by Aster V. Delgado
Aster V. Delgado started to paint in 1996 while still working at the Women’s Crisis Center in Manila, and she was a member of LANTAD, the first lesbian band in the Philippines. Aster’s art has always focused on the situation of women/lesbians. An additional theme is animal life and nature. Aster has exhibited internationally and co-organized the first SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day in Hamburg and the Nasty Women Exhibition in Flensburg. Most recently, her artwork was featured in the “Pride being L” exhibition at the Frauen Museum Wiesbaden, and her short film had its premiere at Metro Manila Pride’s Queer Arts Festival HimagSining.