ME in a(ME)rica

Root Devision, San Francisco, CA | July 2023 | Curated by Jusun Seo of WE DA PEPO (with Open Call)

WE DA PEPO’s discussion begins with the question “What place do I occupy in America?” A question which is often proliferated in mainstream media with manufactured labels, propaganda structures, and fragmented histories. Our collective emerges from the re-examination of our identities and roles within this rhetoric. This collaboration led us to explore the cultural myths and truths in our own journey as immigrants and to deconstruct the oversimplified categorizations and labels imposed upon us. Especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, where many spectacles of culture merge, it is important for us and participating artists to show our work in the location.