Photo by Taylor Blackley / 10b Projects

Lani Asunción

BCA Studio Resident | Artist of Lani Asunción: Duty-free Paradise

Lani Asunción is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist who makes socially engaged work that uses transmedia storytelling through new media technologies and immersive digital environments. Asuncion creates a visual language guided by historical research, community engagement, and experimental ritualized performance connected to their identity as a queer multiracial Filipinx-American. They use new media to encourage conversations that magnify connections to facilitate healing in the face of cultural violence, oppression, and ancestral intergenerational trauma narratives. Asunción has been awarded the Kala Fellowship, Future Frequencies Fellowship at MassMoCA Studios, and NEFA Public Art for Spatial Justice Grant. They are founder and Creative Director of Digital Soup, a Boston based queer BIPOC multimedia arts collective.