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Angel Velasco Shaw, Asian American Studies

Angel Velasco Shaw is an independent film/video maker, educator, freelance curator, and cultural organizer.

Documentaries screened nationally and internationally include “The Momentary Enemy,” (collection: The Jim Thompson Museum Archives- Bangkok Thailand); “Blowback,” “Umbilical Cord,” (collection: Cinematheque Suisse Schweizer Filmarchiv & Casa Asia - Barcelona, Spain); “Asian Boys,” (collection: Cinematheque Suisse Schweizer Filmarchiv); “Nailed,” (collection: The Museum of Modern Art New York & Casa Asia - Barcelona, Spain); and “Balikbayan/ Return to Home."

Velasco Shaw was the originator and project director for the Vestiges of War 1899-1999: The Philippine-American War and Its Aftermath. (Feb. 1999 - components included an art exhibition, two weekend conference at New York University and performances at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre). She is co-editor of the anthology, “Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream; 1899-1999” (New York University Press, 2002). She co-curated Empire and Memory: Repercussions and Evocations of the 1899 Philippine-American War, a film/video exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum.

Velasco Shaw was a core faculty member in the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program at New York University where she taught media, cultural, and community studies courses from 1995-2006. She has also taught at Hunter College, Columbia University, The New School For Social Research, and Pratt Institute.  In 2000, she received an award from the Coalition for Asian American Children & Families for Outstanding Commitment and Dedication to Asian American Children and an Outstanding Teaching Award from NYU College of Arts & Science in 1997.

Velasco Shaw was the acting executive director of the non-profit Asian American media arts organization, Asian CineVision from 2000-2001. She has participated in numerous conferences and cultural events in the Philippines, conducted media workshops in the Philippines and Laos, and in Filipino American communities nationwide. In addition, she has curated art and media exhibitions for 456 Gallery/Chinese Arts Council, Asian American Arts Centre, Philadelphia Independent Film/Video Festival, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Asian American Video Festival for CUNY-TV, Donnell Media Library and the New Museum and University Settlement.

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