USA / MONO8
Davion Alston (b. 1992) was born on an American military base in Landstuhl, Germany and through his interwoven themes of lineage, memory, and identity, Alston looks for a deeper sense of self through the histories of African and Filipino diasporas. He received his BFA in studio art with a focus in Photography as well as a Minor in Anthropology from Georgia State University and recently completed his MFA from the Yale School of Art. His work debates the idea of conflation between object and subject with deft investigations of race, gender, sexuality, class, and performance. Reconciling with the complexity of his identity, Alston extends his practice to assessing his Southeast Asian identity and the diaspora.