Rina Casero Espiritu
Rina Espiritu is an independent NYC local artist with a green card and a part-time restaurant job. She majored in Dance and has a minor in Asian American Studies and Psychology at Hunter College. Born and raised in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines, she moved to NYC with her family in 2005 and resided in Jamaica, Queens. As a young immigrant in college she found her passion in performance and pursued a major in Dance in sophomore year against her family's wishes. Her debut work premiered at Hunter College in the fall of 2014 titled Pacified. She has shown works at various places in NYC such as the Dixon Place, La MaMa ETC, Eden's Expressway, Judson Church, Socrates Sculpture Park, Abrons Art Center, Jack Crystal Theater and Kaye Playhouse.
She's been fixated on finding ways to represent feelings of being trapped- in our own physical body, by the structural systems we participate in and by our individual thought processes. She is looking for a way out. She's curious about cryptocurrency, nomads and co-living. She often wonders, what if we value accessibility instead of ownership? What if we live in a borderless world filled with global citizens?