ as they relate to the current socio-political climate. Whether looking backward or forward, “Born to be Bored” encourages a look around, a look through; a time for reflection on how we as individuals and as a society affect each other and our environments.
Video documentation of “Valencia,” a site-specific installation, Metal pipe, metal grate, metal scraps, plastic bags, approx. 7 x 4 ft
YES Resort A job resort in a near future reality of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The revitalized city looks to progressive values such as sustainability and economic empowerment to promote productive fun. At the YES Resort, jobs are the respite that the many unemployed or underemployed citizens of US Land seek. The resort feeds on collective sentiments of nostalgia for a “golden age”, but has exacerbated isolation in the name of specificity and individualism.
“Objects for an artificial space” brings objects and ideas from Filipino-american cultural and religious rituals to the ever-growing spaces of the religiously unaffiliated, called “nones”. Decontextualized, remixed, and fragile, these objects and ideas negotiate cultural hybridity.
In “world of the thingamabobs,” trash and found materials are playfully transformed into dark creatures of a fantastical space.
Regina Viqueira (she/they) is a NJ-based artist, educator, and co-founder of With Intentions Holistic Studio, a loving space for community to raise vibrations through holistic and creative practices. In Regina’s art and social practice, she explores art as energy healing and play as art. She is interested in aggrandizing the ubiquitous. As an educator, she is passionate about challenging a singular ethos of contemporary art by celebrating a spectrum of cultural contexts.
Regina Viqueira holds an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York, NY and a BA in Studio Art and Peace and Conflict Studies from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She has exhibited work at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, El Museo del Barrio in New York City, and PULSE Art Fair in Miami, among other spaces.
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