Collection: Melissa Yeung-Yap

Melissa (Ruivivar) Yeung-Yap is a Filipina visual artist who actively uses art not just as a medium for self-expression but as a means for empowerment and for bringing her advocacies to the fore. She is very passionate in collaborating with artisanal and indigenous communities in the Philippines. Using her artistry, she focuses on traditional weaving in order to make it sustainable here and now, and at the same time, ensure that the future of the Filipino is grounded in our rich authentic indigenous cultures. She has used art as therapy for children who experienced trauma from abandonment, calamities, and war.