Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo
Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo grew up in a family of artists and craftsmen in Paete, a small artisanal town in the Philippines. With a degree in Digital Filmmaking, she started merging her background in traditional arts with digital media that gave her an edge in visual storytelling. Most of her works are invested in visual elements. Her approach is experiential, aiming to blur and reveal correlation, contradiction, and multiple meanings behind constructed socio-political realities, personal and public spaces, Filipino colonial past, spiritual beliefs, and human strengths and weaknesses.