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About the Artist: Mariquita "Micki" Davis

About the Artist: Mariquita "Micki" Davis M icki Davis is a Chamorro video artist based in Los Angeles who also produces digi- tal books, performances, sculptures, and gal- lery installations. After being awarded a BFA from the University of Georgia in 2006 and an MFA from the Visual Arts Department at the University of California–San Diego in 2011, she has exhibited and collaborated on projects with artist collectives, museums, and publishers including Dashboard (Atlanta, ga); The Range (Saguache, co); Oceanside Museum of Art (Oceanside, ca); and There Photo by Joanne Kim Goes the Neighborhood (San Diego, ca). For the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, Davis’s video Magellan Doesn’t Live Here followed the construction of a replica sakman (ancient Chamorro sailing vessel) in California and its journey to Guam in time for the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts. Offering insight into personal experiences of build- ers involved, including expressions of celebration and anxieties about returning home, this documentary also draws on the strength of their sea- faring traditions and connections to the land and sea that define them. Her 2011 installation Close of Day drew audiences into a more performa- tive engagement with ancestral practices and a social hour when families could reflect on past or present events http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

About the Artist: Mariquita "Micki" Davis

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 30 (2) – Aug 10, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Abstract

M icki Davis is a Chamorro video artist based in Los Angeles who also produces digi- tal books, performances, sculptures, and gal- lery installations. After being awarded a BFA from the University of Georgia in 2006 and an MFA from the Visual Arts Department at the University of California–San Diego in 2011, she has exhibited and collaborated on projects with artist collectives, museums, and publishers including Dashboard (Atlanta, ga); The Range (Saguache, co); Oceanside Museum of Art (Oceanside, ca); and There Photo by Joanne Kim Goes the Neighborhood (San Diego, ca). For the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, Davis’s video Magellan Doesn’t Live Here followed the construction of a replica sakman (ancient Chamorro sailing vessel) in California and its journey to Guam in time for the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts. Offering insight into personal experiences of build- ers involved, including expressions of celebration and anxieties about returning home, this documentary also draws on the strength of their sea- faring traditions and connections to the land and sea that define them. Her 2011 installation Close of Day drew audiences into a more performa- tive engagement with ancestral practices and a social hour when families could reflect on past or present events

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 10, 2018

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