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Xyza Bacani and Daniella Zalcman Work Featured in OSF 2017 Moving Walls Exhibit

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Ms. Feng, 41-year-old, works at a noodle factory. Her hand was injured during work. The intermediary company, which introduced her to the job in Singapore, refused to refund her. Before got injured, she only worked in Singapore for 25 days. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

Ms. Feng, 41-year-old, works at a noodle factory. Her hand was injured during work. The intermediary company, which introduced her to the job in Singapore, refused to refund her. Before got injured, she only worked in Singapore for 25 days. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2017.

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Deedee Lerat. Marieval Indian Residential School (1967–1970): “When I was 8, Mormons swept across Saskatchewan. So I was taken out of residential school and sent to a Mormon foster home for five years. I’ve been told I’m going to hell so many times and in so many ways. Now I’m just scared of God.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

Deedee Lerat. Marieval Indian Residential School (1967–1970): “When I was 8, Mormons swept across Saskatchewan. So I was taken out of residential school and sent to a Mormon foster home for five years. I’ve been told I’m going to hell so many times and in so many ways. Now I’m just scared of God.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 (All day) to Friday, July 20, 2018 (All day)
Open Society Foundations
224 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
United States

Daniella Zalcman's Signs of Your Identity and Xyza Bacani's Singapore Runaways will be featured in the Open Society Foundations' upcoming exhibition,  Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives. The exhibit will be on display from October 4, 2017, to July 20, 2018, at the Open Society Foundations' office in New York City.

Open Society Foundations is an organization that funds programs a variety of different programs across the globe. According to its site, "Here We Are brings together 10 individual and collective artists, journalists, documentarians, and advocates who engage with art and documentary practice as forms of resistance. Together they confront and challenge our understanding of past trauma, present-day realities, and future possibilities within the context of race, religion, sexuality, political and economic repression, and colonial history."

Bacani and Zalcman are a part of the inaugural group of OSF Moving Walls grantees who will receive funding to continue their projects as well as be represented in the exhibit.

In her work, Bacani documents the lives Chinese migrant workers in Singapore who left their home countries to seek a better economic future for their families but ended up being exploited.

Zalcman's work examines the legacy of the residential school systems on Native American's and their families, through their memories.