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Mariquita “Micki” Davis is a CHamoru multimedia artist and educator living in Los Angeles. She currently leads and co-curates Pasifika Transmissions through the Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum of Long Beach, programs for the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and is a mentor for Armed with a Camera Fellowship at Visual Communications.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS

2020        “Gapotulu as Portal”. http://fg-ce.info

2018         Instagram Artists-in-Residence, Art in Hawaii

2017         DRIVE, SHIFT, MOVE OVER, Best Practice,
                  Helmuth Projects, San Diego

2011         CLOSE OF DAY, Visual Arts Gallery, UC San Diego

2010        Ramble on the Upslope / Ramble on the Downslope
                Gravity and Trajectory, Volume 2

2009       We hate the sound of our voices, Visual Arts Gallery
                 University of California, San Diego, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES / SCREENINGS

2020      The 2020 Awakening. For Freedoms 

                ʻO le ūa na fua mai Manuʻa. UNSW Galleries,
                University of South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2019       AM/NESIA: The Forgotten Archipelagos of Oceania.
               Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.

                Transit and Returns. Vancouver Art Gallery, BC, Canada

                Carrying the Pacific: Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenthood.
                Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

                Where We Stand. A Stage of Our Own,
                James R. Armstrong Theater, Torrance, CA

2018        Unity. A Stage of Our Own,
                Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA

2017        Island Hopping. Kaua’i and Maui, HI

                Unbounded. A Stage of Our Own,
                Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA

2016       Festival of the Pacific Arts Literary Arts
                Delegate Readings. Hall of Governors
               (Adelup), Guam. Film Screenings,
                Guam Museum

                DashTravlr. Dashboard Blog

                Home La / Rose Hill. Los Angeles, CA

2015        I-Moving Lab . University of California, Los Angeles   

                Dixie Overland Highway. Dashboard, Atlanta, GA

                Exploring Engagement: Oceanic Horizons.
                 Oceanside Museum of Art, CA

                The Ramble on The Range. Saguache, CO

               PIKO: Pacific Islander Contemporary Art.
               Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

2014      Woodstock Film Festival, NY (Premiere)

                Sketches from California. FJORD, Philadelphia, PA

                The Peter Prescription. The Smile Face Museum,                                   Brooklyn, New York

                At Sixes and Sevens. Pieter, Los Angeles

                Operatic Gesture: Beautiful Madness.
                Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA

2013       Seattle Asian American Film Festival. Seattle, WA

2012       Focus on Pacific Islander Contemporary Film and                                 Performance. Harris Gallery, University of La Verne,
                La Verne, CA

                Immigrant/Emigrant. Angels Gate Cultural Center,
                San Pedro, CA
 
               Salon Series. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA

               There Goes the Neighborhood. San Diego, CA

2011       Gravity and Trajectory. Double Break, San Diego

                Grey Market. Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

               SLIDEPROJECTOR. Agitprop Space, San Diego

               N7442.2. Visual Arts Gallery, University of California,
               San Diego

               Archive Fever. University Art Gallery,
               University of California, San Diego

2010       Howl. University Art Gallery, University of California,
                San Diego 2010

                Hippopotamus. Visual Arts Gallery, University of California, San Diego

                There Goes the Neighborhood. San Diego, CA 

2009      The Dark Tower. Compactspace, Los Angeles, CA

                 AUX Experimental Arts and Music Festival. Athens, GA

2008       Future Heat. Show Cave Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007       Open Engagement: Art After Aesthetic Distance. The University of Regina, SK, Canada

                 Double Bounce. Ephemeroptera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006       Make it Happen 06’. Fifth Parallel Gallery, University of Regina, SK, Canada 2006       
               
                 Come Together. The Kitchen, New York, NY

2005       I Heart Net Art. Ideas for Creative Exploration, Athens, GA



PUBLISHED WRITINGS AND WORKS


2019        “Close of Day”.   Teaching Oceania Series,
                  Oceanic Arts: Continuity and Innovation; Volume 4
                  Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i,                     Mānoa

2018        Featured Artist, The Contemporary Pacific.
                  Volume 30, Number 2; University of Hawai’i Press

2017        “A Home in the Green”. Kinalamten Gi Pasifiku:
                  Insights from Oceania; Ta Tuge’ Mo’Na Publications

2014        “Road Map of Guam”. this must be the place.
                 The St. Claire, Issue XVI

2012        “Close of Day”. One Archipelego, Many Stories:
                 Recent History Marianas History Conference, Saipan.

REVIEWS/MENTIONS

Moana Nepia “About the Artist”. The Contemporary Pacific. Volume 30, Number 2; University of Hawai’i Press 2018

Michelle Erai, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, and Moana Nepia “PIKO: Pacific Islander Contemporary Art Exhibition”. Amerasia Journal: 2015, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 67-80

Nathalie Johnston “Highlights from the Inaugural Honolulu Biennial”. ArtAsiaPacific: May 2, 2017

Leuli Eshrāghi “He mau mana‘o no ko Honolulu Hō‘ike‘ike Hana No‘eau o nā Lua Makahiki: Thoughts on the Honolulu Biennial”. The Pantographic Punch: May 1, 2017

Johanna Salis “FestPac Day 5: Unexpected Islanders”. The Guam Daily Post May 27,2016

Samantha Nicole Grenier Reviews “Ramble on the Upslope/Ramble on the Downslope”. The Art Book Review: February 5, 2014


MARIQUITA MICKI DAVIS
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