Bianca Weeko Martin

Bianca by Davide Sacchetta
Photo: Davide Sacchetta

Bianca Weeko Martin (b. Indonesia 1996)

I want to use beautiful images and words to recenter the marginal, and make the arcane inclusive. I am passionate about visual culture and city building, and I shape myself into different roles and disciplines to meet their evolving needs.

My research has recently focused on the art and architecture of the Philippines through a diasporic lens. My broader interests lie in contemporary and historic forms of transcultural exchange. I maintain an occasional illustration practice in parallel with my research, both of which invite joyful collaborations within academia, foresight, food and hospitality, music, and more.

I am committed to bridging gaps between disciplines, localities, and arts audiences. I have facilitated a series of experimental, participatory workshops on drawing, architecture, and memory in Canada and the Philippines. Recently I completed a graduate thesis on my dad's ancestral house, assisted on the curatorial team of an exhibition critically examining the former Spanish Empire at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and worked with the Living Architecture Systems Group to build immersive meshwork sculptures and connect international researchers. Currently, I am working on research projects related to large language models and public art mentorships.

Currently based in Toronto, Canada. My previous internship experiences in the architectural field have taken me to New York City, Melbourne, Mexico City, Prague and Bali.

Get in touch with me at bweeko[at]gmail[dot]com