Rômy Pacquing McCoy (PH/AT) ILOCANO-VISAYAN
Born 1999, Ngunnawal Ngambri Country (Canberra), Australia
Lives and works Naarm (Melbourne), Australia
Rômy Pacquing McCoy is a queer Ilocano-Visayan and Austrian artist and organiser living with climate crisis induced disability. They make images by drawing on ancestral practices of art making and their encounters with found and inherited materials in diaspora.
Their art focalises play and refusal. They consider the act of discerning what should be made visible and where to be sacred work. In their creative process, weaving becomes one of multiple vital interventions to erase, safeguard, and unveil knowledge. Their praxis champions destruction as a life bringing force.