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LOOK: Nikki Luna’s ‘Rape of Seas’ goes on exhibit in Vienna

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The exhibit confronts the fragility of Filipino sovereignty over the West Philippine sea under the Duterte administration

'RAPE OF SEAS.' Nikki Luna's exhibit is currently running in Vienna, Austria. Photo courtesy of Nikki Luna

WATCH: Wardrobe of misogyny and violence in Nikki Luna exhibit

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Strength in vulnerability permeates these artworks

The art of dissent in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance

POLITICAL ART. The Duterte administration has given rise to new work by artists criticizing the government's moves. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Power in Her Story: Women publishing books for women

May 19, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Power in Her Story, a women-centered publishing house, releases its first book. 'I Love my Body,' to teach kids that they own their body. It is written by women's rights advocate Nikki Luna and illustrated by Julienne Dadivas

The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits?

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women

[Dash of SAS] To the girl who was told by Pia Cayetano 'Boys will be boys'

Mar 28, 2017 - 11:51 AM

While we try to lead lives as a modern Filipino woman reality is that even our President says things that do not respect women How can we act in a society that perpetuates and tolerates this? asks the girl

WATCH: Art for EJKs raises awareness about women’s plight

Feb 04, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The exhibit Violence Need Not Be Bloody For It To Be Validated As Such is open for public viewing until Thursday February 9

ART ACTIVISM. Photo by Lourd / Rappler

Play Ground: Nikki Luna's solo exhibit in New York

Oct 26, 2016 - 7:12 PM

Multi awarded Filipina visual artist Nikki Luna showcases 15 sculptural objects – guns made from cast resin and lace each symbolizing individual acts of violence

Lemonade, battered woman syndrome, and Duterte apologists

May 06, 2016 - 4:30 PM

A generation is about to be influenced by a leader who has low regard of women

Duterte-Cayetano at the Rock D' Avance concert in Taguig on April 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Feminism beyond the jargon

Mar 31, 2016 - 8:57 PM

To be called a feminist has become a taunt – a rabid woman an Amazon an angry female and a host of other insults The feminist cliché

Nikki Luna's empowering statement shirts from Human

Mar 28, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Artist Nikki Luna s shirts aren t your typical statement shirts They invite action as well as reaction

Patriarchy, Manny Pacquiao and Madonna

Mar 22, 2016 - 8:30 PM

It s time to unlearn patriarchy We should never call a home at peace when there is no democracy inside the house

Rappler Talk: Art, Labor, and the Filipina

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:58 AM

The triumphs and struggles of the Filipina laborer takes centerstage in visual artist Nikki Luna s art works

The pain and glory in labor, as told by Nikki Luna

Sep 06, 2015 - 3:21 PM

Called LABOR Nikki Luna s latest exhibit celebrates the triumphs and struggles of the Filipina laborer

#SharePH #ShareIloilo: Islas de Gigantes, Miag-ao church, Camiña Balay na Bato

Nov 29, 2014 - 2:28 PM

Rappler s SharePH explores the province of Iloilo Share your own Iloilo memories

#SharePH #ShareDavao: Diving, Mt. Apo, the Philippine eagle

Nov 24, 2014 - 5:44 PM

Watch the first episode of Rappler s new travel show SharePH as it explores Davao city Share your own Davao memories

#ShareDavao: The diving lifestyle

Nov 07, 2014 - 8:29 PM

What s the diving lifestyle like in Davao?

#ShareDavao: Is there a future for the Philippine eagle

Nov 06, 2014 - 9:08 PM

One of the rarest and most powerful birds in the world may soon cease to exist in the wild

Pamulaan: Shaping indigenous leaders

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:44 PM

The Pamulaan Center for indigenous people s education seeks to shape and empower the youth into community leaders

Nikki Luna: I don't support beauty pageants

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:20 PM

The artist talks about her art and advocacy and why women don t need a pageant to tell them they re beautiful

Are working women really empowered?

Mar 30, 2014 - 9:50 AM

Rappler s forum on gender and job security shows that women from different sectors continue to experience discrimination and abuse in the workplace

WOMEN WHO WORK IT. 5 panelists comprised of NGO and government officials lead the forum on gender bias in the workplace.

[Woman up!] Make a move, ask him out!

Feb 14, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Actress Angel Aquino and artist Nikki Luna both advocates of women’s rights discuss why it’s perfectly all right for a woman to do the asking when she’s interested

YES OR NO? Whatever the answer may be, go ahead and ask him out. In today's world, this shouldn't be a problem

Art and love: Artist Nikki Luna's home

Jun 22, 2013 - 3:31 PM

We visit the home of the artist and feminist for our first Space feature

AN ARTIST'S HOME. Nikki Luna welcomes Rappler first to her space

Released from shackles: A Filipina's story

Mar 08, 2013 - 7:04 PM

What is the plight of the Filipino woman working in Japan? Artist Nikki Luna shares a story she encountered on a recent trip

AGE OF INNOCENCE. Artist-writer Nikki Luna (right, standing) and Mikee Carrion with teachers Olive Ohkuno, Etsuko Sahara and Filipino and Japanese children at the Ecumenical Learning Center for Children. All photos courtesy of Nikki Luna

Land is life

Oct 13, 2012 - 10:52 PM

How can you own that which will outlive you?

NIKKI LUNA's 'SOIL' INSTALLATION at the Beat exhibit in Lopez Museum last August. Photo by Nikki Luna

Nikki Luna: Rebel with a cause

Aug 17, 2012 - 1:55 PM

She may look like the stylish queen bee but this artist would rather be a servant than a queen


Beyond definitions and borders

Mar 20, 2012 - 12:55 PM

The spectrum of struggles of the Feminist is wide and overarching full of contradictions and revisions

Malasimbo: A mix of music and arts

Mar 01, 2012 - 8:15 PM

The Philippines unique Malasimbo music and arts festival kicks off on March 2

When art and disaster meet

Jan 10, 2012 - 5:49 PM

I went there to teach art but it was them who taught me

Boys painting