Cheyenne Concepcion is a Filipino-American artist and designer whose work explores the politics of place across a wide range of media including installation, social practice, textile, design and public art. Materially experimental but conceptual at its core, Concepcion’s practice engages ideas of cultural memory, place-based activism, migration and often incorporates a public component. Recently, her objects, textile work and spatial interventions have focused on reclaiming and reinterpreting traditional craft and building practices from her homelands: the Philippines and California. Concepcion was born in Los Angeles and is based in New York City.
|Concepcion was a 2021 Shaping the Past Fellow, a 2020 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Fellow and in 2019, she was a National Monument Lab Fellow and recipient of the Excellence in Design Award from UC Berkeley. She is the co-founder of New Monuments Taskforce, an art collective guised as a fantastical municipal agency engaged in the dialogue, development and design of New Monuments in California. Her work has been shown nationally, in museums, galleries and in-situ. A “self-taught” artist, Concepcion received her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley and Bachelors degree in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego.|