Good Night, Sweet Dreams (2021)
Foldable steel bed, Photographic print on Fabric
As We Gaze Upon Her
Curated by Banat Collective
Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Augustine Paredes' existential self-portraits are a direct response to displaced migration from his native Philippines and the city of Dubai. Paredes juxtaposes the relationship of his body to the tightness of space. He curls and slouches into a fetal position, centering his disassociation and fragmentation to gender, identity and sexuality. Through these intimate moments, the artist draws parallels between migratory experience and self-identity.