Angel Velasco Shaw is a visual artist, educator and curator living in New York and Manila. Her experimental documentaries have screened in American, European, and Asian film festivals, museums, galleries, and schools. They include: Markets of Resistance; Inherited Memories; Motherload (collection: the Metropolitan Museum of Manila); When Absence Becomes Presence; The Momentary Enemy (collection: The Jim Thompson Museum Archives, Bangkok Thailand); Umbilical Cord (collections: Cinematheque Suisse Schweizer Filmarchiv and Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain); Asian Boys (collection: Cinematheque Suisse Schweizer Filmarchiv); and Nailed (collections: The Museum of Modern Art New York and Casa Asia, Barcelona, Spain).
Group visual art exhibitions include galleries in New York, Manila, and Los Angeles. Curatorial visual art/film exhibitions include Not Visual Noise; Carpe Diem, High Wire; Provocations: Philippine Documentary Photography (co-curator); and The Inverted Telescope. Multidisciplinary cross-cultural exchange projects include Markets of Resistance; Women as (Mythical) Hero; Vestiges of War, and Empire and Memory: Repercussions and Evocations of the 1899 Philippine-American War at the Guggenheim Museum, New York University, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Orange Gallery, Galeria Duemila, and Art Fair Philippines. Velasco Shaw was an associate professor in the School of Arts and Sciences Communication Arts Department, and the founding director of the Institute for Heritage, Culture and the Arts at the Philippine Women’s University in Manila. Additionally, she has taught at Hunter College, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, The New School and was core faculty in the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute at New York University. Publications include the anthology Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of An Imperial Dream: 1899-1999, co-edited with Luis H. Francia (New York University Press, 2002), Silent Stories (self-published, 1985), and the forthcoming Markets of Resistance anthology (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 2023). She was a recipient of a 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S. "Innovators & Thought Leaders" award by Filipina Women's Network in 2011.