AAAinA 15th Anniversary Benefit Dinner

May 3, 2024 – May 3, 2024
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asia Art Archive in America

23 Cranberry St. Brooklyn, NY

We’re thrilled to share that the Benefit Dinner is now sold out. If you would like to make a donation to AAAinA, please follow this link.

Join us on Friday, May 3rd from 6-9pm for Asia Art Archive in America’s 15th Anniversary and inaugural Benefit Dinner!

On this special evening, we will gather to celebrate the artist, activist, and collaborator, Norberto Roldan. Roldan has long been a pivotal mentor figure to many generations of innovators in the Philippines and beyond. He is also known for his work as a co-founder of the longstanding nonprofit platform Green Papaya that continues to be an inspiration to creative communities all over Asia. AAA is honored to house the  archive of Green Papaya Art Projects which forms an important part of our digital research collections.

We are thrilled to share that this event, our biggest fundraiser of the year, is currently sold out, with all proceeds supporting AAAinA’s mission to enrich our understanding of the world through the collection, creation and sharing of new knowledge around recent art in and of Asia, with an emphasis on underrecognized Asian and Asian diasporic artists, art practices, and art history.

Unable to attend? Consider making a tax-deductible contribution here. A gift of any amount will go a long way in supporting our ambitious programs and goals for the year ahead.

We look forward to celebrating our 15th birthday with you!

Norberto Roldan, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Silverlens, Manila/New York.

Norberto Roldan (b. 1953, Roxas City, Philippines; lives and works in Roxas City), has been a leading figure in the artistic landscape of the Philippines for decades. His installations, assemblages and paintings of found objects, text fragments, and found images address issues surrounding everyday life, history, collective memory, and the ways in which material objects are re-appropriated in another context.

In 1986, he founded the seminal artist group Black Artists in Asia—a Philippines-based group focused on socially and politically progressive practice—and in 1990 he established VIVA EXCON (Visayas Islands Visual Arts Exhibition and Conference), the region’s longest-running biennale. Presently, he is the Artistic Director of Green Papaya Art Projects, which he co-founded in 2000. This independent artist-run initiative and alternative art space fosters collaboration and cultural exchange between artists, and remains the longest running independent and multi-disciplinary platform in the country.