O.M. France Viana

Visual artist and mythologist

O.M. France Viana is a visual artist, art historian, curator, writer, and mythologist who chronicles how Filipinx immigration is redefining what it means to be American. Her art practice includes social artistry, photography, collage, and installation, and mines culture for stories, puns, and archetypes. As the self-proclaimed Empress of Ube, she reimagines food as metaphor in Ube Trade live performances and serves a mean Ube daiquiri. Before moving to California and earning a Mills College MFA, she founded Diviana, the first Philippine photography gallery. She serves on the boards of Philippine International Aid, Asian Art Museum, Girls Leading Girls, and SOMA Pilipinas’ Arts and Culture Committee. She has curated shows at Dominican University and Minnesota Street Project, and exhibited at the Manetti Shrem Museum, SOMArts, Mills Museum, Marin MOCA, and Diego Rivera Gallery, among other venues. She founded and runs the ARROZidency, an artist residency program nurturing FilAm artists.