Kamustahan Art Projects

Through the art project and online space ‘Kamustahan Art Projects’, Filipino labour migrants are brought into conversation with artists, family members, activities and policy makers across the diaspora. Participants create new artworks presented through a virtual exhibition that aims to honour the contributions of Filipino workers in the time of Covid-19. 

Meet the grantees:

Nathalie Dagmang, Filipina artist-educator ©

Caloy Aurellano

Dr Deirdre McKay, Cultural geographer and educator, Keele University

Nathalie Dagmang (Marikina, Philippines)

Nathalie Dagmang is a Filipina artist who explores the intersection of art and anthropology, working closely with curators, academics, urban communities and migrant groups. She was awarded the Fernando Zóbel Prizes for Visual Art (2016) and has participated in exhibitions and artist residencies in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. 


She completed her BFA Studio Arts (major in Sculpture) and is finishing her Masters in Anthropology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She is currently teaching at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Fine Arts department. 

Dr Deirdre McKay (England, United Kingdom)

Dr Deirdre McKay is a cultural geographer and an educator of social geography and environmental politics at Keele University, United Kingdom. She authored researches on development and migration and has worked with Filipino diaspora communities in Canada, Hong Kong and London through exhibition-based projects, Curating Development/Beyond Myself, as a curator. 

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