Artist Statement

As a visual ethnographer, I create media and social situations that contextualize people's counternarratives. I am most invested in the collective, community-based process in which I found my art practice.

Artist Bio

ERINA ALEJO approaches their multidisciplinary practice as an artist, activist-scholar, educator and community organizer through an ethnographic framework rooted in people power. Alejo is a founding member of Appendix Collective, formed through their 2016 Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) Emerging Curator Fellowship with Diana Li. Establishing SoMapagmahal Photography Mxntorship Program in 2017 with a team of artists of color reactivates the critical joy cultivated by youth of color in SoMa Pilipinas Filipino Cultural Heritage District. Alejo has shown work at and collaborates with AAWAA, Southern Exposure, Filipino Mental Health Initiative-SF, Kearny Street Workshop, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center, {m}aganda Magazine and The Pilipinx American Library. Erina is a third generation renter and lives with family in Excelsior, SF, documented through their @ahxstoryofrenting Instagram project.  


  • Film/Video
  • Mixed Media
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Southeast Asian
  • Abstract
  • Conceptual
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Experimental
  • Illustration
  • Installation
  • Mixed Media
  • Narrative
  • Noise/Sound
  • Non-fiction
  • Performance Art
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Realism
  • Sculpture
  • Social Practice
  • Video