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Manila envelopes on Mat Board


24 x 36"



Born in Quezon City, Philippines, Mic Diño Boekelmann was uprooted and replanted in Germany, Israel and finally the US, where she received a BA from UC Berkeley. She is inspired by the vibrancy and strength of the Filipino culture and uses Abacá and its iterations to celebrate her multi-layered experiences. Her visuals incorporate the Manila envelope, which was originally made from Manila hemp or abacá. This was inspired by her mother’s memories of growing up in Bicol where she saw workers process abacá fibers. Her work has been shown at the Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, Phillips Mill, Trenton City Museum and Sardenhaus Munich. Mic is a recipient of the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program and Creative Capital Professional Development Program and her works are part of the permanent Campus Collection at Princeton University. As an educator, incubator and facilitator, she co-leads PAD (Princeton Artist Directory) and NExSE (Northeast by Southeast - a Filipino American Artist Collective). Mic lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey where she runs The Orange Door an artist-run space for exhibitions, panel discussions and artist retreats.

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Mic Diño Boekelmann

Mic Diño Boekelmann

Filipino American artist Mic Diño Boekelmann, was born in Quezon City, Philippines, and raised in Germany, Israel and the US. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and is the founder of The Orange Door, a multifunctional contemporary art space in Princeton, New Jersey.   Boekelmann’s visuals incorporate the Manila envelope. Her work has been shown at the Filipino American Contemporary Art exhibit at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA, the NARS Foundation on Governors Island, Princeton University, Salmagundi Club, Allied Artists of America, Princeton Public Library, and the Trenton City Museum and is included in the permanent collection at Princeton University.   She was awarded the Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, the Chautauqua Visual Arts Residency, the NYFA Immigrant Artist Program and is a founding member of NExSE, a Filipino American artist collective, and the ERL Collective, emerging residency leaders developing nurturing systems for BIPOC artists. Boekelmann lives and works in…
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