For More Than Shelter, Roberto Jamora is exploring the idea of immigrant communities and the social structures they need. He has been paired with members of the Filipino community of Hampton Roads including Ken Garcia of Angie's Bakery and Hazel Mariano of Leafspring School.
ROBERTO JAMORA is a Richmond-based artist and educator. He holds an MFA from Purchase College, State University of New York and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William & Mary. He is the Asian Centennial Distinguished Fine Arts Fellow at the College of William & Mary. He will be a Fellow at VCCA-France, Moulin à Nef (Auvillar, FR) in Summer 2022.
His artwork was part of New Waves 2020 at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. He has shown his work throughout the United States. He is represented by Page Bond Gallery in Richmond and FLXST Contemporary in Chicago. His artwork is in collections including Capital One, Harvard Kennedy School, Atlanta Hawks NBA Team, and several private collections throughout North America, the Philippines, and United Kingdom.
More Than Shelter
The essentials for human survival are food, water, and shelter. These needs take precedence over all the others. Virginia MOCA continues our investigations of basic human needs with the new exhibition More Than Shelter. Eleven artists received an invitation to participate in this exhibition. We asked each one to consider what the idea of shelter means to them and choose an avenue of investigation. The artists connected with partners who provided unique insight into their area of expertise. Shelter is both a verb and a noun. It can mean a home, a community, or the people and places that makes us feel safe and welcomed. It also means to listen, care, and to support one another, our community, our land, our minds, our society, and our futures.