Appendix Collective: </3


by Appendix Collective 

Gallery Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018; 6:30 - 8:30 PM (artists in attendance)

On view in the Center's first floor gallery May 1 - 31, 2018 

Exhibition presented by the SF LGBT Center and Queer Cultural Center and as part of the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s United States of Asian America Festival 2018: Regenerative Community</3  is on view at the SF LGBT Center’s Art Gallery May 1-31, 2018. The Center is located at 1800 Market Street in San Francisco and is open Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm. 

Appendix Collective presents </3 from May 1-31, 2018, as part of Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center’s United States of Asian America Festival 2018: Regenerative Community and with community partners SF LGBT Center and Queer Cultural Center.

Through a timely curation of individual and collaborative works, </3 provides a space specific to the experiences of Asian Pacific Islander (API) womxn and GNC, queer and allied artists who pull from their experiences of resistance and healing to address, navigate and interrogate heteropatriarchal and homonormative forms of unspoken heartache, care and representation. Appendix intends to explore what this racialized and gendered political atmosphere means for API millennials while reflecting on their own experiences as individuals and as a collective.

This biennial exhibition intends to explore the intersections of </3: how the text emoticon is part of an alternative language production that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries, how it builds space via visual technology to assuage the heartbreak of transnational existence, and how its inarticulable affective connotations relate to resistance, healing and regenerative practices.


Appendix is a growing collective of multi-ethnic API womxn and GNC, queer and allied artists whose practices in the Bay Area work to reclaim personal, intimate and diasporic narratives of intergenerational memory, healing, and trauma. Formed in 2016, through an eponymous exhibition at the Pacific Heritage Museum, Appendix artists draw from a wide variety of 2D, 3D, experimental, and digital media, as well as conceptual frameworks, such as Asian Futurism, Fluxus, and autoethnographic modalities. Folx in the collective blend together art, education, and organizing, with the goal of creating cultural change through tender moments of healing.

In community, Appendix members organize with Kearny Street Workshop’s APAture, the Asian American Women Artists Association, the Asian Art Museum through producing community art, and SoMapagmahal Photography Mxntorship Program, an arts program for youth of color in South of Market’s Galing Bata Afterschool Program at Bessie Carmichael Filipino Education Center Pre K-8.




Lisa Pradhan, Mariela Montero, Erina C Alejo, Marlene Iyemura, Diana Li, Mallika Roy, Shelley Kuang, and Dorothy Lee (closing event only)