I'm a writer, filmmaker, and artist who makes narrative, documentary, and hybrid films, as well as social practice and participatory art projects. I'm drawn to the tension between past and future, old and new, private and public, real and fake. My process is playful and collaborative, and I often combine archival media, oral history, improvisation, and reenactment to explore conflict, memory, ecology, and power. I also use visual humor or satire to make people laugh and think. I'm especially interested in ways of seeing, being, and making that challenge techno-utopianism and digital disembodiment in contemporary culture.
In 2024 I was awarded a Film & Video Artist Residency at Yaddo, where I am currently developing a new film, in collaboration with Because The Night Productions, titled Look But Don't Touch.
My work has been presented at Clermont-Ferrand, ZINEBI Bilbao, BAMcinématek, Palais de Tokyo, Jumping Frames Hong Kong, and more. I've been awarded fellowships and received support from The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Flaherty Film Seminar, UnionDocs, The New York Foundation for the Arts, NEW INC, The Queens Council on the Arts, and The University of Chicago Center in Paris. I've been an invited guest speaker at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, Harvard Law School's Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights, and Ecology, and on podcasts like The Ideaspace and Asian, Not Asian. My writing has been published by The Creative Independent, Screen Slate, LR Magazine (Auckland), Arbelos Films, and Cinema Reborn (Sydney).
Between 2007-2015 I was the founder and director of National Headquarters, a DIY space and curatorial platform that evolved into a production company specializing in low-budget shorts by emerging independent filmmakers. From 2018-2023 I was the founder and director of Happy Family Night Market, a grassroots community organization whose mission was to celebrate the Asian diaspora and deepen cross-cultural exchange through food, art, and education. 

I was born in Kansas City, raised in Wisconsin, schooled in Chicago, and spent a few years in Los Angeles and Oakland before moving to New York City, where I currently teach at Parsons School of Design. I try to spend as much time in the real world and as little on the Internet as possible.
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Angeline Gragasin
86 Wyckoff Ave
PO Box 370304
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Email: hello (at) angelinegragasin.com
CV available upon request
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