Interview with Pio Abad
In this interview, artist Pio Abad discusses his solo exhibition Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite that draws from multiple histories of exile, resistance, and displacement from the ’70s and ’80s that brought Filipinos to California, home today to one of the largest diasporas of this community in the world. The newly commissioned body of work departs from narratives related to the former Filipino dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, and his infamously extravagant wife, Imelda.
Pio Abad was artist-in-resident at KADIST San Francisco from April to June 2019.
Directed by Mik Gaspay
Interview by Shona Mei Findlay
Pio Abad, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite
June 5 to August 10, 2019
KADIST San Francisco