So What Do You Have to Say For Yourself?


Curator: Patricia Cariño

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, November 3 – Sunday, December 4, 2011 | FLAX Art & Design Gallery, San Francisco

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2011, 5-7 PM



Generation Y or Millennials, born between the early 1980’s to early 2000’s, grew up in a high-speed Internet, post 9/11, social-media frenzied, and entrepreneurial era. Anxious corporations upload tutorial videos on how to manage these millenials and news articles describe them as entitled, eager, and thirsty for instant gratification. Mainstream media focuses on the age, solely the “under 30’s crowd.” The largest generation since the baby-boomers, Gen Y’ers are preparing to take the lead.

So What Do You Have To Say For Yourself? asks artists to refocus and reframe our understanding of this generation. Let us move from the didactic space of how one should “manage” them to an investigation of what and who comprises this new generation. This exhibition wants to know, ”What is the Gen Y Asian American Women’s experience? What do they have to say for themselves?”


Patricia Cariño is a first-generation Pilipina American who aims to dedicate her career to the awareness and advancement of underrepresented arts and culture. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and received her B.A. in History of Art in 2010. Patricia has worked with cultural institutions including the Oakland Museum of California, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Haines Gallery in San Francisco. In 2009, Patricia was selected to participate in the Arts & Business Council of New York’s Multicultural Internship Program, where she worked with the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Most recently, Patricia completed the inaugural Emerging Arts Professionals San Francisco/Bay Area Fellowship Program as a Marketing Fellow. She currently works in fundraising at California College of the Arts. Patricia looks forward to a career pursuing her passion, producing exhibitions that prioritize creativity, story-telling, and community dialogue.


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