Frank-Ratchye Project Space - Angela Buencamino Phung

Image: Malina Abella Salud (excerpts), 2020, artist’s original text xeroxed, 8 x 10 in

The Frank-Ratchye Project Space presents Malina Abella Salud, a new body of work by Studio Artist Angela Buencamino Phung. Wading through a deep well of re-adaptation, self-evaluation and healing, Phung has created a beautiful compilation of visual and written work, bound together into a book, and brought to life through movement and performance. Inspired by poet Ocean Vuong, she mines the perennial power of being and art making to heal intergenerational traumas and tend to her community. Phung uses evocative texts and xeroxed archival familial photos to traverse past, present and future histories, creating a sense of timelessness throughout every page. 

View her solo exhibition Malina Abella Salud on Root Division Virtual on view from December 9-22, 2020.

More about Angela Buencamino Phung:
Angela (she/ her) is an artist and educator currently based in Oakland CA/Ohlone Land, and was born and raised in Sacramento/Nisenan Land. She creates art through writing, installation, textile, performance, and digital media. Phung’s interdisciplinary practice is grounded in a persistent curiosity about the potential of a collective imagination. Rejecting the notion of monolithic hxstory and disrupting Eurocentric knowledge through projects that center silences and invisibilities that are local, global, personal, and familial. Many of her projects take the form of alternative archives, ancestral or embodied knowledge and recasted narratives. 
The Frank-Ratchye Studio Artist Project Space provides a gallery for Root Division artists to connect and engage in dialogue around the work being made on site, and to exhibit their art to the public. The Project Space is located on our rear mezzanine, and is free and open to the public during gallery hours in conjunction with the current exhibition. This space is made possible with the generous support of Ed Frank and Sarah Ratchye.