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Martha Atienza

Community Engagement

BY JENNIFER BAUM LAGDAMEO

Portrait of Martha Atienza. Photo by RJ Fernandez. Courtesy Silverlens, Manila. 

It seems quite natural that Martha Atienza would have a deep fascination with the maritime. Born to a Filipino sea captain father and a Dutch mother who worked in the shipping industry, the multimedia artist grew up on the waters of the Netherlands and the Philippines. Today, water remains a central element in her work. The first time I met Atienza, in May 2015, she had come from her home on Bantayan Island off the coast of Cebu…

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