January 11 - March 2, 2024 
Opening Reception on January 11, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM 
Public artist talks in New York on January 20 and at SMFA Tufts, Boston on January 26. Talks at RISD and ICP to follow.



Silverlens New York is pleased to kick off 2024 with a solo exhibition by Filipina artist Wawi NAVARROZA (ACC 2008). Known for her large format photographic tableaus and self-portraits, the exhibition will mark the artist’s first solo show in the United States. Born and raised in Manila and educated in the West, Navarroza draws upon her lived experience as a female artist, Filipina, Southeast Asian, and transnational to create kaleidoscopic in-studio, in-camera, collages using a variety of materials, mise en scène, and herself.

Navarroza’s show at Silverlens New York chronicles her work spanning from 2019 to 2023, featuring a series of self-portraits that examine the intimate link between women, reproduction, and the enduring essence of art, showcasing the crests and troughs of the female experience. The body of work illuminates the artist’s metamorphosis from monochromatic austerity to vibrant, tropical hues, which began after a pivotal Asian Cultural Council fellowship at the International Center of Photography in New York. Encompassing self-portraits alongside new works culled from the artist’s years of movement between Manila, Madrid, and Istanbul, the exhibition pays homage to cycles, change, and lineage. In this show, Navarroza invites viewers to embrace the hidden wealth of material history and image-making to unlearn societal constructs and celebrate the DNA of identity forged through storytelling.

To learn more, click HERE.